Poll: Best baseball nicknames.
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With not much to do on Thursday night I saw a photo online of one of my favorite players so I thought this would be fun. Please add you own, and please participate.
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|Willie Mays, "The Say Hey Kid."|
|Stan Musial, "Stan the Man."|
|Reggie Jackson, "Mr October."|
|Albert Pujols, "The Machine."|
|Babe Ruth, "The Sultan of Swat."|
|1970 Reds, "The Big Red Machine."|
|Bucky Dent, "Bucky Fuckin' Dent."|
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The other nicknames are good too.
It seemed like the National League All-Star teams were mostly composed of Reds players in the mid-70's.
Speaking of nicknames, Brent Musburger seemed to invent them frequently when covering Ohio State football games years ago. "Everybody at Ohio State calls him [fill in the blank]!" Then me and my family would look at each other perplexed by yet another Musburger nickname that we'd NEVER heard before.
Probably should've been changed to "The Hustler" after the gambling problems were revealed.
Ill never forget what a nice guy he was. Really a decent man. I was lucky enough to meet him and have a good conversation with him. Ive got a great pic with him but finding and sharing is out of my league. Thanks for the thread.
Pronounced "goosh." Catcher for the Padres in the '80s. Lifetime batting average: .144.
I had to look for a picture of him, hoping to see him wearing glasses like Chris Sabo, but no such luck.
and his brother paul "daffy" dean.
dizzy's broadcasting partner was "pee wee" reese.
doesn't every ball player have a nickname?
"dixie" walker, ty cobb "the georgia peach, " mark "the bird" fidrych, "yogi" berra, phil "knucksie" niekro, "hammerin' hank aaron, etc etc etc.
Willie McCovey was 6-foot-4 with size fifteen gunboats; he covered a LOT of real estate around 1st base.
Oh, he had a wicked stick, too.
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but McCovey Cove, I mean other than Boat Bound promoters?