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Baseball Player Nicknames #2

Guess the Major League players who were given these famous nicknames.
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Last updated: February 14, 2023
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First submittedJuly 8, 2012
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Nickname
Player
Shoeless
Joe Jackson
Stan the Man
Stan Musial
Slammin' Sammy
Sammy Sosa
The Bash Brothers
Mark McGwire
Jose Canseco
The Iron Horse
Lou Gehrig
Donnie Baseball
Don Mattingly
A-Rod
Alex Rodriguez
Sandman
Mariano Rivera
The Wizard of Oz
Ozzie Smith
Mr. Cub
Ernie Banks
Mr. Padre
Tony Gwynn
Nickname
Player
The Freak
Tim Lincecum
Miggy
Miguel Cabrera
Bullet Bob / Rapid Robert
Bob Feller
Hammerin' Hank
Hank Aaron
Hammerin' Hank / The Hebrew Hammer
Hank Greenberg
The Big Train
Walter Johnson
Oil Can
Dennis Boyd
The Big Puma / Fat Elvis
Lance Berkman
All Rise
Aaron Judge
Thor
Noah Syndergaard
Kung Fu Panda
Pablo Sandoval
The Flyin' Hawaiian
Shane Victorino
28 Comments
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Level 54
Aug 18, 2012
Lance Berkman's more colorful name is "Fat Elvis".
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Level 54
Sep 13, 2014
That is the better nickname for sure!
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2015
Added that one!
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2015
Actually in Houston he's called "The Big Puma" more than "Fat Elvis". He obviously never embraced the latter but on numerous occasions referred to himself as "The Big Puma".
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Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
Would've gotten Big Puma. Never heard Fat Elvis before. Only one I didn't know.
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Level 66
Dec 5, 2018
Same. Familiar with Big Puma, not Fat Elvis.
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Level 25
Jun 1, 2015
Alexei ramerez is also know as the Cuban missile
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Level 75
Aug 9, 2015
Wish I could remember it's Canseco, not Conseco.
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Level 66
Feb 15, 2023
Same. Got it, eventually, but 'e' was my first guess. Being from Indiana and having Conseco Fieldhouse might have been a contributing factor.
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Level 66
Aug 10, 2015
Haven't watched a game since the 1994 strike...
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Level 28
May 11, 2016
thanks for sharing
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Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
Yep, used to LOVE baseball, but the '94 strike threw a big bucket of cold water on that. And my interest level has never been the same. Bunch of greedy fools, the whole lot of 'em.
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Level 67
Apr 15, 2024
Nah. The players were fighting a larger share of an already-huge pie. It sounds insane that a player making $15 million would demand more money, but remember it's a percentage of a whole. The owners were getting a disproportionately large share of the profits. If you and your colleagues were doing all the work, and the owner was taking most of the money for himself, you'd probably be upset too. Plus, the owners withheld money they had already committed to contribute to the players' union as a middle finger to the players. And this is to say nothing of the fact that most baseball players have very short careers. We all think of baseball players like Mike Trout, who will make $500 million in his career, but what about the middle relievers who only get to play for two years? They need to maximize every cent they can get. They're in the union too.
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Level 89
Aug 6, 2018
That's why they remanufactured the ball to bounce farther, lowered the pitcher's mound and had a steroid free-for-all. To get more hits and home runs to get more viewers after 1994.
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Level 66
Dec 5, 2018
Mound hasn't been lowered since 1968-1969.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2015
I had no idea Boyd's first name was Dennis. I only ever knew him as Oil Can. Ha.
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Level 44
Mar 23, 2018
I knew his name was Dennis from a baseball card I had of his back in the day. .course on the front it said Oil Can Boyd.. haha
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Level 44
Jun 1, 2016
Fun home run quiz here: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/different-names-for-a-home-run
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Level 89
Aug 6, 2018
How about Bill Buckner, "the Mets' best player"?
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Level 51
Aug 29, 2019
If Dennis Boyd had been accused of juicing his nickname could have been Oil Can Roid.
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Level 91
Apr 1, 2021
I think there are certainly enough names for a third quiz. I'd start with The Human Vacuum Cleaner, The Human Rain Delay, Dizzy, Daffy, & Pudge...
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Level 66
Mar 23, 2022
Pudge as in Ivan Rodriguez, or Pudge as in Carlton Fisk?
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Level 84
Feb 15, 2023
Preacher, Cool Papa, Louisiana Lightning, The Bird, Little General, Kong, The Kid, The Chairman of the Board, Stretch, Scooter, Tom Terrific, The Lip, The Duke of Flatbush, Will the Thrill, Frenchy, Joey Bats, Pops, The Flying Dutchman, Mr. Baseball, Spaceman, Penguin, Wild Thing, Big Donkey, The Toddfather, Big Cat, Senor Smoke, The Toy Cannon, Shotime, Bulldog, Polar Bear, Godzilla, The Cobra, The Mad Hungarian, Mr. Clean....plenty of material for more quizzes.
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2023
ManRam, Dizzy, Daffy, Double X/The Beast, The Left Arm of God, El Guapo, Jurassic Carl, The Human Rain Delay, Yogi, Spaceman, Mad Max, Dr. Strangeglove, Satchel.
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Level 52
Mar 1, 2023
Yay Jimmie Foxx
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Level 64
Apr 15, 2024
Surprised that nobody commented about Greg Maddux's nicknames of Mad Dog and the Professor.
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Level 57
Apr 16, 2024
Haven't seen the Big Hurt and the Machine mentioned yet either
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Level 57
Apr 16, 2024
Would have been a little easier if you put A-Roid