Which baseball player has the best nickname?

I really like King Felix (Felix Hernandez of the Mariners) even if some people say he hasn't earned it.

And I have to admit that Jaba the Hutt is a great nickname and freaking hilarious!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Papi -- Edgar Martinez (aka: Gar)

    Coltrane -- Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin (LA Dodger catcher's full name)

    Junior -- Ken Griffey Jr.

    Mr. October -- Reggie Jackson

    Wild Thing -- Mitch Williams

    Rajah -- Rogers Hornsby

    Vacuum Cleaner -- Brooks Robinson

    Stan "The Man" Musial

    Rube Waddell -- his first name is George

    The Flying Dutchman -- Honus Wagner (real name: John Peter Wagner)

    Rapid Robert -- Bob Feller

    Double X -- Jimmie Foxx (aka: Beast)

    Little General -- Johnny Bench

    Old Pete -- Grover Cleveland Alexander

    Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler -- Billy Williams

    Pee Wee Reese -- Harold

    The Octopus -- Marty Marion (aka: Slats)

    Firemen -- Joe Page (aka: The Gay Reliever)

    El Presidente -- Dennis Martinez

    "Sudden" Sam McDowell

    Harold "Pie" Traynor

    Pepper Martin -- Johnny Martin (aka:The Wild Horse Of The Osage)

    The Toy Cannon -- Jimmy Wynn

    Sweet Music -- Frank Viola

    Frank "Home Run" Baker -- career = 96 HR, best season = 12 HR

    Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn

    Double No-Hit -- Johnny Vander Meer (aka: The Dutch Master)

    Sweetbreads Bailey -- Abraham Lincoln Bailey

    Puddin' Head --Willie Jones

    Dizzy Dean -- Jay Dean

    Daffy Dean -- Paul Dean

    Sweet Lou -- Lou Whitaker Jr.

    The Old Perfessor -- Casey Stengel

    Commy -- Charles Comiskey

    The Swamp Fox -- Alvin Dark (aka: Blackie)

    Leo "The Lip" Durocher

    And last but not least:

    The Iron Horse -- Lou Gehrig (aka: Biscuit Pants)

    LOL ... I've never heard him called Biscuit Pants.

  • Senor Smoke - Juan Bereanguer

    The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, The Babe

    Big Papi

    The Big Unit

    Big Hurt

    The Iron Horse

    The Wizard

    The Splendid Splinter (Ted Williams)

    Willie "Hit 'em Where They Ain't" Keeler

    Hammerin' Hank Aaron

    The Georgia Peach (Ty Cobb)

    Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown

    The Yankee Clipper ("Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio)

    Fred "Bonehead" Merkle

    Walter "Big Train" Johnson

  • 1 decade ago

    George Herman "Babe" Ruth

    How about Willie "Pudding Head" Jones because he was always getting beaned.

    "Duke" Snider

    Carl Furrillo "The Reading Rifle"

    Mike Epstein "Super Jew"

    "Dizzy" Dean and his brother "Daffy" Dean

    Walter"The Big Train" Johnson

    PS The original king was King Carl Hubbell Or maybe Charlie King Kong Keller

  • 1 decade ago

    Frank The Big Hurt Thomas

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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely David Ortiz with Big Papi

  • 1 decade ago

    Oil Can Boyd

    Scooter Rizzuto (bless his sole)

    The Mad Hungarian Al Hrabosky

    Catfish Hunter

    Good Stuff

  • 1 decade ago

    My favorite has always been Walt "3 blind" Weiss, shortstop for the A's late 80's/early 90's. He also had a stop in Atlanta before calling it quites.

  • 1 decade ago

    Vladimir Guerrero - "Bad Vlad" "Vlad the Impaler"

    Jason Schmidt - Jason "Holy" Schmidt

    Rich Gossage - "Goose" Gossage

    Sammy Sosa - "Corky" Sosa (after the corked bat incident)

    Willie Mays - "Say Hey Kid"

    There's a bunch but these just haven't been mentioned yet =P.

  • Greatest baseball nickname of all time is from the 1800's.

    Bob "Death to Flying Things" Ferguson.

  • 1 decade ago

    ive always been a fan of ted williams, the splendid splinter.

    Some other good ones, Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd

    Ozzie Smith, the Wizard of Oz

    Virgil "Fire" Trucks

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