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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Lets not forget... another Negro Leagues player -

    John "Steel Arm" Taylor
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    Vinegar Bend Mizell

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    [QUOTE=hellonewman]Choo-Choo Coleman

    Choo-Choo Coleman is my favorite because when asked by Ralph Kiner on Kiner's Corner how he got the nickname Choo-Choo, his reply was "I really don't know Ralph."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman
    Choo-Choo Coleman

    Choo-Choo Coleman is my favorite because when asked by Ralph Kiner on Kiner's Corner how he got the nickname Choo-Choo, his reply was "I really don't know Ralph."
    My favorite Choo-Choo story is when an announcer (Kiner or Lindsay Nelson)
    asked him "what's your wife's name, and what's she like?" Coleman replied
    "Her name is Mrs. Coleman and she likes me."

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    Tony "Shoo Shoo" Conigliaro
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    From the early years in Boston...

    George Lovington "Sassafrass" Winter
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    Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens

    And my current favorite: Adam Dunn...the Big Donkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey37
    I forgot...Thurman Munson, The Walrus.

    I've heard the nickname "Squatty" used for him by some Red Sox players in the 70's. Anyone ever heard that used?
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey37
    And here are a few more Yankee nicknames that haven’t been mentioned yet. And of course, my all-time favorite…
    Casey Stengel - The Old Perfessor


    From the 40's in Boston...
    Dominic Paul "The Little Professor" DiMaggio!
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Lets not forget yet another Negro Leagues player and HOF member...


    Wilber "Bullet" Rogan


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    Doe's anyone remember "Dr. Strangeglove"?
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan
    I find it amazing that no one has mentioned

    The Commerce Comet
    How about "The Cuban Comet" Minnie Monoso.
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck
    Doe's anyone remember "Dr. Strangeglove"?
    Dick Stuart, right?

    I think people have also pinned that name on some player recently, however, someone who's still playing -- I forget who.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin4
    Dick Stuart, right?

    I think people have also pinned that name on some player recently, however, someone who's still playing -- I forget who.
    That's the guy! And how about "The Springfield Rifle"
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    Brown is going. So, it looks like we have a rematch of the opening game of the '98 WS

    I'm surprised this isn't being talked about more, Houston had a rainout so it might be cause AP wasn't originially schedueled to pitch. But he's coming to Tampa, so it'll be interesting with him seeing familiar faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck
    That's the guy! And how about "The Springfield Rifle"
    Vic Raschi!

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    Let's not confuse "nicknames" for "known as the".

    When Mickey Mantle walked into a room people didn't greet him with,
    "Hello Commerce Comet!"

    Thurman Munson was commonly called "tugboat" by his closest friends on the team.

    Some of my favorite nicks: "Spook" Jacobs, "Whammy" Douglas, "Ice" Williams
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    I've got an oldie! Felix "El Gato Flaco" Heredia!
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    Nick Swisher has agreed to a $56 mil, 4 year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Good riddance!!!

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    John Milton Rivers -- aka "Mickey" Rivers, "Mick the Quick"
    Russell Earl Dent -- "Bucky" Dent, "Bucky Fukcing Dent"
    Charles Dillon Stengel -- "Casey" Stengel, "The Old Perfessor"

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    Wonder if Showboat Fisher is in here?
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    Curt Blefary - Clank. That told you everything you needed to know about his glove.
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    "Bug" Holliday
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    "Cookie" Lavagetto
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    Frankie "The Fordham Flash" Frisch
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    Albert "Butts" Wagner
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