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    How about a Tigers pitcher... at least for most of his career, back in the 50's and early 60's. Frank Lary led the league with wins in 1956 - when he had 21. Also won 23 in 1961!

    He was known as "The Yankee Killer"
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    And here are a few more Yankee nicknames that haven’t been mentioned yet.

    Allie Reynolds – The Big Chief, Superchief
    Jack Chesbro – Happy Jack
    Earle Combs – The Kentucky Colonel
    Lefty Gomez – Goofy
    Waite Hoyt – Schoolboy
    Miller Huggins – The Mighty Mite
    Johnny Mize – The Big Cat

    And of course, my all-time favorite…
    Casey Stengel - The Old Perfessor
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck
    How about a Tigers pitcher... at least for most of his career, back in the 50's and early 60's. Frank Lary led the league with wins in 1956 - when he had 21. Also won 23 in 1961!

    He was known as "The Yankee Killer"
    They called A's slugger Geronimo Berroa the same thing in the mid-late '90s (though I'm not sure if it was official). He *was* a scary guy at the plate. What ever happened to him?
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    I find it amazing that no one has mentioned

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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Does Tony La Russa's nickname for Ruben Sierra count?

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    Eddie Plank "Gettysburg Eddie" Won 326 games in his HOF career.
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    Oil Can Boyd
    Cy (Cyclone) Young (his given name was Denton!)

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    The Scooter - Phil Rizzuto
    "Moose" Skowron

    Although he's not a baseball player, in the fine tradition of "Losing Pitcher", the Giants used to have a cornerback named Elvis Patterson who they nicknamed "Toast" because he got burned so much by wide receivers.

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    I forgot...Thurman Munson, The Walrus.
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    I think Graig Nettles was "Puff"

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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    "Icebox" Chamberlain
    "Cannonball" Titcomb
    "Wee" Willie Keeler ("Hit 'Em Where They Ain't")

    Thanks for the thread!
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    I think Shoeless Joe Jackson is the best nickname along with Babe Ruth, simply because the nickname is always used with or instead of the actual name. I also like Pie Traynor. Dizzy and Daffy run a close 4th and 5th in this. The players in the Negroe Leagues had awesome names too.
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    "The Hitless Wonders" - the 1906 Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series despite having a team that only batted .230 for the season. They were led by 2nd baseman Frank Isbell who hit .279.
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    Bill "The Spaceman" Lee

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    Gene "Rubber" Krapp.
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    "Preacher" Roe
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    "Moonlight" Graham. It just has an air of mystery about it.

    Luke Appling "Old Aches and Pains" because he always had one ailment or another

    Eddie "The Brat" Stanky

    Leo "the Lip" Durocher

    Ty Cobb "The Georgia Peach"

    Moses Solomon "The Rabbi of Swat"

    John "The Count" Montefusco

    Lou "The Mad Russian" Novikoff

    Bill "Swish" Nicholson

    The 1974 White Sox had "Bugs" Moran. No Al Capone, though.

    And of course,

    Lou Gehrig "The Iron Horse" and

    Joe McGinnity "The Iron Man"

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    Murderers Row! How could we forget that one!

    Here's one I would like to forget: The Idiots.
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    Choo-Choo Coleman
    Pumpsie Green
    Pea Ridge Day

    Lon "The Arkansas Hummingbird" Warneke

    Who was the guy they called "The Nashville Narcissus"?
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    Ron 'The Penguin' Cey.
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    Steve "Bye Bye" Balboni
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    In memory of the passing of Dick Radatz...

    Dick "The Monster" Radatz
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    Lets not forget...

    James "Cool Papa" Bell
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    Lets not forget...

    Dick "Cannonball" Redding
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    Re: The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman
    Who was the guy they called "The Nashville Narcissus"?
    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Red Lucas -or- Charles Fred Lucas... his birth name.
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