thumbnail

MLB Baseball Players with Unusual Names

Guess the last names of these current and former Major League players.
These are not necessarily birth names
If multiple answers work, guess the most famous
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: April 4, 2017
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedMay 11, 2012
Times taken12,587
Average score54.2%
Rating3.87
4:00
Enter last name here:
0
 / 24 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Name
Coco Crisp
Oil Can Boyd
Catfish Hunter
Honus Wagner
Ugueth Urbina
Babe Ruth
Name
Chili Davis
Tug McGraw
Trot Nixon
Dizzy Dean
Nomar Garciaparra
Andruw Jones
Name
Mookie Wilson
Goose Goslin
Goose Gossage
Boof Bonser
Dazzy Vance
Rogers Hornsby
Name
Aroldis Chapman
Boog Powell
Bartolo Colon
Livan Hernandez
Cap Anson
Magglio Ordonez
37 Comments
+1
Level 23
May 11, 2012
What fun! Can't wait for it to be updated! I'm unfamiliar with Dazzy Vance.
+1
Level 64
Feb 3, 2019
Great Dodger pitcher from the 1920s and 30s.
+1
Level 21
May 15, 2012
For some reason, I could not spell Urbina. Really.
+1
Level 54
Sep 21, 2012
100% with 3:04 left. fun.
+1
Level 33
Apr 15, 2013
Wheres Boof Bonser?
+1
Level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Added Boof and the Geese.
+2
Level 77
Apr 3, 2017
Boof and the Geese...sounds like a terrible cover band.
+4
Level 90
Jul 16, 2017
The closest thing I could find was a YouTube channel called Boof and the Goose. The entire channel is three videos about a Maltese dog just chilling and they're all shorter than 30 seconds.
+2
Level 55
Aug 23, 2018
Who IS Boof Bonser? Never heard of him.
+2
Level 64
Feb 3, 2019
I know he was traded a time or two and played for the Twins. And "Boof" is his given name.
+1
Level 57
Apr 9, 2014
Mookie Wilson needs to be there for sure!
+1
Level 83
May 8, 2014
I second this request!
+1
Level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Done!
+1
Level 83
Apr 3, 2017
So funny seeing this comment from 3 years ago. QM adds it, and I take the quiz again today and keep trying Mookie Blaylock and wondering why it doesn't work! (He was an NBA player, for the record.) At least I eventually figured it out. :-)
+1
Level 77
Apr 3, 2017
Haha...so did I.
+2
Level ∞
Apr 4, 2017
I did the right thing, and now Betts will work as well.
+2
Level 75
Jul 16, 2017
I believe Quizmaster just slid in a Spike Lee reference.
+1
Level 67
Aug 18, 2015
Dizzy Trout was a major-league pitcher not long after Dean.
+2
Level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Trout will work for that one now.
+1
Level 44
Jun 1, 2016
Fun home run quiz here: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/different-names-for-a-home-run
+1
Level 84
Feb 1, 2017
Nap Lajoie
+1
Level 58
Feb 27, 2017
Lajoie is who I was trying to fit with Cap.
+1
Level 46
Feb 14, 2017
There is a Coco Laboy too
+1
Level 56
Mar 16, 2017
Let's not forget Kiki Cuyler, Moose Haas, Bombo Rivera and Sixto Lezcano!
+1
Level 61
Jul 16, 2017
Mudcat Grant would be a good addition
+1
Level 90
Jul 16, 2017
1/24. Sounds about right.
+1
Level 75
Jul 16, 2017
Plenty of good nicknames for a sequel.
+1
Level 51
Jul 18, 2017
What about Scooter Gennett?
+1
Level 28
Jul 26, 2017
i was thinking nomar mazara...
+1
Level 7
Mar 7, 2018
Thanks for the fun quiz. Nicely done!
+1
Level 53
Dec 23, 2020
Good quiz! Would love to see names like Mordecai Brown, Enos Slaughter, Nap Lajoie, or Harmon Killebrew.
+1
Level 95
Jan 9, 2021
I think to be accurate, the correct answer for Goose would have to include Goose Gossage as well. He is in the Hall of Fame! Sort of like Mookie Wilson/Betts.
+1
Level 95
Jan 9, 2021
Pls disregard last comment - he has them both. Sry
+1
Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
There was also Coco Laboy of the Expos
+1
Level 57
Oct 21, 2022
What about Nomar Mazara?
+1
Level 64
Apr 17, 2023
Seth Beer?
+1
Level 85
Jun 4, 2024
Who ever thought Tug's son would be more famous than him?