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Baseball nicknames are the best nicknames you can name

It's the only sport where you'll meet The Sneak Thief, Cool Papa, Baby Giraffe and The Blade.
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Jeff Beer, April 30, 2013 7:03:04 PM

Everyone has had a nickname at some point. They stick to some people more than others. My last name prevented me from having a nickname of any real sort but over the course of my life I’ve known a Fergie, a Fitz, a Super, a Cranker, a Bonk, a Cork and a Slick. None of these come anywhere close to as cool as this entire list of baseball nicknames at Baseball-Reference.com.

The Sneak Thief, Cool Papa, Deer Foot, Baby Giraffe and The Blade? Sounds like the cast of either a Disney movie or the next Guy Ritchie flick. But these are Major League baseball players. Here’s a few of our favourties:

Harry “The Golden Greek” Agganis
Boston Red Sox first baseman, 1954-1955

Luke “Old Aches and Pains” Appling
Chicago White Sox shortstop and third baseman, 1930-1950

Twins/Tigers/Braves/Giants/Royals pitcher 1978-1992

Billy “Country Breakfast” Butler
Kansas City Royals first baseman, 2007-2013
(He’s on Twitter!)

And we didn’t even get out of the Bs! This list is a treasure. Be sure to consult it before nicknaming a friend, relative or child.

(via USA Today)

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