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nuovorecord
02-24-2009, 09:16 AM
The Met's third base coach gets my vote...

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/both-sides-of-the-phillies-mets-rivalry/

Maybe he can get an endorsement deal from Maas??? :001_smile

Trench
02-24-2009, 09:22 AM
Hmm... maybe from a wet shaver's (so I guess this would include me) point of view it's the best. But from a purely baseball perspective, Clete Thomas of the Detroit Tigers has a pretty fitting name, and it's not even a nickname!

castlecraver
02-24-2009, 09:25 AM
Yup. He used to play AA ball with the Indianapolis Indians, back when they were a farm club for the Expos. I was 8-10, and our little league teams used to go to games every season. He was their best hitter and most well-known player for an awfully long time by minor league standards.

ouch
02-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Beats the hell out of Heine Manush or "Three Finger" Mordecai Brown.


My favorite all time name is Al Kaline, as well as my favorite battery.

slcsteve
02-24-2009, 10:00 AM
"The Iron Horse"

Lou Gehrig

nuovorecord
02-24-2009, 10:22 AM
I suppose Sal "The Barber" Maglie should get a mention as well.

jazzman
02-24-2009, 10:29 AM
How 'bout some love for Mose "The Rabbi of Swat" Solomon? Lifetime batting average: .375 (3 for 8; 1923).

pal
02-24-2009, 03:47 PM
How about HOF Reds Catcher Johnny Bench.

riooso
02-24-2009, 07:49 PM
Ty Cobb! Nuf said!:biggrin:


Richard

richmondesi
02-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Ty Cobb! Nuf said!:biggrin:


Richard

Beat me to it. Best player ever, with the best baseball name too! :thumbup1:

theperfectstorm
02-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Dom DiMaggio. It's fun to say and it translates from the Italian as "I get the second best of every damn thing!"

mk-ultra
02-24-2009, 08:19 PM
Gotta go with the Yaz. Carl Yastrzemski.

The last person to win a triple crown (1967).

I had my picture taken with him at Met Stadium (Bloomington, MN). The next year, I had the picture sent into the clubhouse and he signed it.

Saw him play at both Fenway Park and Met Stadium.

What a guy!

wavescrashing
02-24-2009, 08:21 PM
Cocoa Crisp. Cereal or Pro ball player?

Now the greatest? Why that'd be the Babe. Geroge Herman Ruth.

thirdeye
02-24-2009, 08:22 PM
"The Iron Horse"

Lou Gehrig

You took the type right out of my fingers........:biggrin:

nuovorecord
02-24-2009, 08:25 PM
How about HOF Reds Catcher Johnny Bench.

Definitely the most ironic name, in that he rarely sat on a bench! :biggrin:

richmondesi
02-24-2009, 08:25 PM
Gotta go with the Yaz. Carl Yastrzemski.

The last person to win a triple crown (1967).

I had my picture taken with him at Met Stadium (Bloomington, MN). The next year, I had the picture sent into the clubhouse and he signed it.

Saw him play at both Fenway Park and Met Stadium.

What a guy!

He can't have the best baseball name ever if die hard baseball people are the only ones that can pronounce his name. :biggrin:

Duckster
02-24-2009, 08:45 PM
Mickey Mantle

DunEdinRanger
02-24-2009, 08:45 PM
"FAT" Freddie Fitzsimmons

Hippo Vaughn

Dizzy Dean

Pepper Martin

Siddhartha Finch :biggrin:

FLTiger
02-24-2009, 09:28 PM
William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson

I just love the nickname "Mookie." :001_smile

nuovorecord
02-24-2009, 09:31 PM
William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson

I just love the nickname "Mookie." :001_smile

No way you're a Red Sox fan, then. :biggrin:

Personally, I think "Bill Buckner" and "Bucky Dent" are two of the best as well. :a30:[sox fans]

jtoddaz
02-24-2009, 10:37 PM
"Oil Can" Boyd.

Period.

TimmyBoston
02-24-2009, 11:46 PM
"The Iron Horse"

Lou Gehrig

That's my pick.

richmondesi
02-25-2009, 08:24 PM
"The Iron Horse"

Lou Gehrig

That's my pick.

If we're including nicknames... How about "The Iron Bird" Cal Ripken, JR.

He even has a baseball team named after him in Aberdeen Maryland

mk-ultra
02-25-2009, 08:30 PM
How about when Boog Powell became the fourth Alou brother, Boog Alou.

Shane
02-25-2009, 08:49 PM
How about when Boog Powell became the fourth Alou brother, Boog Alou.
Was it an Electric Boog Alou?

Bristlingbeardofodin
02-26-2009, 06:23 AM
"The Iron Horse"

Lou Gehrig

Very cool!

the young Willie Mays was "The Say Hey Kid" which may or not have been cool but Willie Mays made it like everything else he did cool.

Henry "Hank" Aaron had some reat ones too -- "Bad Henry" "Hammerin' Hank" for two.

Pete Rose was "Charlie Hustle" because he ran out walks and gave 100%. Unfortunately he later became a true hustler in the negative sense as well.

pal
02-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Hey Dan, I thought your intention for this thread was not to name who a person considered the best baseball player of all time, but the best baseball player names, hence Razor Shines. If that is the case I would also like to add to the list the Houston Astros' Mark Lemongello.

nuovorecord
02-27-2009, 08:45 PM
Ah, this thread got a bit sideways anyway. I was thinking it was great that there was a ballplayer with a shaving related name and commented on that, and things just kind of took on a life of their own. But whatever...it's all good! :biggrin:

johnniegold
02-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Buddy Biancalana.

The announcers must have hated this guy. :biggrin:

Coming to the plate, the shortstop, Buddy Biancalana.

Biancalana takes the first pitch, ball one.

Biancalana leans in for the second pitch, strike one.

Biancalana steps back and takes a look at the third base coach.

Biancalana swings and misses, strike two.

Biancalana a .205 lifetime hitter, takes strike three.

Hopefully, Biancalana will not come to the plate for 2 or 3 innings.



Footnote - In 1985, during the countdown to Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb's hits record, David Letterman instituted a Buddy Biancalana countdown calendar. Biancalana later appeared as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman, quipping "I'm closer to Cobb than you are to Carson." Buddy finished his big-league career with 113 base hits, over four thousand short of Cobb or Rose.

nuovorecord
02-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Great story, Bob!

pal
02-27-2009, 10:24 PM
Ah, this thread got a bit sideways anyway. I was thinking it was great that there was a ballplayer with a shaving related name and commented on that, and things just kind of took on a life of their own. But whatever...it's all good! :biggrin:

I hope we can keep this going....this is fun.:001_smile There are a tun of names still out there.

bennyJ82
02-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Dizzy Dean!
Bonus for being a Cardinal :biggrin:

slcsteve
02-28-2009, 07:31 AM
Dizzy Dean!
Bonus for being a Cardinal :biggrin:


As well as his brother Paul "Daffy" Dean.

Dorko
02-28-2009, 07:44 AM
Bill "Spaceman" Lee

What's even better than Coco Crisp is what's on his driver's license: Covelli Loyce Crisp - now THAT is a name!

Some love should go Nomar's way, too. His is just weird.

mk-ultra
02-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Bill "Spaceman" Lee



Ah yes, Bill Lee. I saw him pitch at Fenway in 1977.

I remember some interesting quotes of his.

Explaining the hemispheres of the brain, the noted southpaw once observed: "You have a left and a right. The left side controls the right half of your body, and the right side controls the left half. Therefore, left-handers are the only people in their right mind."

Lee was also asked why southpaws are always stereotyped as flakes, and he replied, "What do you expect from a northpaw world?"

“Tibetan priests can sit naked in the snow at 18,000 feet and they have such powers of mental discipline, that if they put their minds to it, they can generate enough heat to melt snow for 20 feet around. Now you put that Tibetan priest on the mound, naked or not, with the baseball in his palm, and he’ll take that power of concentration and make the ball disappear and then materialize down the line in the catcher’s mitt. There’s my idea of a relief pitcher.
- Bill Lee, on the perfect pitcher


My googling must be slipping. I can't seem to find the May 1978 Sports Illustrated cover with him in a space suit.

slcsteve
02-28-2009, 08:57 AM
Leroy "Satchel" Paige

He earned his nickname, "Satchel," as a young boy, when he took a job carrying bags (and satchels) at railroad stations for passengers.

http://www.satchelpaige.com/images/quotes/quote3.gif

Masterofsparks
02-28-2009, 09:42 AM
"Pee Wee" Reese!

dpm802
02-28-2009, 09:46 AM
Straight razors should vote for "Hone-us" Wagner.

mk-ultra
02-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Lawrence "Yogi" Berra

"It ain't over 'til it's over "

"Never answer an anonymous letter"

"It's deja vu all over again"

" When you come to a fork in the road....Take it "

" I didn't really say everything I said "

When asked what time is was......" you mean now?"

On why NY lost the 1960 series to Pittsburgh " We made too many wrong mistakes"

" You can observe a lot by watching "

" The future ain't what it used to be "

" It gets late early out here"

" If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark, nobody's going to stop them "

"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

"Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."

"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

pal
02-28-2009, 04:18 PM
George Herman "Babe", "The Bambino", "The Sultan of Swat" Ruth

New2DEShaving_Montreal
02-28-2009, 04:29 PM
Does Mr. "Razor Shines" use a DE or Straight razor?

pal
02-28-2009, 10:30 PM
How about Hall of Famer Robert "Hoot" Gibson.

nuovorecord
02-28-2009, 11:12 PM
I was always partial to Al "The Mad Hungarian" Hrabosky.

nuovorecord
02-28-2009, 11:13 PM
Straight razors should vote for "Hone-us" Wagner.

Ugh! That's so bad, it's good! :w00t:

knlgskr
02-28-2009, 11:13 PM
Hugh Ambrose "Eeyah" Jennings, Nellie Fox, Boojum Wilson, Chippy Britt, Charles "Ol' Hoss" Radbourne, "Turkey Mike" Donlin, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, "Wahoo" Sam Crawford, "Vicious Vic" Harris, "Mule" Suttles, "The Yankee Clipper".

Has anyone read "The Tumult and the Shouting" by Grantland Rice? He is responsible for a lot of nicknames of famous athletes and teams.

Richard

scottydoint
02-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Chipper Jones.

or Wild Thing:lol: or Rusty Kuntz or Mookie Wilson or Cap Anson

Wishoot
02-28-2009, 11:20 PM
While he may not be my favorite player, I always thought the name Rollie Fingers was kind of cool.

Growing up in Detroit, I was fond of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. Again, not my favorite player, but a cool nickname.

pal
03-01-2009, 07:02 AM
Red Sox/ White Sox Carlton "Pudge" Fisk

pal
03-01-2009, 10:29 AM
Chipper Jones.




This would have been a great name for a golfer as well.:001_rolle

pal
03-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Come on guys lets keep this one going. James "Catfish" Hunter

mk-ultra
03-04-2009, 07:53 PM
Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyle

Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith better known as "The Wizard of Oz" - best damn shortstop I ever saw!

DarkAudit
03-04-2009, 08:18 PM
Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell. My all-time favorite. The late 70s was a great time for Pittsburgh sports (even though everything else in the region was going to... ---------)

pal
03-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell. My all-time favorite. The late 70s was a great time for Pittsburgh sports (even though everything else in the region was going to... ---------)

Yea, you Morgantown boys are Pirate fans but the Huntington crowd goes for the Red Legs. How about Tom "Terrific" Seaver.

D.Irving79
03-04-2009, 08:48 PM
HACK WILSON


awesomeness.

mk-ultra
03-04-2009, 08:51 PM
Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell. My all-time favorite. The late 70s was a great time for Pittsburgh sports (even though everything else in the region was going to... ---------)


Pops

nuovorecord
03-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Bucky "F__king" Dent has been a long-time favorite of mine.

Wasn't Dave Kingman's nickname "Kong?" Any Met fans here?

pal
03-05-2009, 11:12 AM
Leon Allen "Goose" Goslin

masonjarjar
03-05-2009, 02:50 PM
Rollie Fingers (Pitcher)

Luis Tiant (another pitcher, I always liked his name, and that little spin move he did before the delivery)

masonjarjar
03-05-2009, 02:52 PM
While he may not be my favorite player, I always thought the name Rollie Fingers was kind of cool.

Growing up in Detroit, I was fond of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. Again, not my favorite player, but a cool nickname.

oh man, you beat me to Rollie..

and the Bird! man that takes me back..

masonjarjar
03-05-2009, 02:54 PM
While he may not be my favorite player, I always thought the name Rollie Fingers was kind of cool.

Growing up in Detroit, I was fond of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych. Again, not my favorite player, but a cool nickname.

oh, and check it out...

Fidrych also did an Aqua Velva television commercial after the 1976 season.

:biggrin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Fidrych

masonjarjar
03-05-2009, 02:57 PM
Dave Parker

because he always "parked" the ball..


César Gerónimo

because, as a kid, I always imagined that he'd yell "GERONIMO!!!" out there in center field to call a pop fly..

Bristlingbeardofodin
03-05-2009, 05:46 PM
Pete Rose was an Aqua Velva man as well.

D.Irving79
03-05-2009, 05:47 PM
lou gehrig was a skin bracer fellow i believe.

mk-ultra
03-05-2009, 05:51 PM
Denton True "Cy" Young

Roberto Clemente Walker


They both have awards named for them!

theperfectstorm
03-05-2009, 06:04 PM
Thurman Munson. Great ball player, fine leader, beloved Yankee.

But the name sounds like a name you give the mall cops when you are 15 and acting a fool in the mall.

Classic 70's baseball mustache though. Muy, muy macho!

Wishoot
03-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Roberto Clemente

Baseball legend and great humanitarian. I wish he was still around.

pal
03-05-2009, 06:49 PM
Baseball Commissioner A.B. "Happy" Chandler.

D.Irving79
03-05-2009, 08:12 PM
i dont care if its been said already: RAPID ROBERT

sounds like a DE blade stropper.

pal
03-06-2009, 07:38 AM
William Henry "Wee Willy" Keeler

theperfectstorm
03-06-2009, 07:46 AM
If we have moved on to nicknames then:

Stan "The Man" Musial.

How can you have a better nickname than to have an entire league of professionals designate YOU as "The Man?"

pal
03-06-2009, 05:34 PM
Cincinnati and Detroit Worlds Series Manager "Sparky Anderson".