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Template:Refimprove Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the sport's culture: "In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball."[1] This is a list of nicknames of Major League Baseball teams and players. It includes a complete list of nicknames of players in the Baseball Hall of Fame, a list of nicknames of current players, nicknames of popular players who have played for each major league team, and lists of nicknames grouped into particular categories (e.g., ethnic nicknames, personality trait nicknames etc.). It also includes a list of nicknames of current Major League teams. Sports journalists, broadcasters and fans commonly refer to teams by a wide variety of nicknames. Many of the names are so established that newspapers routinely use the names in headlines.

Player Nicknames[]

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Hall of Fame Player Nicknames[]

  • Hank Aaron, Henry Louis Aaron (1954-76): "Hammer," “Hammerin’ Hank” or "Bad Henry"[2]
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911-30): "Old Pete" or "Alex" [2]
  • Walter Alston (manager, 1954-76): “Smokey[2]
  • Sparky Anderson, George Lee Anderson (manager, 1970-95): "Sparky" or "Captain Hook"[2]
  • Cap Anson, Adrian Constantine Anson (1876-97): "Cap", “Pop”, "Uncle" or "Captain"[2]
  • Luis Aparicio, Luis Ernesto (Montiel) Aparicio (1956-73): "Little Louie"[2]
  • Luke Appling, Lucius Benjamin Appling (1930-50): "Old Aches & Pains" or "Perennial Luke",[2] "Luscious Luke",[2] "Fumblefoot"[3] or "Kid Boots"[3]
  • Richie Ashburn, Don Richard Ashburn (1948-62): "Putt-Putt" or "Rich" or "Whitey" [2]
  • Earl Averill, Howard Earl Averill (1929-41): "Rock" or "Earl of Snohomish"[2]
  • Home Run Baker, John Franklin Baker (1908-22): “Home Run[2]
  • Dave Bancroft, David James Bancroft (1915-30): “Beauty[2]
  • Ernie Banks, Ernest Banks (1953-71): “Mr. Cub[2]
  • Jake Beckley, Jacob Peter Beckley (1888-1907): “Eagle Eye[2]
  • Cool Papa Bell, James Thomas Bell (Negro Leagues): “Cool Papa[2]
  • Johnny Bench, Johnny Lee Bench (1967-83): “Little General[2]
  • Chief Bender, Charles Albert Bender (1903-25): “Chief[2]
  • Yogi Berra, Lawrence Peter Berra (1946-65): "Yogi" or "The Little Squat Man" or "Yoo-Hoo" [2]
  • Wade Boggs, Wade Anthony Boggs (1982-99): "Chicken Man"[4]
  • Jim Bottomley, James Leroy Bottomley (1922-37): “Sunny Jim[2]
  • Roger Bresnahan, Roger Philip Bresnahan (1897-1915): “The Duke of Tralee[2]
  • Lou Brock, Louis Clark Brock (1961-79): “The Franchise[5]
  • Dan Brouthers, Dennis Joseph Brouthers (1879-96): "Big Dan"[2] or "Alderman"
  • Mordecai Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown (1903-16): "Three Finger" or "Miner"[2]
  • Jesse Burkett, Jesse Cail Burkett (1890-1905): “Crab
  • Roy Campanella (1948-57): “Campy” or "The Little Round Man"
  • Max Carey, Max George Carey (1910-29): “Scoops
  • Steve Carlton, Steven Norman Carlton (1965-88): “Lefty” or "Silent Steve"
  • Gary Carter, Gary Edmund Carter (1974-92): “The Kid
  • Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Manuel (Penne) Cepeda (1958-74): “Baby Bull” or “Cha Cha
  • Frank Chance, Frank Leroy Chance (1898-1914): “Husk,” “The Peerless Leader” and part of “Tinker to Evers to Chance
  • Happy Chandler, Albert Benjamin Chandler (executive): “Happy
  • Jack Chesbro, John Dwight Chesbro (1899-1909): “Happy Jack
  • Fred Clarke, Fred Clifford Clarke (manager, 1897-1915): “Cap
  • Roberto Clemente, Roberto Clemente Walker (1955-72): “Arriba” or “Bob
  • Ty Cobb, Tyrus Raymond Cobb (1905-28): "The Georgia Peach"
  • Mickey Cochrane, Gordon Stanley Cochrane (1925-37): “Black Mike” or “Mickey
  • Eddie Collins, Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. (1906-30): "Cocky"
  • Earle Combs, Earle Bryan Combs (1924-35): “The Kentucky Colonel
  • Charlie Comiskey, Charles Albert Comiskey (1882-94): “Commy” or “The Old Roman
  • Jocko Conlan, John Bertrand Conlan (umpire): “Jocko
  • Stan Coveleski, Stanley Anthony Coveleski (1912-28): “Covey
  • Sam Crawford, Samuel Earl Crawford (1899-1917): “Wahoo Sam
  • Candy Cummings, William Arthur Cummings (1876-77): “Candy
  • Kiki Cuyler, Hazen Shirley Cuyler (1921-38): “Kiki” or “Cuy
  • Dizzy Dean, Jay Hanna Dean (1930-41): “Diz” or “Dizzy” or “The Great Man” or "Jerome"
  • Ed Delahanty, Edward James Delahanty (1888-1903): “Big Ed
  • Joe DiMaggio, Joseph Paul DiMaggio Jr. (1936-51): “The Yankee Clipper” or “Joltin Joe"
  • Don Drysdale, Donald Scott Drysdale (1956-69): “Big D” or "Double D"
  • Hugh Duffy (1888-1906): “Sir Hugh
  • Leo Durocher, Leo Ernest Durocher (player & manager 1925-73): “The Lip” or “Lippy
  • Dennis Eckersley, Dennis Lee Eckersley (1975-98): “The Eck
  • Johnny Evers, John Joseph Evers (1902-29): “The Crab” “Trojan” and part of “Tinker to Evers to Chance
  • Buck Ewing, William Ewing (1880-97): “Buck
  • Red Faber, Urban Clarence Faber (1914-33): “Red
  • Bob Feller, Robert William Andrew Feller (1936-56): “Rapid Robert” or “The Heater From Van Meter
  • Rollie Fingers, Roland Glen Fingers (1968-85): “Rollie
  • Carlton Fisk, Carlton Ernest Fisk (1969-93): "Pudge" or "Number 72" (with White Sox)
  • Whitey Ford, Edward Charles Ford (1950-67): "Whitey," "The Chairman of the Board," or "Slick""
  • Rube Foster, Andrew Foster (manager): “Rube
  • Nellie Fox, Jacob Nelson Fox (1947-65): "Nellie," "Little Nel," or "The Mighty Mite"'
  • Jimmie Foxx, James Emory Foxx (1925-45): “Beast” or “Double X” or "The Maryland Strongboy"
  • Frankie Frisch, Frank Francis Frisch (1919-37): “The Fordham Flash
  • Pud Galvin, James Francis Galvin (1879-92): “Pud,” “Gentle Jeems,” or “The Little Steam Engine
  • Lou Gehrig, Henry Louis Gehrig (1923-39): "The Iron Horse or “Buster” or "Biscuit Pants"
  • Charlie Gehringer, Charles Leonard Gehringer (1924-42): “The Mechanical Man” and one of Detroit's "G-Men"
  • Bob Gibson, Robert Gibson (1959-75): “Hoot” or “Gibby
  • Lefty Gomez, Vernon Louis Gomez (1930-43): “Lefty” or “Goofy” or "El Goofy"
  • Joe Gordon, Joseph Lowell Gordon (1938-1950) "Flash"
  • Goose Goslin, Leon Allen Goslin (1921-38): "Goose" and one of Detroit's "G-Men"
  • Hank Greenberg, Henry Benjamin Greenberg (1930-47): “Hammerin’ Hank” and one of Detroit's "G-Men"
  • Clark Griffith, Clark Calvin Griffith (manager, 1901-20): “The Old Fox
  • Burleigh Grimes, Burleigh Arland Grimes (1916-34): “Ol' Stubblebeard
  • Lefty Grove, Robert Moses Grove (1925-41): “Lefty” or "Mose"
  • Tony Gwynn, Anthony Keith Gwynn (1982-2001): "Captain Video"
  • Chick Hafey, Charles James Hafey (1924-37): “Chick
  • Jesse Haines, Jesse Joseph Haines (1918-37): “Pop
  • Billy Hamilton, William Robert Hamilton (1888-1901): “Sliding Billy
  • Ned Hanlon, Edward Hugh Hanlon (player & manager, 1880-1907): “Ned
  • Bucky Harris, Stanley Raymond Harris (player & manager, 1919-56): “Bucky
  • Gabby Hartnett, Charles Leo Hartnett (1922-41): “Gabby” or “Old Tomato Face
  • Harry Heilmann, Harry Edwin Heilmann (1914-32): “Slug
  • Harry Hooper, Harry Bartholomew Hooper (1909-25): “Hoop
  • Rogers Hornsby (1915-37): “Rajah
  • Waite Hoyt, Waite Charles Hoyt (1918-38): “Schoolboy
  • Carl Hubbell, Carl Owen Hubbell (1928-43): “King Carl” or “The Meal Ticket
  • Catfish Hunter, James Augustus Hunter (1965-79): “Catfish” or "Jimmy"
  • Monte Irvin, Montford Merrill Irvin (1949-56): “Mr. Murder
  • Reggie Jackson, Reginald Martinez Jackson (1967-87): “Mr. October
  • Travis Jackson, Travis Calvin Jackson (1922-36): “Stonewall
  • Ferguson Jenkins, Ferguson Arthur Jenkins (1965-83): “Fly” or “Fergie
  • Hughie Jennings, Hugh Ambrose Jennings (player & manager, 1891-1924): “Ee-Yah
  • Ban Johnson, Byron Bancroft Johnson (executive): “Ban
  • Walter Johnson, Walter Perry Johnson (1907-27): “The Big Train” or "Barney"
  • Al Kaline, Albert William Kaline (1953-74): “Salty" "Line" or “Mr. Tiger or "Mr. 399."
  • Tim Keefe, Timothy John Keefe (1880-93): “Smiling Tim” or “Sir Timothy
  • Willie Keeler, William Henry Keeler (1892-1910): “Wee Willie” or “Hit ‘Em Where They Ain’t
  • George Kelly, George Lange Kelly (1915-32): “Highpockets
  • King Kelly, Michael Joseph Kelly (1878-93): “Honest Joe” or ”King
  • Harmon Killebrew, Harmon Clayton Killebrew (1954-75): “Killer
  • Chuck Klein, Charles Herbert Klein (1928-44): “The Hoosier Hammerer
  • Nap Lajoie, Napoleon Lajoie (1896-1916): “Larry” or “Poli” or “Nap
  • Tony Lazzeri, Anthony Michael Lazzeri (1926-39): "Poosh 'Em Up Tony"
  • Buck Leonard, Walter Fenner Leonard (Negro Leagues): “Buck” or "The Lou Gehrig of the Negro Leagues"
  • Freddie Lindstrom, Frederick Charles Lindstrom (1924-36): “Lindy
  • Pop Lloyd, John Henry Lloyd (Negro Leagues): “Pop
  • Ernie Lombardi, Ernesto Natali Lombardi (1931-47): “Bocci” or “Schnozz
  • Ted Lyons, Theodore Amar Lyons (1923-46): "Sunday Teddy"
  • Connie Mack, Cornelius Alexander Mack (manager, 1894-1950): “Connie” or “The Tall Tactician
  • Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle (1951-68): "The Mick," "The Commerce Comet," or "Muscles"
  • Heinie Manush, Henry Emmett Manush (1923-39): "Heinie"
  • Rabbit Maranville, Walter James Vincent Maranville (1912-35): “Rabbit
  • Juan Marichal, Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (1960-75): “Manito” “Dominican Dandy,” or “Mar
  • Rube Marquard, Richard William Marquard (1908-25): “Rube
  • Christy Mathewson, Christopher Mathewson (1900-16): “Big Six,” “Matty,” or “The Christian Gentleman
  • Willie Mays, Willie Howard Mays Jr. (1951-73): “The Say Hey Kid” or "Wondrous Willie"
  • Bill Mazeroski, William Stanley Mazeroski (1956-72): “Maz
  • Joe McCarthy, Joseph Vincent McCarthy (manager, 1926-50): “Marse Joe
  • Willie McCovey, Willie Lee McCovey (1959-80): “Stretch,” “Mac,” or “Big Mac” or "Willie Mac"
  • Joe McGinnity, Joseph Jerome McGinnity (1899-1908): “Iron Man
  • Bill McGowan, William Aloysius McGowan (umpire): “Little Joe Chest” "Iron Man In Blue"
  • John McGraw, John Joseph McGraw (manager, 1899-1932): “Little Napoleon” or “Mugsy
  • Bid McPhee, John Alexander McPhee (1882-99): “Biddy
  • Joe Medwick, Joseph Michael Medwick (1932-48): “Ducky” or "Ducky Wucky"
  • Johnny Mize, John Robert Mize (1936-53): "The Big Cat"
  • Paul Molitor, Paul Leo Molitor (1978-98): “The Ignitor” or “Molly
  • Eddie Murray, Eddie Clarence Murray (1977-97): “Steady Eddie
  • Stan Musial, Stanley Frank Musial (1941-63): “Stan the Man” or "Stanislaus" or "Mr. Cardinal"
  • Hal Newhouser, Harold Newhouser (1939-55): “Prince Hal
  • Kid Nichols, Charles Augustus Nichols (1890-1906): “Kid
  • Phil Niekro, Philip Henry Niekro (1964-87): “Knucksie
  • Jim O'Rourke, James Henry O'Rourke (1876-1904): “Orator Jim
  • Mel Ott, Melvin Thomas Ott (1926-47): “Master Melvin” or "The Boy Bomber"
  • Satchel Paige, Leroy Robert Paige (1948-53): “Satchel
  • Jim Palmer, James Alvin Palmer (1965-84): “Cakes” or "Jockey Shorts"
  • Herb Pennock, Herbert Jefferis Pennock (1912-34): “The Knight (or Squire) of Kennett Square
  • Kirby Puckett (1984-95): "Puck"
  • Charles Radbourn, Charles Gardner Radbourn (1881-91): “Old Hoss
  • Pee Wee Reese, Harold Henry Reese (1940-58): “Pee Wee” or “The Little Colonel
  • Branch Rickey, Wesley Branch Rickey (player, 1905-07, manager, 1913-25): “The Mahatma
  • Cal Ripken, Jr, Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. (1981-2001): “Iron Man
  • Eppa Rixey (1912-33): “Jeptha
  • Phil Rizzuto, Philip Francis Rizzuto (1941-56): “Scooter” or "Holy Cow"
  • Robin Roberts, Robin Evan Roberts (1948-1966): "The Steak Man"
  • Brooks Robinson, Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. (1955-77): “Hoover” or “The Vacuum Cleaner
  • Jackie Robinson, Jack Roosvelt Robinson (1947-1956): "Technicolor" or "Number 42"
  • Bullet Rogan, Wilber Rogan (Negro Leagues): “Bullet
  • Red Ruffing, Charles Herbert Ruffing (1924-47): “Red” or "Rufus Red"
  • Amos Rusie, Amos Wilson Rusie (1889-1901): “The Hoosier Thunderbolt
  • Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth (1914-35): “Babe,” “The Bambino,” “Sultan of Swat” or "Colossus of Clout"[2]
  • Nolan Ryan, Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (1966-93): “The Ryan Express
  • Ryne Sandberg, Ryne Dee Sandberg (1981-97): “Ryno
  • Ray Schalk, Raymond William Schalk (1912-29): “Cracker
  • Mike Schmidt, Michael Jack Schmidt (1972-89): "Schmidty"
  • Tom Seaver, George Thomas Seaver (1967-86): "Tom Terrific" or "The Franchise"
  • Al Simmons, Aloysius Harry Simmons (1924-44): “Bucketfoot Al
  • George Sisler, George Harold Sisler (1915-30): “Georgeous George
  • Enos Slaughter, Enos Bradsher Slaughter (1938-59): "Country"
  • Ozzie Smith, Osborne Earl Smith (1978-96): “The Wizard of Oz” or “The Wizard
  • Duke Snider, Edwin Donald Snider (1947-64): “The Silver Fox” or "Duke" or "The Duke of Flatbush"
  • Tris Speaker, Tristram E. Speaker (1907-28): “Tris,” “The Grey Eagle” or “Spoke
  • Willie Stargell, Wilver Dornel Stargell (1962-82): “Pops” or "Old Pops"
  • Turkey Stearnes, Norman Thomas Stearnes (Negro Leagues): “Turkey'”
  • Casey Stengel, Charles Dillon Stengel (player, 1912-25; manager, 1934-65): “Casey” and “The Old Perfessor
  • Don Sutton, Donald Howard Sutton (1966-88): “Black & Decker
  • Bill Terry, William Harold Terry (1923-36): “Memphis Bill
  • Sam Thompson, Samuel Luther Thompson (1885-98): "Big Sam
  • Pie Traynor, Harold Joseph Traynor (1920-37): “Pie
  • Dazzy Vance, Clarence Arthur Vance 1915-35): “Dazzy
  • Arky Vaughan, Joseph Floyd Vaughan (1932-48): “Arky
  • Rube Waddell, George Edward Waddell (1897-1910): “Rube
  • Honus Wagner, John Peter Wagner (1897-1917): “The Flying Dutchman” or “Honus” or "Hans"
  • Lloyd Waner, Lloyd James Waner (1927-45): “Little Poison
  • Paul Waner, Paul Glee Waner (1926-45): “Big Poison"
  • Earl Weaver, Earl Sidney Weaver (manager, 1968-86): “Doodles
  • Willie Wells, Willie James Wells (Negro Leagues): “Devil” or "El Diablo"
  • Zack Wheat, Zachary Davis Wheat (1909-27): “Buck
  • Billy Williams, Billy Leo Williams (1959-76): “Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler
  • Hack Wilson, Lewis Robert Wilson (1923-34): “Hack
  • Joe Williams, Joseph Williams (Negro Leagues): “Smokey Joe” or “Cyclone
  • Ted Williams, Theodore Samuel Williams (1939-60): “The Splendid Splinter,” “Teddy Ballgame,” “Thumper,” or “Kid
  • William Henry Wright, William Henry Wright (1835-1895): "The Father of Professional Baseball"
  • Early Wynn, Early Wynn Jr. (1939-63): "Gus" or "Burly Early"
  • Carl Yastrzemski, Carl Michael Yastrzemski (1961-83): “Yaz
  • Cy Young, Denton True Young (1890-1911): “Cy” or “Cyclone
  • Ross Youngs, Royce Middlebrook Youngs (1917-26): “Pep
  • Robin Yount, Robin R Yount (1974-93): “The Kid

Recent Player Nicknames[]

Player Nicknames By Team[]

Arizona Diamondbacks Players Nicknames[]

Atlanta Braves Players Nicknames[]

  • Hank Aaron, Henry Louis Aaron (1954-76): "Hammer," “Hammerin’ Hank” or "Bad Henry"
  • Felipe Alou, Felipe Rojas Alou (1958-74): "Panque" [3]
  • Paul Assenmacher, Paul Andre Assenmacher (1986-99): "Paul Orville Assenmacher" [4] (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Dusty Baker, Johnnie B. Baker Jr. (1968-86): "Dusty" [5]
  • Steve Bedrosian, Stephen Wayne Bedrosian (1981-95): "Bedrock" [6]
  • Bruce Benedict, Bruce Edwin Benedict (2978-89): "Retriever" [7] or "Bruce 'Eggs' Benedict" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [8]
  • Jeff Blauser, Jeffrey Michael Blauser (1987-99): "Jeff 'See Thru' Blauser" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [9]
  • Buzz Capra, Lee William Capra (1971-77): "Buzz" [10]
  • Rico Carty, Ricardo Adolfo Jacobo Carty (1963-79): "Big Boy (Beeg Boy)" or "Rico" [11]
  • Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (1958-74): “Baby Bull” or “Cha Cha
  • Chris Chambliss, Carroll Christopher Chambliss (1971-88): "Silent One" [12]
  • Darrell Evans, Darrell Wayne Evans (1969-89): "Doody," [13] or "Howdy" or "Howdy Doody" [14]
  • Jeff Francoeur, Jeffrey Brandon Francoeur (2005- ): "Frenchy"
  • Rafael Furcal, Rafael Antoni Furcal (2000- ): "El Enano (The Dwarf)" [15]
  • Andrés Galarraga, Andrés José Padovani Galarraga: "Big Cat"
  • Ron Gant, Ronald Edwin Gant (1987- ): "Ron 'Extrava' Gant" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [16]
  • Ralph Garr, Ralph Allen Garr (1968-80): "Roadrunner" [17] or "Gator" [18]
  • Tom Glavine, Thomas Michael Glavine (1987- ): "The Great Glavine" or "Tommy G" [19]
  • Bob Horner, James Robert Horner (1978-88): "Mr. Ho Mah" [20]
  • Al Hrabosky: "The Mad Hungarian" and "Hungo"
  • Sonny Jackson: "Sonny"
  • Andruw Jones, Andruw Rudolf Jones (1996- ): "The Curaçao Kid" [21]
  • Chipper Jones, Larry Wayne Jones (1993- ): "Chipper" [22]
  • David Justice: "David Supreme Court Justice" [23] (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Ryan Klesko, Ryan Anthony Klesko: "Rhino" [24]
  • Mark Lemke, Mark Alan Lemke (1988-98): "Dirt" or "The Lemmer" [25]
  • Javy López, Javier Torres López (1992-2006): "Javy" or "J-Lo"
  • Greg Maddux, Gregory Alan Maddux (1986- ): "Mad Dog" [26] or "Greg Mathe-Maddux" [27] (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Rick Mahler, Richard Keith Mahler: "Rick Junk Mahler" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [28]
  • Eddie Matthews, Edwin Lee Matthews, Jr. (1952-68): "Eddie Mattress" [29]
  • Brian McCann, Brian Michael McCann: "B-Mac"
  • Fred McGriff: "Crime Dog" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [30]
  • Felix Millan: "The Kitten"
  • Dale Murphy, Dale Bryan Murphy (1976-93): "The Murph" or "All-American Boy" [31]
  • Phil Niekro, Philip Henry Niekro (1964-87): "Knucksie" [32]
  • Andy Pafko: "Handy Andy" or "Pruschka"
  • Milt Pappas: "Gimpy"
  • Biff Pocoroba: "Biff"
  • Rafael Ramirez, Rafael Emilio Ramírez Peguero (1980-92): "Raffy" [33]
  • Red Schoendienst, Albert Fred Schoendienst: "Red"
  • Gary Sheffield, Gary Antonian Sheffield (1988- ): "Sheff" or "Shef-field of Dreams"
  • John Smoltz, John Andrew Smoltz (1988- ): "Smoltzie" [34] or "Smoltzy" [35]
  • Warren Spahn, Warren Edward Spahn (1942-65): "The Invincible One" [36]
  • Joe Torre, Joseph Paul Torre (1960-77): "The Godfather" [37]
  • Mark Wohlers, Mark Edward Wohlers (1991-2002): "Mark Bay City Wohlers" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [38]

Baltimore Orioles Players Nicknames[]

  • Jerry Adair, Kenneth Jerry Adair (1958-70): "Casper the Friendly Ghost"
  • Brady Anderson, Brady Kevin Anderson (1988-2002): "Brady Bunch Anderson" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Luis Aparicio, Luis Ernesto (Montiel) Aparicio (1956-73): "Little Louie"
  • Harold Baines, Harold Douglas Baines "Harold Growing Baines" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Mark Belanger, Mark Henry Belanger (1965-82): "The Blade"
  • Paul Blair, Paul L D Blair (1964-80): "Motormouth"
  • Curt Blefary, Curtis Le Roy Blefary (1965-72): "Clank"
  • Jackie Brandt, John George Brandt Jr. (1956-67): "Flakey," "Flakes" or "Flake" or "Jackie"
  • Hal Brown, Hector Harold Brown (1951-64): "Skinny"
  • Al Bumbry, Alonza Benjamin Bumbry (1972-85): "Bumblebee" or "Bee"
  • Jeff Conine, Jeffrey Guy Conine (1990-2007): "Nine," "Niner," "Conine the Barbarian", or "Mr. Marlin"
  • Storm Davis, George Earl Davis (1982-94): "Storm"
  • Rick Dempsey, John Rikard Dempsey (1969-92): "Dipper"
  • Mike Devereaux, Michael Devereaux (1987-98): "Devo"
  • Mike Flanagan, Michael Kendall Flanagan (1975-92): "Killer Bee"
  • Jim Gentile, James Edward Gentile (1957-66): "Diamond Jim"
  • Bobby Grich, Robert Anthony Grich (1970-86): "Bird"
  • Chris Hoiles, Christopher Allen Hoiles 1989-98): "Tractor Mechanic"
  • Dennis Martinez, Jose Dennis (Emilia) Martinez (1976-98): "El Presidente"
  • Tippy Martinez, Felix Anthony Martinez (1974-88): "Tippy"
  • Eddie Murray, Eddie Clarence Murray (1977-97): "Steady Eddie"
  • Mike Mussina, Michael Cole Mussina (1991-2007): "Moose"
  • Jim Palmer, James Alvin Palmer (1965-84): "Cakes"
  • Rafael Palmeiro, Rafael (Corrales) Palmeiro (1986-2005): "Raffy"
  • Milt Pappas, Miltiades Sergios Pappas (1957-73): "Gimpy"
  • Sidney Ponson 1998- ): "Sir Shrek" or "Sir Sidney"
  • Boog Powell, John Wesley Powell (1961-77): "Cal" or "Iron Man"
  • Brian Roberts, Brian Michael Roberts (2001- ): "B-Rob"
  • Brooks Robinson, Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. (1955-77): "B-Rob", "The Vacuum Cleaner," "The Human Vacuum Cleaner", or "Hoover"
  • Frank Robinson (1956-76): "Robby", "F. Robby", or "The Judge"
  • Luke Scott: "Luke" or "Some Dude"
  • Don Stanhouse, Donald Joseph Stanhouse (1972-1982): "Stan the Man Unusual"
  • B. J. Surhoff, William James Surhoff (1987-2005): "B.J."
  • Miguel Tejada, Miguel Odalis (Martinez) Tejada (1997- ): "The Bus" or "Miggy"

Boston Red Sox Players Nicknames[]

  • Luis Aparicio, Luis Ernesto (Montiel) Aparicio (1956-73): "Little Louie"
  • Mark Bellhorn: "Godhorn"
  • Wade Boggs, Wade Anthony Boggs (1982-99): "Chicken Man" or "Boggsy" or "The Hit Machine"
  • Rick Burleson, Rick Burleson: "Rooster"
  • Oil Can Boyd, Dennis Ray Boyd (1982-91): "Oil Can"
  • Eddie Cicotte (pronounced "Cy-cottie") Edward Victor Cicotte (1905-20): "Knuckles"
  • Roger Clemens: "The Rocket"
  • Tony Conigliaro, Anthony Richard Conigliaro (1964-75): "Tony C"
  • Bob Cremins, Robert Anthony Cremins (1906-2004): "Lefty" or "Crooked Arm"
  • Covelli Loyce Crisp: "Coco"
  • Joe Cronin, Joseph Edward Cronin (1926-45): "Mr. Clutch"
  • Dennis Eckersley, Dennis Lee Eckersley (1975-98): "Eck"
  • Jacoby Ellsbury, Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (2007- ): "The Navajo Kid" or "Tacoby Bellsbury"
  • Dwight Evans, Dwight Michael Evans (1972-91): "Dewey"
  • Carlton Fisk: "Pudge" or "No. 72" (with White Sox)
  • Jimmie Foxx: "Beast", "The Right-Handed Babe Ruth"", or "Double X" or "The Maryland Strongboy"
  • Buck Freeman, John Frank Freeman (1891-1907): "Buck"
  • Nomar Garciaparra, Anthony Nomar Garciaparra: "Nomar", "Spider-Man", or "Super Rook"
  • Arthur William Graham (1911-66): "Skinny"
  • Ewell Gross: Turkey
  • Rich Garces: El Guapo
  • Mike Greenwell: Gator
  • Lefty Grove, Robert Moses Grove: “Lefty”
  • Harry Hooper, Harry Bartholomew Hooper (1909-25): “Hoop”
  • Bill Lee: "Spaceman"
  • Dutch Leonard, Hubert Benjamin Leonard (1913-25): "Dutch"
  • Mike Lowell, Mike Lowell: "Mr.Reliable", "The Biggest Eyebrows in Baseball", "Mikey", or "Iron Man"
  • Fred Lynn, Fredric Michael Lynn (1974-90): "Fragile Freddy"
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka "Dice-K"
  • David Ortiz, David Americo (Arias) Ortiz (1997- ): “Big Papi”, “Señor Octubre”, or “Cookie Monster
  • Dustin Pedroia, Dustin Pedroia (2006-present): "Pedroia the Destroya" or "Pedie"
  • Rico Petrocelli, Americo Peter Petrocelli (1963-76): "Petro" or "Rico"
  • Dick Radatz, Richard Raymond Radatz (1962-66): "Monster" or "Moose"
  • Manny Ramírez, Manuel Aristides (Onelcida) Ramírez (1994- ): "Man-Ram" or "Baby Bull"
  • Jim Rice, James Edward Rice (1974-89): "Jim Ed" or "The Boston Strongboy"
  • Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth: “Babe”, “The Bambino”, “Sultan of Swat” "The King of Sting", or "The Colossus of Clout"
  • George Scott, "Boomer"
  • Al Simmons: “Bucketfoot Al
  • Tris Speaker, Tristram E Speaker: “Tris”, “The Grey Eagle”, or “Spoke
  • Bob Stanley, Bob Stanley: "Big Foot"
  • Luis Tiant, Luis Clemente (Vega) Tiant (1964-82): "El Tiante" or "Looie"
  • Mo Vaughn, Maurice Samuel Vaughn (1991-2003): "Mo" or "Hit Dog"
  • Ted Williams: “The Splendid Splinter,” “Teddy Ballgame,” “Thumper,” or “Kid
  • Joe Wood (1908-20): "Smoky Joe"
  • Cy Young, Denton True Young: “Cy” or “Cyclone
  • Jason Varitek, Jason Varitek: "Tek"
  • Kevin Youkilis"Youk" or "The Greek God of Walks"

Chicago Cubs Players Nicknames[]

  • Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911-30): “Pete” or ”Old Pete
  • Cap Anson, Adrian Constantine Anson (1871-97): “Cap” or “Pop” or “Uncle” or “Captain
  • Richie Ashburn, Don Richard Ashburn (1948-62): “Putt-Putt” or “Whitey
  • Dusty Baker, Johnnie B. Baker, Jr.: “Dusty
  • Ernie Banks, Ernest Banks (1953-71): “Mr. Cub
  • Ginger Beaumont, Clarence Howeth Beaumont: “Ginger
  • Roger Bresnahan, Roger Philip Bresnahan (1897-1915): “The Duke of Tralee
  • Lou Brock, Louis Clark Brock (1961-79): “The Franchise
  • Mordecai Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown (1903-16): “Three Finger” or “Miner
  • Bill Buckner: “Billy Buck” or “Billy Bucks
  • Ron Cey: “Penguin
  • Frank Chance, Frank Leroy Chance (1898-1914): “Husk,” “The Peerless Leader” and part of “Tinker to Evers to Chance
  • King Cole, Leonard Leslie Cole: “King
  • Ripper Collins, James Anthony Collins: “Ripper
  • Kiki Cuyler, Hazen Shirley Cuyler (1921-38): “Kiki” or “Cuy
  • Andre Dawson: “The Hawk
  • Dizzy Dean, Jay Hanna Dean (1930-41): “Diz” or “Dizzy” or “The Great Man
  • Hugh DuffyDuffmeier
  • Leon Durham: “Bull
  • Leo Durocher: “The Lip
  • Dennis Eckersley: “The Eck
  • Rowdy Elliott, Harold Bell Elliott: “Rowdy
  • Johnny Evers: “The Crab” and part of “Tinker to Evers to Chance
  • Silver Flint, Frank Sylvester Flint: “Silver
  • Jocko Flynn, John A. Flynn: “Jocko
  • Jimmie Foxx: “Beast” or “Double X
  • George Gore: “Piano Legs
  • Mark Grace: “Amazing Grace” or "Gracey"
  • Clark Griffith: “The Old Fox
  • Burleigh GrimesOl' Stubblebeard
  • Charlie Grimm: “Jolly Cholly” or “Dutchman
  • Mark Grudzielanek: “Grudzie
  • Stan Hack: “Smiling Stan
  • Gabby Hartnett, Charles Leo Hartnett: “Gabby” or “Old Tomato Face
  • Richie Hebner: “The Gravedigger
  • Solly Hofman, Arthur Frederick Hofman: “Circus Solly
  • Burt Hooton: “Happy” or ”Hootie
  • Rogers Hornsby: “Rajah” or "Horns"
  • Monte Irvin: “Mr. Murder
  • Fergie Jenkins, Ferguson Jenkins: "Fergie" or “Fly
  • Jacque Jones: “The Human Rally Killer” or "J.J."
  • Sam Jones: “Toothpick Sam
  • George Kelly: “High Pockets
  • King Kelly, Michael Joseph Kelly: “Honest Joe” or ”King
  • Bill Killefer: ”Reindeer Bill”
  • Ralph Kiner: “Mr. Home Run
  • Chuck Klein: “The Hoosier Hammerer
  • Johnny Kling: “Guncotton” or “Noisy
  • Tony Lazzeri: “Poosh 'Em Up Tony
  • Turk Lown, Omar Joseph Lown: “Turk
  • Peanuts Lowrey, Harry Lee Lowrey: “Peanuts
  • Greg Maddux: “Mad Dog
  • Rabbit Maranville, Walter James Vincent Maranville: “Rabbit
  • Speed Martin, Elwood Good Martin: “Speed
  • Fred Merkle: “Bonehead
  • Andy Pafko: “Handy Andy” or “Pruschka
  • Milt Pappas: “Gimpy
  • Dode Paskert, George Henry Paskert: “Dode
  • Fred Pfeffer: “Fritz” or “Dandelion
  • Charley Root: “Chinski
  • Ryne Sandberg: “Ryno
  • Ron Santo: “Pizza
  • Frank Schulte: “Wildfire
  • Jimmy Slagle: “Rabbit” or “Shorty
  • Sammy Sosa: “Slammin' Sammy” or "Say It Ain't SO-sa"
  • Alfonso Soriano: “Fonz
  • Tuck Stainback, George Tucker Stainback: “Tuck
  • Riggs Stephenson: “Old Hoss
  • Billy Sunday: “Parson” or “The Evangelist
  • Rick Sutcliffe: “Red Baron” or "Sut"
  • Ryan Theriot: “The Riot
  • Chick Tolson, Charles Julius Tolson: “Toby” or “Slug” or “Chick
  • George Van Haltren: “Rip
  • Hippo Vaughn, James Leslie Vaughn: “Hippo” or “Jumbo
  • Rube Waddell, George Edward Waddell: “Rube
  • Hoyt Wilhelm: “Old Sarge
  • Billy Williams: “Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler
  • Mitch Williams: “Wild Thing
  • Hack Wilson, Lewis Robert Wilson: “Hack
  • Carlos Zambrano: “El Toro (The Bull)” or “Big Z
  • Rollie Zeider: “Bunions
  • Don Zimmer: “Popeye” or “The Gerbil” or “Zim
  • Heinie Zimmerman, Henry Zimmerman: “Heinie

Chicago White Sox Players Nicknames[]

  • Dick Allen: "Wampum"
  • Sandy Alomar: "Iron Pony"
  • Luis Aparicio, Luis Ernesto (Montiel) Aparicio (1956-73): "Little Louie"
  • Luke Appling, Lucius Benjamin Appling (1930-50): "Old Aches & Pains," "Luscious Luke," "Fumblefoot" or "Kid Boots"
  • Cuke Barrows, Roland Barrows: "Cuke"
  • Harold Baines, Harold Douglas Baines "Harold Growing Baines" [39] (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Bruno Block, James John Blochowicz: "Bruno"
  • Ken Boyer: "Cap" or "Captain"
  • Smoky Burgess, Forrest Harrill Burgess: "Smoky"
  • Iván Calderón: "Ivan The Terrible"
  • Norm Cash: "Stormin’ Norman"
  • Eddie Cicotte: "Knuckles"
  • Rocky Colavito, Rocco Colavito: "Rocky"
  • Eddie Collins, Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. (1906-30): "Cocky"
  • Bucky Dent, Russell Earl O’Day: "Bucky" or "Bucky $#&*ing Dent"
  • Richard Dotson: "Dot"
  • Brian Downing: "Incredible Hulk"
  • Red Faber, Urban Clarence Faber: "Red"
  • Carlton Fisk: "Pudge"
  • Nellie Fox, Jacob Nelson Fox,: "Nellie," "Little Nel," or "The Mighty Mite"
  • Freddy Garcia: "Chief"
  • Ralph Garr: "Road Runner"
  • Kid Gleason, William Gleason: "Kid"
  • Goose Gossage, Richard Michael Gossage: "Goose" or "The White Gorilla"
  • Bo Jackson, Vincent Edward Jackson: "Bo"
  • Joe Jackson:: "Shoeless Joe"
  • Ted Kluszewski: "Big Klu"
  • Lance Johnson: "One Dog"
  • Chet Lemon, Chester Earl Lemon: "The Jet"
  • Ted Lyons: "Sunday Teddy"
  • Jack McDowell: "Black Jack" or "J-Mac"
  • Catfish Metkovich, George Michael Metkovich: "Catfish"
  • Minnie Miñoso, Saturnino Orestes Armas (Arrieta) Miñoso: "Minnie" or "The Cuban Comet"
  • Blue Moon Odom, Johnny Lee Odom: "Blue Moon"
  • Magglio Ordóñez: "El Caribe Mayor (The Caribbean Mayor)" or "Maggs"
  • Tom Paciorek: "Wimpy"
  • Bubba Phillips, John Melvin Phillips: "Bubba"
  • Billy Pierce: "Billy the Kid"
  • Scott Podsednik: "Podsy" or "The Podfather"
  • Tim Raines: "Rock"
  • Ray Schalk: "The Cracker"
  • Tom Seaver: "Tom Terrific"
  • Bill Skowron: "Moose"
  • Moose Solters, Julius Joseph Soltesz: "Moose" or "Lemons"
  • Frank Thomas: "Big Hurt"
  • Jim Thome: "Mr. High Socks", "Mr. Incredible", or "Jim Thome, Can You Hear Me" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Robin Ventura: "Batman"
  • Ed Walsh: "Big Ed"
  • Buck Weaver, George Daniel Weaver: "Buck/Bucky"
  • Skeeter Webb, James Laverne Webb: "Skeeter"
  • Hoyt Wilhelm: "Old Sarge"
  • Lefty Williams, Claude Preston Williams: "Lefty"
  • Taffy Wright, Taft Shedron Wright:: "Taffy"
  • Early Wynn: "Gus"
  • Mark Buehrle: Burls or Burlymon

Cincinnati Reds Players Nicknames[]

  • Sparky Anderson, George Lee Anderson (manager, 1970-95): "Sparky" or “Captain Hook
  • Dusty Baker, Johnnie B. Baker: "Dusty" or "Fistbands"
  • Kid Baldwin: "Kid"
  • Jake Beckley, Jacob Peter Beckley (1888-1907): “Eagle Eye
  • Johnny Bench, Johnny Lee Bench (1967-83): “Little General
  • Jim Bottomley, James Leroy Bottomley (1922-37): “Sunny Jim
  • Juan Castro: "Manos de Oro"
  • Rube Bressler: "Rube"
  • Smoky Burgess: "Smoky"
  • Leo Cardenas: "Chico" or "Mr. Automatic"
  • Hick Carpenter: "Hick"
  • Norm Charlton: "The Sheriff"
  • Hal Chase: "Prince Hal"
  • Charlie Comiskey, Charles Albert Comiskey (1882-94): “Commy” or “The Old Roman
  • Francisco Cordero: "Co-Co Cordero" or "Matador"
  • Pop Corkhill: "Pop"
  • Harry Craft: "Wildfire"
  • Sam Crawford, Samuel Earl Crawford (1899-1917): “Wahoo Sam
  • Kiki Cuyler, Hazen Shirley Cuyler (1921-38): “Kiki” or “Cuy
  • Eric Davis: "Eric The Red"
  • Peaches Davis: "Peaches"
  • Paul Derringer: "Oom Paul" or "Duke"
  • Rob Dibble: "Nasty Boy", "Dibs", or "Officer"
  • Adam Dunn: "Big Donkey" or "Dunner"
  • Hod Ford: "Hod"
  • Lonny Frey: "Junior"
  • Álex González: "Seabass", "A-Gon", or "Gonzo"
  • Ival Goodman: "Goodie" or "Ol' Mate"
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.: "Junior", "The Natural", or "The Kid"
  • Heinie Groh: "Heinie"
  • Eddie Guardado: "Everyday Eddie" or "El Guapo"
  • Chick Hafey: "Chick"
  • Noodles Hahn: "Noodles"
  • Aaron Harang: "The Gentle Giant" or "The Harangutan"
  • Bubbles Hargrave: "Bubbles"
  • Miller Huggins: "Hug" or "Mighty Mite"
  • George Kelly: "Highpockets"
  • Hans Lobert: "Hans" or "Honus"
  • Ernie Lombardi: "Schnozz" or "Bocci"
  • Baldy Louden: "Baldy"
  • Red Lucas: "Red" or "The Nashville Narcissus"
  • Dolf Luque: "Dolf" or "The Pride of Havana"
  • Carl Mays: "Sub"
  • Frank McCormick: "Buck" or "Mac"
  • Limb McKenry: "Limb" or "Big Pete"
  • Bid McPhee: "Bid"
  • Whitey Moore: "Whitey"
  • Tony Mullane: "Count" or "The Apollo Of The Box"
  • Greasy Neale: "Greasy"
  • Joe Nuxhall: "The Ol' Left-Hander", "Old Man Joe", or "Nuxie"
  • Dave Parker: "Cobra"
  • Dode Paskert: "Dode"
  • Brandon Phillips: "B-Phill" or "BP"
  • Babe Pinelli: "Babe"
  • Pinky Pittenger: "Pinky"
  • Pid Purdy: "Pid"
  • Eppa Rixey: "Jeptha"
  • Frank Robinson (1956-76): "Robby", "F. Robby", or "The Judge"
  • Pete Rose: "Charlie Hustle"
  • Dutch Ruether: "Dutch"
  • Chris Sabo: "Spud" or "Specks"
  • Admiral Schlei: "Admiral"
  • Tom Seaver: "Tom Terrific"
  • Champ Summers: "Champ"
  • Twink Twining: "Twink"
  • Javier Valentín: "Latin Love Machine" or "Javy"
  • Dazzy Vance: "Dazzy"
  • Johnny Vander Meer: "The Dutch Master" or "Double No-Hit" or "Vandy"
  • Bucky Walters: "Bucky"
  • Mother Watson: "Mother"
  • David Weathers: "Stormy"
  • David Wells: "Boomer"

Cleveland Indians Players Nicknames[]

  • Earl Averill, Howard Earl Averill (1929-41): “Rock” or “Earl of Snohomish
  • Bobby Avila, Roberto Francisco (Gonzales) Avila (1949-59): "Beto"
  • Jim Bagby, Sr., James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr. (1912-23): "Sarge"
  • Buddy Bell, David Gus Bell (1972-89): "Buddy"
  • Gary Bell, Wilbur Gary Bell (1958-69): "Ding" or "Ding Dong" [40]
  • Albert Belle, Albert Jojuan Belle (1989-2000): "Joey", "Snapper", [41]" "Mr. Freeze", [42] or "Ring My Belle" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Bill Bernhard, William Henry Bernhard (1899-1907): "Strawberry Bill"
  • Lou Boudreau, Louis Boudreau (1938-52): "Old Shufflefoot" or "Handsome Lou" [43]
  • Ray Chapman, Raymond Johnson Chapman (1912-20): "Chappie"
  • Rocky Colavito, Rocco Domenico Colavito (1955-68): "Rocky"
  • Stan Coveleski, Stanley Anthony Coveleski (1912-28): “Covey
  • Bob Feller, Robert William Andrew Feller (1936-56): "Rapid Robert"
  • Julio Franco, Julio Cesar Franco (1982-2007): "Methuselah" or "The Ageless Wonder"
  • Tito Francona, John Patsy Francona (1956-70): "Tito"
  • Mike Garcia, Edward Miguel Garcia (1948-61): "The Big Bear"
  • Juan González, Juan Alberto (Vazquez) Gonzalez (1989-2005): "Juan Gone", "Gonzo", or "Igor"
  • Mudcat Grant, James Timothy Grant (1958-71): "Mudcat"
  • Vean Gregg, Sylveanus Augustus Gregg (1911-25): "Vean"
  • Odell Hale, Arvel Odell Hale (1931-41): "Bad News"
  • Mel Harder, Melvin Leroy Harder (1928-47): "Chief" or "Wimpy" [44]
  • Travis Hafner "Pronk" (combination of the words "Project" and "Donkey")
  • Mike Hargrove, Dudley Michael Hargrove (1974-85): "The Human Rain Delay" or "Grover" [45]
  • Toby Harrah, Colbert Dale Harrah (1969-86): "Toby," "Stone Fingers," or "Toby Last Harrah" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Jim Hegan, James Edward Hegan (1941-58): "Shanty" [46]
  • Orel Hershiser, Orel Leonard (IV) Hershiser (1983-2000): "Bulldog"
  • Willis Hudlin, George Willis Hudlin (1926-44): "Ace" or "Hud" [47]
  • Joe Jackson, Joseph Jefferson Jackson (1908-20): "Shoeless Joe"
  • Brook Jacoby, Brook Wallace Jacoby (1981-92): "Jake" or "Brook Jacoby Wan Kenobi" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Charlie Jamieson, Charles Devine Jamieson (1915-32): "Cuckoo," "Jamie," or "Hawk"
  • Addie Joss, Adrian Joss (1902-10): "Addie" or "The Maestro of Twirlology"
  • Ken Keltner, Kenneth Frederick Keltner (1937-50): "Butch"
  • Duane Kuiper, Duane Eugene Kuiper (1974-85): "Kuip" or "Smooth" [48]
  • Nap Lajoie, Napoleon Lajoie (1896-1916): “Larry,” “Poli,” “Nap” or "King"
  • Bob Lemon, Robert Granville Lemon (1946-58): "Lem"
  • Kenny Lofton, Kenneth Lofton (1991-2007): "Mayor of Cleveland"
  • Rick Manning, Richard Eugene Manning (1975-87): "Archie" [49]
  • Sam McDowell, Samuel Edward Thomas McDowell (1961-75): "Sudden Sam"
  • Al Milnar, Albert Joseph Milnar (1936-46): "Happy"
  • Minnie Miñoso, Saturnino Orestes Armas (Arrieta) Miñoso (1949-80): "Minnie" or "The Cuban Comet"
  • Earl Moore, Earl Alonzo Moore (1901-14): "Crossfire," "Big Ebbie," or "Steam Engine in Boots"
  • Guy Morton, Guy Morton Sr. (1914-24): "Alabama Blossom"
  • Don Mossi, Donald Louis Mossi (1954-65): "The Sphinx" or "Ears"
  • Satchel Paige, Leroy Robert Paige (1948-53): “Satchel
  • Dick Porter, Richard Twilley Porter (1929-34): "Wiggles" or "Twitches"
  • Manny Ramírez, Manuel Aristides (Onelcida) Ramirez (1993- ): "Man-Ram" or "Manny being Manny"
  • Bob Rhoads, Barton Emory Rhoads (1902-09): "Dusty"
  • Al Rosen, Albert Leonard Rosen (1947-56): "Flip"
  • Chico Salmon, Ruthford Eduardo Salmon (1954-72): "Chico"
  • Joe Shaute, Joseph Benjamin Shaute (1922-34): "Lefty"
  • Al Smith, Alphonse Eugene Smith (1953-64): "Fuzzy"
  • Tris Speaker, Tristram E Speaker (1907-28): “Tris”, “The Grey Eagle”, or “Spoke
  • George Stovall, George Thomas Stovall (1904-15): "Firebrand"
  • Rick Sutcliffe, Richard Lee Sutcliffe (1976-94): "Red Baron" or "Sut"
  • Pat Tabler, Patrick Sean Tabler (1981-90): "Pat Pick Up the Tabler" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Jim Thome, James Howard Thome (1991-2007): "Mr. High Socks" or "Jim Thome, Can You Hear Me" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Andre Thornton (1973-87): "Thunder"
  • Luis Tiant, Luis Clemente (Vega) Tiant (1964-82): "Rl Tiante"
  • Terry Turner, Terrence Lamont Turner (1901-19): "Cotton Top"
  • George Uhle, George Ernest Uhle (1919-36): "The Bull"
  • Omar Vizquel, Omar Enrique (Gonzalez) Vizquel (1980-2007): "Little O" or "Manos de Seda (Hands of Silk)"
  • Bill Wambsganss, William Adolph Wambsganss (1914-26): "Wamby"
  • Matt Williams, Matthew Derrick Williams (1987-2003): "Carson Crusher" or "Matty"
  • Early Wynn, Early Wynn Jr. (1939-63): "Gus"

Colorado Rockies Players Nicknames[]

  • Garrett Atkins, "Batkins," "Gatkins," "Atkins Diet"
  • Ellis Burks, Ellis Rena Burks (1987-2004): "E.B." [50]
  • Vinny Castilla, Vinicio (Soria) Castilla (1991-2006): "My Cousin Vinny" [51] (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Aaron Cook: "Cookie"
  • Clint Barmes: "Barmey," "Venison," "CB"
  • Josh Fogg (2006-2007): "Dragon Slayer," "Fogger," "Frogger"
  • Brian Fuentes, Brian Christopher Fuentes (2001- ): "T-Rex" [52]
  • Andrés Galarraga (1985-2004): "Big Cat" [53] or "Andres The Giant" [54]
  • Brad Hawpe: "The Hawper"
  • Todd Helton, Todd Lynn Helton (1997- ): "T.L." [55] or "Peyton Manning's backup"
  • Matt Holliday: "Big Daddy" (Made famous by Rockies Announcer Drew Goodman) or "Doc"
  • Ubaldo Jimenez: "Baldy"
  • Curtis Leskanic, Curtis John Leskanic (1993-2004): "Let's Panic," "Gascanic," or "Lesky" [56]
  • Kaz Matsui, Kazuo Matsui (2006-2007): "Kaz" or "Kaz Mat"
  • Juan Pierre: "J.P."
  • Steve Reed, Steven Vincent Reed (1992-2005): "Father Time" [57]
  • Troy Tulowitzki: Troy Trevor Tulowitzki (2006-): "Tulo"
  • Larry Walker, Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (1989-2005): "Booger" or "The Canadian Clubber" [58]
  • Walt Weiss, Walter William Weiss: ""Three Blind Weiss" [59] (bestowed by Chris Berman)

Detroit Tigers Player Nicknames[]

Detroit Tigers 1990 to Present[]
  • Skeeter Barnes, William Henry Barnes (infield, outfield, 1983-1994): "Skeeter" [60]
  • Jeremy Bonderman (pitcher, 2003-): "Bondo"
  • Sean Casey (1st base, 2006-): “The Mayor
  • Storm Davis, George Earl Davis (pitcher 1993-1994): "Storm"
  • Cecil Fielder (1st base, 1990-1996): "Big Daddy"
  • Phil Garner (manager, 2000-2002): "Scrap Iron"
  • Dan Gladden (outfield, 1992-1993): "The Dazzle Man"
  • Juan González (outfield, 2000): "Juan Gone"
  • Luis Gonzalez (outfield, 1998): "Gonzo"
  • Bill Gullickson (pitcher, 1991-1994): "Gully"
  • Pete Incaviglia (outfield, 1998): "Inky"
  • Greg Jefferies (infield, outfield, 1999-2000): "Mutt"
  • Todd Jones (pitcher, 1997-2001, 2006-2007): "The Roller-Coaster" or "T.J."
  • Jose Lima (pitcher, 1994-1996, 2001-2002 ): "Lima Time"
  • Nook Logan, Exavier Prente Logan (outfield, 2004-2005): "Nook"
  • Lloyd Moseby (outfield, 1990-1991): "Shaker"
  • Magglio Ordóñez: "El Caribe Mayor (The Caribbean Mayor)" or "Maggs"
  • Luis Polonia (outfield, 1999-2000): "Catch 22"
  • Bip Roberts, Leon Joseph Roberts (1998): "Bip"
  • Kenny Rogers (baseball player), Kenneth Rogers (pitcher, 2006-): “The Gambler
  • Iván Rodríguez (catcher, 2004-): “Pudge” or "I-Rod"
  • Gary Sheffield, Gary Antonian Sheffield (2007- ): "Sheff" or "Shef-field of Dreams"
  • Chris Shelton (baseball player) (2004-2006): "Red Pop", "Red Bull", "Big Red", "Orange Crush", and "Showtime Shelton"
  • Rubén Sierra (outfield 1996): "Big Rube", "El Caballo", or "Ruben Slam-wich"
  • Bubba Trammell, Thomas Bubba Trammell (outfield, 1997): "Bubba"
  • Jeff Weaver (pitcher, 1991-1992): "Dream Weaver"
  • David Wells (pitcher, 1993-1995): "Boomer" or "Jumbo"
  • Dmitri Young (outfield, 1st base, 2002-2006): "Da Meat Hook"
  • Joel Zumaya (pitcher) (2006-): "Zoom Zoom"
  • Dontrelle Willis (pitcher, 2008-): "D-Train"
  • Dane Sardinha (catcher, minors relief): "Pineapple"
  • Adam Everett (shortstop, 2009-): "Mt. Everett"
  • Gerald Laird (catcher, 2009-): "G-Money"
Detroit Tigers 1960-1989[]
  • Sparky Anderson, George Lee Anderson (manager 1979-1995): "Sparky" or “Captain Hook
  • Juan Berenguer (pitcher, 1982-1985): "Pancho Villa"
  • Gates Brown, William James Brown (pinch hitter, outfield, 1963-1975): "Gates" or "Gator"
  • Norm Cash (1st base, 1960-1974): “Stormin’ Norman” Cash
  • Rocky Colavito, Rocco Domenico Colavito (outfield, 1960-1963): "Rocky"
  • Darrell Evans, (1984-1988): "Doody" or "Howdy Doody"
  • Chico Fernandez, Humberto Fernandez (infield, 1960-1963): "Chico"
  • Mark Fidrych (pitcher, 1976-1980): “The Bird
  • Richie Hebner (1st base, 3rd base, 1980-1982): "The Gravedigger"
  • Willie Horton (outfield, 1963-1977): "Willie the Wonder"
  • Ralph Houk (manager): "The Major"
  • Mike Ivie (1st base, DH, 1982-1983 ): "Poison Ivy"
  • Al Kaline (outfield, 1953-1974): “Salty" "Line" or “Mr. Tiger” (Hall of Fame)
  • Ray Knight (1st base, 3rd base, outfield, 1988): "Mr. Nancy Lopez"
  • Rusty Kuntz, Russell Jay Kuntz (outfield, 1984-1985): "Rusty"
  • Frank Lary (pitcher, 1954-1964): “The Yankee Killer
  • Ron LeFlore (outfield, 1974-1979): "Twinkle Toes Bosco"
  • Chet Lemon, Chester Earl Lemon (1982-90): "The Jet"
  • Aurelio Lopez (pitcher, 1979-1985): "Señor Smoke
  • Bill Madlock (1st base, 1987): "Mad Dog'"
  • Billy Martin (manager): "Whiskey Slick"
  • Charlie Maxwell (outfield, 1955-1962): "Paw Paw" and "Sunday Charlie"
  • Jack Morris (pitcher, 1977-1990): "Mount Morris"
  • Don Mossi (pitcher, 1959-1963): "The Sphinx"
  • Jim Northrup (outfield, 1964-1974): "The Gray Fox"
  • Lance Parrish (catcher, 1977-1986): "Big Wheel"
  • Dan Petry (pitcher): "Peaches"
  • Bubba Phillips, John Melvin Phillips (3rd base, outfield, 1955, 1963-1964): "Bubba"
  • Kevin Saucier (pitcher, 1981-1982): "Hot Sauce"
  • Rusty Staub, Daniel Joseph Staub: "Rusty"
  • Champ Summers John Junion Summers (outfield, 1979-1981): "Champ"
  • Gary Sutherland: “Sudsy
  • Frank Tanana (pitcher, 1985-1992): "Frank Tanana Daiquiri"
  • Mickey Tettleton: "Fruit Loops"
  • Jason Thompson: “Roof Top” Thompson
  • Dick Tracewski: “Trixie
  • Jim Walewander (infield, 1987-1989) : "The Dead Milkman"
  • Lou Whitaker: “Sweet Lou
  • Earl Wilson (pitcher, 1966-1970): "The Duke"
  • John Wockenfuss (catcher, 1st base, outfield, 1973-1983): "Fuss"
Detroit Tigers 1930-1959[]
  • Dale Alexander: "Moose"
  • Rocky Bridges, Everett Lamar Bridges (infield (1959-1960): "Rocky"
  • Al Cicotte (pitcher): "Bozo"
  • Flea Clifton, Herman Clifton (infield, 1934-1937): "Flea"
  • Mickey Cochrane (catcher, 1934-1937): “Black Mike” (Hall of Fame)
  • Slick Coffman, George Coffman (pitcher): "Slick"
  • Frank Croucher (shortstop): "Dingle"
  • Alvin Crowder (pitcher, 1934-1936): "General" Crowder
  • Red Downs, Jerome Downs: "Red"
  • Hoot Evers, Walter Evers (outfield, 1941-1952, 1954): "Hoot"
  • Ferris Fain (1st base, 1955): "Cocky"
  • Liz Funk, Elias Funk (infielder, 1930): "Liz"
  • Charlie Gehringer (2nd base, 1924-1942): “The Mechanical Man” and one of Detroit's "G-Men" (Hall of Fame)
  • Rufe Gentry, James Ruffus Gentry (pitcher, 1943-48): "Rufe"
  • Goose Goslin, Leon Allen Goslin (left field, 1934-1937): "Goose" and one of Detroit's "G-Men" (Hall of Fame)
  • Hank Greenberg (1st base, outfiled, 1930-1946): “Hammerin’ Hank” and one of Detroit's "G-Men" (Hall of Fame)
  • Fred Hatfield (infield, 1952-1956 ): "Scrap Iron"
  • Pinky Higgins (3rd base, 1939-1946), Michael Franklin Higgins: "Pinky"
  • Chief Hogsett (pitcher, 1929-1936), Elon Chester Hogsett: "Chief"
  • Frank House (catcher, 1950-1951, 1954-1957, 1961): "Pig"
  • Fred Hutchinson (pitcher, 1939-1940, 1946-1953): "The Great Stone Face" and "Hutch"
  • Chick King, Charles King (outfield, 1954-1956): "Chick"
  • Eddie Lake, shortstop: "Sparky"
  • Roxie Lawson, Alfred Lawson (pitcher, 1933, 1935-1939): "Roxie"
  • Heinie Manush, Henry Emmett Manush (outfield, 1923-1927): "Heinie" (Hall of Fame)
  • Firpo Marberry, Frederick Marberry (pitcher, 1933-1935): "Firpo"
  • Scat Metha, Frank Joseph Metha: "Scat"
  • Hal Newhouser: “Prince Hal” (Hall of Fame)
  • Bobo Newsom, Lewis Norman Newsom: "Bobo"
  • Prince Oana, Henry Oana (pitcher, 1943-45): "Prince"
  • Stubby Overmire, Frank Overmire: "Stubby"
  • Boots Poffenberger, Cletus Poffenberger: "Boots"
  • Rip Radcliff, Raymond Allen Radcliff: "Rip"
  • Phil Regan: "The Vulture"
  • Schoolboy Rowe, Lynnwood Rowe, pitcher: "Schoolboy"
  • Heinie Schuble, Henry George Schuble: "Heinie"
  • Vic Sorrell, Victor Garland Sorrell, pitcher: "Lawyer" and "The Philosopher"
  • Birdie Tebbetts, George Robert Tebbetts: "Birdie"
  • Dizzy Trout, Paul Howard Trout, pitcher: "Dizzy Trout"
  • Virgil Trucks, pitcher: "Fire" Trucks
  • Gee Walker, Gerald Holmes Walker, outfield: "Gee" and "The Madman from Mississippi"
  • Hub Walker, Harry Walker: "Hub"
  • Skeeter Webb, James Laverne Webb: "Skeeter"
  • Jo-Jo White, Joyner Clifford White: "Jo-Jo"
  • Icehouse Wilson, George Peacock Wilson: "Icehouse"
  • Red Wilson, Robert James Wilson: "Red"
  • Yats Wuestling, George Wuestling (shortstop, 1929-30): "Yats"
  • Whit Wyatt, John Witlow Wyatt: "Whit"
  • Eddie Yost, "The Walking Man"
Detroit Tigers 1901-1929[]
  • Clyde Barfoot (pitcher): "Foots"
  • Paddy Baumann, Charles John Baumann (1911-1915): "Paddy"
  • Heinie Beckendorf, Henry Ward Beckendorf (1909): "Heinie"
  • Fritz Buelow, Frederick William Alexander Buelow (catcher, 1901-1904): "Fritz"
  • Ownie Carroll, Owen T. Carroll (pitcher): "Ownie"
  • Doc Casey, James Patrick Casey (3rd base, 1901-1902): "Doc"
  • Pug Cavet, Tillar H. Cavet (pitcher, 1911, 1914-1915): "Pug"
  • Ty Cobb (outfield, 1905-1926): "The Georgia Peach"
  • Tex Covington, William Wilkes Covington (1911-1912): "Tex"
  • Sam Crawford (outfield, 1903-1917): "Wahoo Sam"
  • Hooks Dauss, George August Dauss (pitcher, 1912-1926): "Hooks"
  • Pop Dillon, Frank Edward Dillon (1st base, 1901-1902): "Pop"
  • Wild Bill Donovan (baseball) (pitcher, 1903-1912, 1918): “Wild Bill” Donovan
  • Snooks Dowd, Raymond Dowd (infielder, 1919): "Snooks"
  • Wish Egan, Aloysius Egan (pitcher, 1902; scout 1910-51): "Wish"
  • Kid Elberfeld, Norman Arthur Elberfeld (shortstop, 1901-1903): "Kid" and "The Tabasco Kid"
  • Heinie Elder, Henry Knox Elder (pitcher, 1913): "Heinie"
  • Babe Ellison, Herbert Ellison (utility, 1916-20): "Babe"
  • Bob Fothergill (outfield, 1922-1930): “Fats
  • Del Gainer (first base): "Sheriff"
  • Kid Gleason, William J. Gleason (2nd base, 1901-1902): "Kid"
  • Skinny Graham, Kyle Graham (pitcher, 1929): "Skinny"
  • Pinky Hargrave, William Hargrave (catcher, 1928-30): "Pinky"
  • Harry Heilmann (outfield, 1914-1929): “Slug
  • Ducky Holmes, James William Holmes (1901-1902)" "Ducky"
  • Baby Doll Jacobson (1st base, outfield, 1915), William Chester Jacobson: "Baby Doll"
  • Hughie Jennings (manager, 1907-20): "Eee-yah"
  • Davy Jones, outfield: "Kangaroo"
  • Ed Killian, pitcher: "Twilight Ed"
  • Rube Kisinger, Charles Samuel Kisinger (1902-1903): "Rube"
  • Chick Lathers, Charles Lathers (infielder): "Chick"
  • Dutch Leonard, Hubert Leonard (1919-1925): "Dutch"
  • Baldy Louden, William P. Louden (infield, 1912-1913): "Baldy"
  • Slim Love, Edward Love(pitcher, 1919-1920): "Slim Love"
  • Herm Malloy (pitcher, 1907-08): "Tug"
  • Sport McAllister, Lewis William McAllister (1901-1903): "Sport"
  • Deacon McGuire, James McGuire (catcher, 1902-1913, 1912): "Deacon"
  • Win Mercer, George Barclay Mercer (pitcher, 1902): "Win"
  • Roscoe Miller, "Rubberlegs"
  • George Mullin (pitcher, 1902-1913): "Big George" and "Wabash George"
  • Salty Parker, Francis Parker: "Salty"
  • Slicker Parks, Vernon Parks: "Slicker"
  • Pepper Peploski, Joseph Aloysius Peploski (infield, 1913): "Pepper"
  • Hub Pernoll (pitcher, 1910-1912): "Hub," "Piano Legs" and "Jud"
  • Pol Perritt, William Perritt (pitcher, 1921): "Pol"
  • Hank Perry (1912): "Socks"
  • Herman Pillette (pitcher 1922-24): "Old Folks"
  • Cotton Pippen, Henry Harold Pippen: "Cotton"
  • Topper Rigney, Emory Elmo Rigney: "Topper"
  • Rabbit Robinson, William Clyde Robinson (1904): "Rabbit"
  • Germany Schaefer, William Herman Schaefer (2nd base, shortstop, 1905-1909): "Germany" and "Liberty"
  • Boss Schmidt, Charles Schmidt (catcher, 1905-1911): "Boss"
  • Chick Shorten: "Chick"
  • Heinie Smith, George Henry Smith (1903): "Heinie"
  • Tubby Spencer, Edward Spencer: "Tubby"
  • Tuck Stainback, George Stainback: "Tuck"
  • Lil Stoner, Ulysses Simpson Grant Stoner: "Lil Stoner"
  • Sailor Stroud, Ralph Vivian Stroud (pitcher, 1910): "Sailor"
  • Suds Sutherland, Harvey Sutherland (pitcher, 1921): "Suds"
  • Jackie Tavener, shortstop: "Rabbit"
  • Frosty Thomas, Forrest Thomas (pitcher, 1905): "Frosty"
  • Bun Troy, Robert Troy (pitcher, 1912): "Bun"
  • Guy Tutwiler (infielder, 1911-13): "King Tut"
  • Ed Wells (pitcher, 1923-27): "Satchelfoot"
  • Earl Whitehill, pitcher: "The Earl"
  • Mutt Wilson, William Wilson (pitcher, 1920): "Mutt"
  • Al Wingo (outfielder, 1924-28): "Red"
  • Ralph Works (pitcher, 1909-12): "Judge"
  • Yats Wuestling, George Wuestling: “Yats
  • Squanto Wilson, George Francis Wilson (catcher, 1911): "Squanto"
Detroit Wolverines Nicknames (1881-1888)[]
  • Lady Baldwin, Charles B. Baldwin (pitcher, 1885-1888): "Lady"
  • Fatty Briody, Charles F. Briody : "Fatty"
  • Dan Brouthers (1st base, 1886-1888): "Big Dan" and "Alderman" (Hall of Fame)
  • Count Campau, Charles Columbus Campau (outfield, 1888): "Count"
  • Chub Collins, Charles Augustus Collins (shortstop, 1885): "Chubb"
  • Ned Hanlon, Edward Hugh Hanlon (outfield, 1881-1888): "Ned"
  • Deacon McGuire James Thomas McGuire (catcher, 1885, 1888, 1902-1903, 1912): "Deacon"
  • Mox McQuery, William Thomas McQuery (1st base, 1885): "Mox"
  • Parson Nicholson, Thomas C. Nicholson (2nd base, 1888): "Parson" and "Deacon"
  • Hardy Richardson, Abram Harding Richardson (outfield, 2nd base 1886-1888): "Hardy" and "Old True Blue"
  • Yank Robinson, William H. Robinson (shortstop, 1882): "Yank"
  • Dupee Shaw, Frederick Lander Shaw (pitcher, 1883-1884): "Dupee"
  • Phenomenal Smith, John Francis Smith (pitcher, 1886): "Phenomenal"
  • Ecky Stearns, Daniel Eckford Stearns (shortstop, 1881): "Ecky"
  • Sam Thompson (outfield, 1885-1888): "Big Sam" (Hall of Fame)
  • Dasher Troy, John Joseph Troy (infield, 1881-1882): "Dasher"
  • Deacon White, James Laurie White (3rd base, 1886-1888): "Deacon"
  • Stump Wiedman, George Edward Wiedman (pitcher, 1881-1885, 1887): "Stump"
  • Chief Zimmer, Charles Louis Zimmer (catcher, outfield 1884): "Chief

Florida Marlins Players Nicknames[]

Houston Astros Players Nicknames[]

Kansas City Royals Players Nicknames[]

  • Willie Aikens, Willie Mays Aikens (1977-85): "Ack Ack" [77]
  • Kevin Appier, Robert Kevin Appier (1989- ): "Ape" [78]
  • Steve Balboni, Stephen Charles Balboni (1981-93): "Bye Bye" or "Bones" [79]
  • Buddy Biancalana, Roland Americo Biancalana (1982-87): "Buddy" [80]
  • Bud Black, Harry Ralston Black (1981-95): "Bud"
  • George Brett, George Howard Brett (1973-93): "Mullet" [81]
  • Al Cowens, Alfred Edward Cowens Jr. (1974-86): "A. C." [82]
  • Johnny Damon, Johnny David Damon (1995- ): "The Caveman" or "Johnny Cash" (by Red Sox fans) [83]
  • Rich Gale, Richard Blackwell Gale (1978-1981): "Big Red"
  • Tom Gordon, Thomas Gordon (1988- ): "Flash" [84]
  • Mike Hedlund, Michael David Hedlund (1965-72): "Red"
  • Bo Jackson, Vincent Edward Jackson (1986-94): "Bo"
  • Mike Jacobs: "Jake"
  • Wally Joyner, Wallace Keith Joyner (1986-2001): " Wally World"[85]or "Wally Absorbine Joyner" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Ed Kirkpatrick, Edgar Leon Kirkpatrick (1962-77): "Spanky" [86]
  • Buck Martinez, John Albert Martinez (1969-86): "Buck" [87]
  • John Mayberry, John Claiborn Mayberry (1968-82): "John Mayberry R.F.D." (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Brent Mayne, Brent Danem Mayne (1990- ): ""Brent Remember The Mayne'" (bestowed by Chris Berman
  • Jeff Montgomery, Jeffrey Thomas Montgomery (1987-99): "Jeff Montgomery Ward" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Roger Nelson, Roger Eugene Nelson (1967-76): "Spider" [88]
  • Amos Otis, Amos Joseph Otis (1967-84): "A.O." [89] or "Famous Amos" [90]
  • Freddie Patek, Frederick Joseph Patek (1968-81): "The Flea" [91] or "Moochie" [92]
  • Marty Pattin, Martin William Pattin (1968-80): "Bulldog" [93] or "Duck" [94]
  • Lou Piniella, Louis Victor Piniella (1964-84): "Sweet Lou", [95] "Big Lou", or "Skipper" [96]
  • Darrell Porter, Darrell Ray Porter (1971-87): "Double Barrel Darrell" [97]
  • Dan Quisenberry, Daniel Raymond Quisenberry (1979-90): "Quiz" [98] or "Q"
  • Joe Randa, Joseph Gregory Randa (1995- ): "The Joker" [99]
  • Cookie Rojas, Octavio Victor (Rivas) Rojas (1962-77): "Cookie"
  • Bret Saberhagen, Bret William Saberhagen (1984-2001): "Sabes" [100]
  • Kevin Seitzer, Kevin Lee Seitzer (1986-97): "Kevin Alka Seitzer" (bestowed by Chris Berman
  • Lonnie Smith (1978-92): "Skates"
  • Kurt Stillwell, Kurt Andrew Stillwell (1986-96): "Opie" [101]
  • Jeff Suppan, Jeffrey Scot Suppan (1995- ): "Soup" [102]
  • Mac Suzuki, Makoto Suzuki (1996-2002): :Mac" [103]
  • John Wathan, John David Wathan (1976-85): "Duke"[104] or "John Hia Wathan" (bestowed by Chris Berman)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Players Nicknames[]

  • Sandy Alomar, Santos (Conde) Alomar Sr. (1964-78): "Iron Pony" [105]
  • Garret Anderson, Garret Joseph Anderson (1994- ): "G.A."[106]
  • Don Baylor, Don Edward Baylor (1970-88): "Groove" or "The Sneak Thief" [107]
  • George Brunet, George Stuart Brunet (1956-71): "Lefty"
  • Orlando Cabrera, Orlando Luis Cabrera (1997- ): "The O.C."
  • Jose Cardenal, Jose Rosario Domec Cardenal (1963-80): "The Cardinal" or "Junior"
  • Rod Carew, Rodney Cline Carew (1967-85): "Sir Rodney" [108]
  • Chili Davis, Charles Theodore Davis (1981-99): "Chili" or "Chili Bowl" [109]
  • Gary DiSarcina, Gary Thomas DiSarcina (1989-2000): "DiSar" [110]
  • Brian Downing, Brian Jay Downing ( 1973-92): "Incredible Hulk" [111]
  • David Eckstein(2001- ): "X-Factor" or "Little Eck"
  • Jim Edmonds, James Patrick Edmonds (1993- ): "Jimmy" or "Jimbo" [112], "Hollywood"
  • Chone Figgins, Desmond DeChone Figgins (2002- ): "Chone," "Figgy," or "Cah-Honie"
  • Chuck Finley, Charles Edward Finley (1986-2002): "Chuck Dorsal Fin-ley" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Jim Fregosi, James Louis Fregosi (player & manager, 1961-2000): "Jim Bela Fregosi" (bestowed by Chris Berman) [113]
  • Bobby Grich, Robert Anthony Grich (1970-86): "Bird" or "Bobby Seven-Year Grich" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Vladimir Guerrero, Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (1996- ): "Super Vlad", "Vlad the Impaler", "Big Daddy Vladdy", [114] or "Big Bad Vlad"
  • Reggie Jackson, Reginald Martinez Jackson (1967-87): "Mr. October"
  • Wally Joyner, Wallace Keith Joyner (1986-2001): "Wally World" [115]
  • John Lackey, John Derran Lackey (2002- ): "Bender" http://www.halosheaven.com/story/2006/1/28/23345/4541]
  • Andy Messersmith, John Alexander Messersmith (1968-79): "Bluto" [116]
  • Lance Parrish, Lance Michael Parrish (1977-95): "Big Wheel" [117]
  • Albie Pearson, Albert Gregory Pearson (1958-66): "Albie"
  • Troy Percival, Troy Eugene Percival (1995- ): "Percy" [118]
  • Luis Polonia, Luis Andrew (Almonte) Polonia (1987-2000): "'Catch 22" [119] or "Lapa" [120]
  • Mickey Rivers, John Milton Rivers (1970-84): "Mickey", "Mick The Quick", "Gozzlehead", [121] or "Mickey Mouth" [122]
  • Buck Rodgers, Robert Leroy Rodgers (1961-69): "Buck"
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Francisco Jose Rodriguez (2002- ): "K-Rod" or "Frankie"
  • Nolan Ryan, Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (1966-93): "The Ryan Express"
  • Tim Salmon, Timothy James Salmon (1992-2006): "Mr. Angel," "Kingfish", or "Tim Sock-Eyed Salmon" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Frank Tanana, Frank Daryl Tanana (1973-93): "Frank Tanana Daiquiri" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Lee Thomas, James Leroy Thomas (1961-68): "Mad Dog" [123]
  • Mo Vaughn, Maurice Samuel Vaughn (1991- ): "Hit Dog"
  • Leon Wagner, Leon Lamar Wagner (1958-69): "Daddy Wags"
  • Devon White, Devon Markes White (1985-2001): "Devo"
  • Clyde Wright (1966-75): "Skeeter" [124]

Los Angeles Dodgers Players Nicknames[]

Milwaukee Brewers Players Nicknames[]

  • Hank Aaron: "Hammerin' Hank," "Hammer," or "Bad Henry"
  • Sal Bando: "Captain Sal"
  • Russell Branyan: "Russell The Muscle"
  • Ryan Braun: “The Hebrew Hammer” or "The Hurricane"
  • Ollie Brown: "Downtown"
  • Ken Brett: "Kemer"
  • Mike Cameron: "Cammy" or "Black Cat"
  • Bill Castro: "Checo"
  • Cecil Cooper: "Coop"
  • Francisco Cordero: "Coco"
  • Danny Darwin: "Bonham Bullet" or "Dr. Death"
  • Mike Felder: "Tiny"
  • Prince Fielder: "The Prince"
  • Rollie Fingers, Roland Glen Fingers: "Rollie"
  • Jim Gantner: "Gumby" or "Klinger" [125]
  • Moose Haas, Bryan Edmund Haas: "Moose"
  • Bill Hall: "Billy" or "Billy The Kid"
  • Teddy Higuera: "The Yankee Killer"
  • Carlos Lee: "El Caballo"
  • Jeffrey Leonard: "Hackman"
  • Skip Lockwood, Claude Edward Lockwood Jr. "Skip" [126]
  • Buck Martinez, John Albert Martinez: "Buck"
  • Seth McClung: "Big Seth"
  • Paul Molitor, Paul Leo Molitor (1978-98): “The Ignitor” or “Molly
  • Don Money: "Brooks"
  • Hideo Nomo: "The Tornado"
  • Dave Parker: "Cobra"
  • Roberto Pena: "Baby"
  • Scott Podsednik: "Podsy," "Scotty Po," "The Great Podsednik," "Scotty the Hotty," or "The Podfather"
  • Willie Randolph: "Little Willie" or "Mickey"
  • Ken Sanders: "Daffy" or "Bulldog"
  • George Scott "Boomer"
  • Gary Sheffield: "Sheff" or "Shef-field of Dreams"
  • Franklin Stubbs: "Cadillac"
  • Jeff Suppan: "Soup"
  • B. J. Surhoff, William James Surhoff (1987-2005): "B.J."
  • Don Sutton: "Black & Decker" or "Sut"
  • Gorman Thomas: "Stormin' Gorman"
  • Derrick Turnbow: "Mongo" or "T-Bow"
  • Devon White: "Devo"
  • Gerald Williams: "Ice"
  • Robin Yount, Robin R Yount (1974-93): "The Kid" or "The Boy Wonder"

Minnesota Twins[]

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New York Mets Players Nicknames[]

New York Yankees Nicknames[]

Oakland Athletics Players Nicknames[]

Philadelphia Phillies Players Nicknames[]

  • Bobby Abreu, Bob Kelly Abreu (1996- ): "Bobby", "El Comedulce (The Candy Eater)", or "Tin Man (doesn't have a heart)"
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander (1911-30): “Pete” or ”Old Pete
  • Dick Allen, Richard Anthony Allen (1963-77): "Wampum" or "Richie" [220]
  • Richie Ashburn, Don Richard Ashburn (1948-62): “Putt-Putt” or “Whitey
  • Dave Bancroft, David James Bancroft (1915-30): “Beauty
  • Steve Bedrosian, Stephen Wayne Bedrosian (1981-95): "Bedrock" [221]
  • Larry Bowa: "Gnat" [222]
  • Kitty Bransfield, William Edward Bransfield (1898-1911): "Kitty" [223]
  • Pat Burrell, Patrick Brian Burrell (2000-2008): "Pat The Bat", "Hit King", or "Bat" [224]
  • Putsy Caballero, Ralph Joseph Caballero (1944-52): "Putsy" [225]
  • Steve Carlton, Steven Norman Carlton (1965-88): “Lefty
  • Pearce Chiles, Pearce Nuget Chiles (1899-1900): “What's The Use[226]
  • Gavvy Cravath, Clifford Carlton Cravath (1908-20): "Cactus Gavvy" [227] or "Cactus" [228]
  • Clay Dalrymple, Clayton Errol Dalrymple (1960-71): "Dimples" [229]
  • Darren Daulton (1983-97): "Dutch" [230]
  • Spud Davis, Virgil Lawrence Davis (1928-45): "Spud" [231]
  • Ed Delahanty, Edward James Delahanty (1888-1903): "Big Ed"
  • Mickey Doolan, Michael Joseph Doolan (1905-18): "Doc" or "Mickey"
  • Red Dooin, Charles Sebastian Dooin (1902-16): "Red" [232]
  • Lenny Dykstra, Leonard Kyle Dykstra (1985-96): "Nails" or "Dude" [233]
  • Pedro Feliz, Pedro Julio Feliz (2000-present): "Happy Pete"
  • Chick Fraser, Charles Carrolton Fraser (1896-1909): "Chick" [234]
  • Kid Gleason, William J. Gleason (1888-1912): "Kid"
  • Cole Hamels, Colbert Michael Hamels (2006-present): "Hollywood Hamels"
  • Billy Hamilton, William Robert Hamilton (1888-1901): "Sliding Billy"
  • Granny Hamner, Granville Wilbur Hamner (Granny or Ham) [235]
  • Von Hayes, Von Francis Hayes (1981-92): "Five-for-One" or "Old 5-4-1" [236]
  • Willie Jones (Puddin' Head) [237]
  • Bill Killefer (1909-21): "Reindeer Bill"
  • Chuck Klein (1928-44): “The Hoosier Hammerer
  • Otto Knabe, Franz Otto Knabe (1905-16): "Dutch" [238]
  • Mike Lieberthal, Michael Scott Lieberthal (1994- ): "Lieby", "Liebs", or "Superjew" [239]
  • Stan Lopata, Stanley Edward Lopata (1948-60): "Stash" [240]
  • Greg Luzinski: "The Bull" [241]
  • Garry Maddox (The Secretary of Defense) [242]
  • Ryan Madson (The Bridge to Lidge)
  • Sherry Magee, Sherwood Robert Magee (1904-19): "Sherry"
  • Bake McBride, Arnold Ray McBride (1973-83): "Shake n' Bake"
  • Tug McGraw, Frank Edwin McGraw Jr. (1965-84): "Tug"
  • Earl Moore (1901-14): "Crossfire," "Big Ebbie," or "Steam Engine in Boots"
  • Mickey Morandini, Michael Robert Morandini (1990-2000): "Dandy Little Glove Man" [243]
  • Jamie Moyer "Grand Pappy" or "The Ageless Wonder"
  • Lefty O'Doul, Francis Joseph O'Doul (1919-34): "Lefty"
  • Al Orth, Albert Lewis Orth (1895-1909): "Smiling Al" or "The Curveless Wonder"
  • Dode Paskert, George Henry Paskert: "Dode" or "Honey Boy" [244]
  • Plácido Polanco (Polly)
  • Eppa Rixey (Jephtha)
  • Cookie Rojas, Octavio Victor Rojas (1962-77): "Cookie"
  • Jimmy Rollins, James Calvin Rollins (2000- ): "J-Roll" or "Wishlist" [245]
  • Pete Rose (Charlie Hustle)
  • Carlos Ruiz (Chooch)
  • Juan Samuel (1983-98): "Sammy" [246] or "Juan Play It Again Samuel" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Heinie Sand (1923-28): "Heinie"
  • Kevin Saucier (Hot Sauce)
  • Curt Schilling (1988- ): "Schill" [247]
  • Mike Schmidt (Iron Mike)[248]
  • Tully Sparks, Thomas Frank Sparks (1897-1910): "Tully"
  • Jack Taylor, John Besson Taylor (1891-99): "Brewery Jack"
  • Sam Thompson (1885-98): "Big Sam"
  • John Titus (Silent John) [249]
  • Chase Utley: "Chase", "Chase The Base", "Cutely", or "Chutley"
  • Shane Victorino, The Flyin' Hawaiian or "The Maui Wowie" or "The Victory-Hero" or "The Energizer Bunny"
  • Harry Walker (1940-55): "Harry The Hat"
  • Pinky Whitney, Arthur Carter Whitney (1928-39): "Pinky" [250]
  • Possum Whitted, George Bostic Whitted (1912-22): "Possum"
  • Cy Williams, Fred Williams (Cy)[251]
  • Mitch Williams (1986=97): "Wild Thing" or "Mitchy-poo"
  • Jimmie Wilson, James Wilson (1923-40): "Ace" [252]
  • 1950 Philadelphia Phillies: "Whiz Kids" [253]
  • Chris Coste, "Chris Clutch" or "The 33-Year-Old Rookie"
  • Ryan Howard, "The Big Man"

Pittsburgh Pirates Players Nicknames[]

  • Moisés Alou: "Mo"
  • Babe Adams: "Babe"
  • Jap Barbeau: "Jap"
  • Jake Beckley, Jacob Peter Beckley (1888-1907): “Eagle Eye
  • Clyde Barnhart: "Pooch"
  • Carson Bigbee: "Skeeter"
  • Barry Bonds: "Home Run King", "Bondsy", or "Barry U.S. Bonds" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Bobby Bonilla: "Bobby Bo"
  • Smoky Burgess: "Smoky"
  • Howie Camnitz: "Red"
  • John Candelaria: "The Candy Man"
  • Max Carey, Max George Carey (1910-29): “Scoops
  • Sean Casey: "The Mayor"
  • Jack Chesbro, John Dwight Chesbro (1899-1909): “Happy Jack
  • Fred Clarke, Fred Clifford Clarke (manager, 1897-1915): “Cap
  • Roberto Clemente (1955-72): “Arriba” or “Bob
  • Kiki Cuyler, Hazen Shirley Cuyler (1921-38): “Kiki” or “Cuy
  • Bob Friend: "Warrior"
  • Whitey Glazner: "Whitey"
  • George Grantham: "Boots"
  • Charlie Grimm: "Jolly Chollie"
  • Joe Harris: "Moon"
  • Richie Hebner: "Gravedigger"
  • Carmen Hill: "Specs" or "Bunker"
  • Don Hoak: "Tiger"
  • Ted Kluszewski: "Big Klu"
  • Ray Kremer: "Wiz"
  • Mike Lavalliere: "Spanky"
  • Vern Law: "Deacon" or "Preacher"
  • Lefty Leifield: "Lefty"
  • Bill Madlock: "Mad Dog"
  • Rabbit Maranville: "Rabbit"
  • Bill Mazeroski: "Maz"
  • Sam McDowell: "Sudden Sam"
  • Stuffy McInnis: "Stuffy"
  • Lee Meadows: "Specs"
  • Dots Miller: "Dots"
  • Vinegar Bend Mizell: "Vinegar Bend"
  • Al Oliver: "Scoop"
  • Manny Sanguillen: "Sangy"
  • Willie Stargell: "Pops"
  • Dick Stuart: "Stu" or "Dr. Strangelove"
  • Pie Traynor: "Pie"
  • Arky Vaughan: "Arky"
  • Honus Wagner: "The Flying Dutchman" or "Honus"
  • Lloyd Waner: "Little Poison"
  • Paul Waner: "Big Poison"
  • Rip Wheeler: "Rip"
  • Possum Whitted: "Possum"
  • Chief Wilson: "Chief"
  • Glenn Wright: "Buckshot"
  • Chief Yellow Horse: "Chief"

St. Louis Cardinals Players Nicknames[]

  • Jake Beckley, Jacob Peter Beckley (1888-1907): “Eagle Eye
  • Jim Bottomley, James Leroy Bottomley (1922-37): “Sunny Jim
  • Roger Bresnahan, Roger Philip Bresnahan (1897-1915): “The Duke of Tralee
  • Lou Brock, Louis Clark Brock (1961-79): “The Franchise
  • Jesse Burkett, Jesse Cail Burkett (1890-1905): “Crab
  • Steve Carlton, Steven Norman Carlton (1965-88): “Lefty
  • Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Manuel (Penne) Cepeda (1958-74): “Baby Bull” or “Cha Cha
  • Jack Clark: "Jack The Ripper"
  • Vince Coleman: "Vincent Van Go"
  • Ripper Collins: "Ripper"
  • Charlie Comiskey, Charles Albert Comiskey (1882-94): “Commy” or “The Old Roman
  • Spud Davis: "Spud"
  • Dizzy Dean, Jay Hanna Dean (1930-41): “Diz” or “Dizzy” or “The Great Man
  • Paul Dean: "Daffy"
  • Leo Durocher: "The Lip" or "Lippy"
  • David Eckstein: "X-Factor" or "Little Eck"
  • Frankie Frisch: "The Fordham Flash"
  • Bob Gibson: "Hoot" or "Gibby"
  • Jim Kaat: "Kitty"
  • Rogers Hornsby: "Rajah" or "Horns"
  • Silver King: "Silver"
  • Whitey Kurowski: "Whitey"
  • Rabbit Maranville: "Rabbit"
  • Marty Marion: "Slats" or "The Octopus"
  • Joe Medwick, Joseph Michael Medwick: “Ducky
  • Johnny Mize: "Big Cat"
  • Stan Musial: “Stan The Man
  • Plácido Polanco: "Polly"
  • Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals: "Prince Albert" or "Phat Albert" or "A-Pu" or "The Machine" or "El Hombre" or "Winnie the Pu-jols" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Ken Reitz: "Zamboni" [254]
  • Yank Robinson: "Yank"
  • Red Schoendienst: "Red"
  • Enos Slaughter: "Country"
  • Lonnie Smith: "Skates"
  • Ozzie Smith: "The Wizard Of Oz" or "The Wiz"
  • 1934 St. Louis Cardinals "Gashouse Gang"
  • Rick Ankiel: "The Natural"

San Diego Padres Players Nicknames[]

  • Andy Benes, Andrew Charles Benes (1989-2002): "Rainman" [255]
  • Ken Caminiti, Kenneth Gene Caminiti (1987-2001): "The Gun" [256]
  • Jack Clark, Jack Anthony Clark (1975-92): "Jack The Ripper"
  • Rollie Fingers, Roland Glen Fingers (1968-85): "Rollie"
  • Steve Finley, Steven Allen Finley (1989- ): "Steve Huckleberry Fin-ley" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Steve Garvey, Steven Patrick Garvey (1969-87): "Mr. Clean" [257] or "Senator" [258]
  • Cito Gaston, Clarence Edwin Gaston (1967-78): "Cito" or "Tux-Cito (Tuxedo) Gaston" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Brian Giles, Brian Stephen Giles (1995- ): "B.G."
  • Rich Gossage, Richard Michael Gossage (1972-94): "Goose"
  • Johnny Grubb, John Maywood Grubb Jr. (1972-87): "Johnny Pass The Grubb" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Doug Gwosdz, Doug Wayne Gwosdz (1981-84): "Eyechart" [259]
  • Tony Gwynn, Anthony Keith Gwynn (1982-2001): "Captain Video" [260] or "Big T" or "Mr. Padre"
  • Trevor Hoffman, Trevor William Hoffman (1993- ): "Hoffy" [261] or "Trevor Time"
  • Terry Kennedy, Terrance Edward Kennedy (1978-91): "Orville Moody" [262]
  • Ryan Klesko, Ryan Anthony Klesko (1992- ): "Rhino" [263]
  • John Kruk, John Martin Kruk (1986-95): "Krukker" [264] or "One Nut Kruk" [265] or "Krukie"
  • Craig Lefferts, Craig Lindsay Lefferts (1983-94): "Craig Def Lefferts" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Fred McGriff, Frederick Stanley McGriff (1986- ): "Crime Dog" [266]
  • Kevin McReynolds, Walter Kevin McReynolds (1983-94): "Big Mac" [267]
  • Bip Roberts, Leon Joseph Roberts (1986-98): "Bip"
  • Gary Sheffield, Gary Antonian Sheffield (1988- ): "Sheff" or "Shef-field of Dreams" or "The Iron Sheff"
  • Ozzie Smith, Osborne Earl Smith (1978-96): "The Wizard of Oz" or "The Wiz"
  • Garry Templeton, Garry Lewis Templeton (1976-91): "Jump Steady" [268] [269]
  • Dave Winfield, David Mark Winfield (1973-95): "The Wave" or "Winnie" [270]

San Francisco Giants Players Nicknames[]

  • Moisés Alou: "Mo"
  • Jesús Alou, Jesus Maria Rojas Alou (1963-79): "Jay"
  • Rod Beck, Rodney Roy Beck (1991-2004): "Shooter"
  • Todd Benzinger, Todd Eric Benzinger (1987-95): "Mercedes Benz"
  • Barry Bonds, Barry Lamar Bonds (1986-2007): "Big Barry" or "Home Run King" or "Bondsy" or "Barry U.S. Bonds" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Tim Lincecum, Timothy LeRoy Lincecum (2006-Present) :"The Franchise," "The Freak," or "Tim The Enchanter,""Lord Lincecum"
  • Matt Cain, Matthew Thomas Cain (2005-Present): “Death Cain
  • Orlando Cepeda, Orlando Manuel (Penne) Cepeda (1958-74): “Baby Bull” or “Cha Cha
  • Jack Clark, Jack Anthony Clark (1975-92): "Jack The Ripper"
  • Will Clark, William Nuschler Clark Jr. (1986-2000): "Will The Thrill"
  • Chili Davis, Charles Theodore Davis (1981-99): "Chili"
  • Darrell Evans, Darrell Wayne Evans (1969-89): "Doody" or "Howdy Doody"
  • Tito Fuentes, Rigoberto (Peat) Fuentes (1965-78): "Tito"
  • Dave Henderson, David Lee Henderson (1981-94): "Hendu"
  • Dave Kingman, David Arthur Kingman (1971-86): "Kong or Sky King"
  • Jeffrey Leonard (1977-90): "Hackman"
  • Fred Lewis, "Thug Nasty"
  • Candy Maldonado, Candido (Guadarrama) Maldonado (1981-95): "Candy"
  • Juan Marichal, Juan Antonio (Sanchez) Marichal (1960-75): “Manito” “Dominican Dandy,” or “Mar
  • Gary Matthews, Gary Nathaniel Matthews Sr. (1972-87): "Sarge"
  • Willie Mays, Willie Howard Mays Jr. (1951-73): “Say Hey
  • Willie McCovey, Willie Lee McCovey (1959-80): “Stretch,” “Mac,” or “Big Mac
  • Greg Minton, Gregory Brian Minton (1975-90): "Moonie" or "Moon-man"
  • John Montefusco, John Joseph Montefusco Jr. (1974-86): "The Count"
  • Rick Reuschel, Rickey Eugene Reuschel (1972-91): "Big Daddy"
  • Dave Righetti, David Allan Righetti (1979-95): "Rags"
  • Kirk Rueter, Kirk Wesley Rueter (1993-2005): "Woody"
  • Hank Sauer, Henry John Sauer (1941-59): "The Honker"
  • Dick Schofield, John Richard Schofield (1953-66): "Ducky"
  • Daryl Spencer, Daryl Dean Spencer (1952-1963): "Dee or Big Dee"
  • Matt Williams, Matthew Derrick Williams (1987-2003): "Carson Crusher" or "Matty"

Seattle Mariners[]

  • Jay Buhner, Jay Campbell Buhner (1987-2001): "Bone" or "Ferris Buhner" (bestowed by Chris Berman)
  • Alvin Davis, Alvin Glenn Davis (1984-92): "Mr. Mariner"
  • Freddy Garcia, Freddy Antonio Garcia: "The Chief"
  • Ken Griffey, George Kenneth Griffey Jr. (1989- ): "Junior" or "Kid"
  • Dave Henderson, David Lee Henderson (1981-94): "Hendu"
  • Randy Johnson, Randall David Johnson (1988- ): "Big Unit"
  • Edgar Martínez, Edgar Martínez (1987-2004): "Gar," "Papi," or "El Papa"
  • John Olerud, John Garrett Olerud (1989-2005): "Big Rude"
  • Gaylord Perry, Gaylord Jackson Perry (1962-83): "The Ancient Mariner"
  • Alex Rodriguez, Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (1994- ): "A-Rod"
  • Ichiro Suzuki (2001- ): "Ichi" or "ichiRod"
  • Dan Wilson, Daniel Allen Wilson (1992-2005): "Willie" or "Dan The Man"
  • Lou Piniella, Louis Victor Piniella (1993-2002): "Sweet Lou"
  • Félix Hernández, Félix Abraham Hernández (2005- ): "King Felix"
  • Erik Bedard, Erik Bedard (2008- ): "The Interview"
  • Ryan Rowland-Smith, Ryan Rowland-Smith (2007- ): "Hyphen"

Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays Player Nicknames[]

Texas Rangers Players Nicknames[]

  • Buddy Bell, David Gus Bell: "Buddy"
  • José Canseco, Jose (Capas) Canseco Jr.: "Parkway Joe" or "The Chemist"
  • Juan Gonzalez, Juan Alberto (Vazquez) Gonzalez: "Juan Gone", "Gonzo", or "Igor"
  • Rusty Greer, Thurman Clyde (III) Greer: "Rusty" or "The Red Baron"
  • Mike Hargrove, Dudley Michael Hargrove: "The Human Rain Delay" or "Grover"
  • Toby Harrah, Colbert Dale Harrah: "Toby"
  • Frank Howard, Frank Oliver Howard: "Hondo" or "Capital Punisher"
  • Pete Incaviglia, Peter Joseph Incaviglia: "Inky"
  • Ferguson Jenkins, Ferguson Arthur Jenkins: "Fergie"
  • Doc Medich, George Francis Medich: "Doc"
  • Al Oliver, Albert Oliver Jr.: "Scoop"
  • Rafael Palmeiro, Rafael (Corrales) Palmeiro (1986-2005): "Raffy"
  • Larry Parrish, Larry Alton Parrish (1974-88): "Gov"
  • Alex Rodriguez, Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez: "A-Rod"
  • Iván Rodríguez, Ivan (Torres) Rodriguez: "Pudge" or "I-Rod"
  • Kenny Rogers, Kenneth Scott Rogers: "The Gambler"
  • Nolan Ryan, Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr.: "The Ryan Express"
  • Rubén Sierra: "El Caballo," "El Indio," "Big Rube," or "Ruben Slam-wich"
  • Frank Tanana, Frank Daryl Tanana: "Tanana Daiquiri"
  • Mickey Tettleton, Mickey Lee Tettleton: "Fruit Loops"
  • Cesar Tovar, Cesar Leonardo Tovar: "Pepito"
  • Ugueth Urbina, Ugueth Urtain (Villarreal) Urbina: "Oogie" or "Triple U"
  • Bump Wills, Elliott Taylor Wills: "Bump"

Toronto Blue Jays Players Nicknames[]

  • George Bell, George Antonio Bell Mathey: "Liberty Bell"
  • Barry Bonnell, Robert Barry Bonnell: "Preacher"
  • Jesse Carlson, Jesse Carlson: "Banjo"
  • Roger Clemens, William Roger Clemens: "The Rocket"
  • Tony Fernández, Octavio Antonio Fernandez Castro: "El Cabeza"
  • Cecil Fielder, Cecil Grant Fielder: "Big Daddy"
  • Roy Halladay, Harry Leroy Halladay III: "Doc"
  • Tom Henke, Thomas Anthony Henke: "The Terminator"
  • Joe Inglett, Joseph Steven Inglett: "Voodoo Joe"
  • John McDonald: "Magic Man or "Johnny Mac""
  • Fred McGriff, Frederick Stanley McGriff: "Crime Dog"
  • Paul Molitor, Paul Leo Molitor (1978-98): “The Ignitor” or “Molly
  • John Olerud, John Garrett Olerud: "Big Rude"
  • Travis Snider, Travis James Snider: “Sniderman” or “The Amazing Sniderman” or "Lunch Box"
  • Dave Stieb, David Andrew Stieb: "Sir David"
  • Frank Thomas, Frank Edward Thomas: "The Big Hurt"
  • David Wells, David Lee Wells: "Boomer"
  • Greg Wells, Greg De Wayne Wells: "Boomer"
  • Vernon Wells, Vernon Wells III: "V-Dub"
  • Devon White, Devon Markes White: "Devo"
  • Mookie Wilson, William Hayward Wilson: "Mookie"

Washington Nationals Players Nicknames[]

  • Nook Logan, Exavier Prente Logan: "Nook"
  • Dmitri Young, Dmitri Dell Young (1996- ): "Da Meat Hook"

Special Categories of Player Nicknames[]

Color Nicknames[]

  • “Blackie”: Alvin Dark
  • "Black Jack": Jack McDowell
  • "Black Mike": Mickey Cochrane
  • “Blue Moon”: Blue Moon Odom (1964-1976), Johnny Lee Odom
  • “Darkie": Harlond Clift*
  • “The Golden Greek”: Harry Aganis, Bob Chakales
  • “Goldie” Goldie Rapp (1921-1923), Joseph Aloysius Rapp
  • “The Grey Eagle”: Tris Speaker
  • "Pinky": Pinky Higgins (3rd base, 1939-1946), Michael Franklin Higgins
  • "Red": Red Faber (1914-1933), Urban Faber
  • “Rojo” or “The Red Rooster”:Doug Rader
  • "Rusty” or “Le Grand Orange”: Rusty Staub (1963-1985), Daniel Joseph Staub
  • "Silver": Silver Flint, Frank Sylvester Flint
  • “The Silver Fox”: Duke Snider, Edwin Donald Snider
  • "Whitey": Whitey Ford, Edward Charles Ford

Physical Characteristic and Body Part Nicknames[]

  • “Bones”: Boob Fowlery and Bones Ely, William Frederick Ely
  • “Boob”: Eric McNair {baseball-reference|id=m/mcnaier01}
  • "Booger": Larry Walker
  • “Brains”: Dave Padden
  • “Bunions”: Rollie Zeider
  • “Chesty Chet”: Chet Johnson
  • “Little Joe Chest”: William A. McGowan
  • “Corns”: Hugh Bradley
  • “Dimples”: Pop Tate, Clay Dalrymple
  • “Ears”: Don Mossi
  • “Eye Chart”: Doug Mientkiewicz
  • “Fat Freddie”: Freddie Fitzsimmons
  • “Fat Jack”: Jack Fisher
  • “Fats”: Bob Fothergill
  • “Fatty”: Fatty Briody
  • “The Human Eyeball”: Bris Lord
  • “Eagle Eye”: Jake Beckley
  • “Baby Face”: Marv Breuer
  • "The Great Stone Face":Fred Hutchinson
  • “Old Tomato Face” Gabby Hartnett
  • “Three Finger”: Mordecai Brown
  • “Footsie”: Don Lenhardt, Johnny Marcrum
  • "Gimpy": Milt Pappas
  • "El Guapo": Rich Garces
  • ”Handsome”: Henry Boyle, Hugh McQuillan
  • ”Heavy”: Walter Blair
  • “Jumbo”: Bob Barrett, Jumbo Brown, Jumbo Davis, Jumbo Elliott, Jumbo McGinnis
  • “Square Jaw”: Bill Ramsey
  • “Knee High”: Andy High
  • "Knuckles": Eddie Cicotte
  • "Knucksie": Phil Niekro
  • “Legs”: Dick Weik
  • "Limb": Limb McKenry
  • ”Long John”: John Ewing, John Healy, John Reilly
  • “Muscles”: Mickey Mantle,Fenton Mole
  • “Piano Legs”: Charlie Hickman
  • “The Lip” or “Lippy”: Leo Durocher
  • “Nails”: Lenny Dykstra
  • “No Neck”: Walt Williams
  • “Schnozz”: Ernie Lombardi
  • “Skinny”: Hal Brown, Skinny Graham, and Wally Shaner
  • ”Slim”: Slim Harriss, Jerry Kindall, Slim Love, Grover Lowdermilk, Slim Sallee
  • ”Slippery”: Harry Eells
  • ”Slow Joe”: Slow Joe Doyle
  • ”Stinky”: Harry Davis
  • “Stretch”: Willie McCovey, Ron Tompkins, Al Grunwald, Howie Schultz
  • “Stubby”: Stubby Overmire, Frank Mack, Stubby Clapp
  • “Stump”: Stump Wiedman
  • “Stumpy”: Al Verdel
  • “The Tall Tactician”: Connie Mack
  • “Thin Man”: Bob Allen
  • ”Ugly”: Johnny Dickshot
  • “Wagon Tongue”: Bill Keister

Personality Nicknames[]

  • Cheerful Charlie”: Charlie Hickman
  • Cool”: Cool Papa Bell
  • Country”: Enos Slaughter
  • Crabby”: Estel Crabtree
  • Crazy”: Crazy Schmit
  • "Cuckoo": Cuckoo Christensen
  • Daffy”: Paul Dean and Ken Sanders
  • Dizzy”: Dizzy Dean, Dizzy Trout
  • The Gay Reliever”: Joe Page
  • Gloomy Gus”: Gus Williams
  • "Goober": Goober Zuber
  • Good Kid”: Lou Boudreau, George Susce
  • Good Time Bill”: Bill Lamar
  • Goody": Goody Rosen, Ival Goodman
  • "Goofy": Lefty Gomez
  • "Grump": Hal Irelan
  • Happy”: Happy Chandler, Al Milnar, Happy Felsch, Happy Finneran, Archie McKain, Happy Townsend
  • Happy Jack”: Jack Chesbro
  • Holy”: Ralph Good
  • Honest”: John Anderson, Jack Boyle, John Morrill, Eddie Murphy, John Kelly
  • Hotshot”: Eddie Mayo
  • Jittery Joe”: Joe Berry
  • Lucky”: Sam Crane, Fred Glade, Henry Kessler, Jack Lohrke, Judge Nagle
  • Loco”: José Herrera
  • The Mad Hungarian”: Al Hrabosky
  • "Nasty Boys": Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton (teammates with the Reds)
  • The Nervous Greek”: Lou Skizas
  • Psycho”: Steve Lyons
  • Quiet Joe”: Joe Knight
  • Rowdy”: Russ Meyer, Gene Moore, Jack O’Connor, Rowdy Elliott
  • Rowdy Richard”: Dick Bartell
  • Rube”: Rube Waddell, Rube Marquard, Rube Foster, Rube Benton, Rube Bressler, Rube Walberg, Rube Walker, and more
  • Sad Sam”: Sad Sam Jones, Dolly Gray, Sam Zoldak
  • Slick”: Whitey Ford, Lou Johnson, Slick Castleman, Slick Coffman, Grover Hartley
  • Slicker”: Slicker Parks
  • Sloppy”: Sloppy Thurston
  • Slothful Bill”: Bill Lattimore
  • "Sparky": Sparky Anderson, Sparky Lyle
  • Squeaky”: Otto Bluege and Fred Valentine
  • "Still": Still Bill Hill
  • "Super Joe": Joe McEwing
  • Sweet Lou”: Lou Whitaker, Lou Johnson, Lou Piniella
  • Sweet Music”: Frank Viola
  • "Yo-Yo": Yo-Yo Davalillo

Food & Beverage Nicknames[]

  • Apples”: Andy Lapihuska
  • Bananas”: Johnny Mostil (1918-1929)
  • Beans”: Harry Keener
  • BeanyBeany Jacobson
  • Big Mac”: Mark McGwire and Willie McCovey
  • Biscuit Pants”: Lou Gehrig
  • Brandy”: Brandy Davis or Doyle Alexander
  • Brownie”: Brownie Foreman
  • Buck Wheat”: Zack Wheat
  • Bun”: Bun Troy
  • "Buttercup": Buttercup Dickerson
  • Buttermilk Tony”: Tommy Dowd
  • Cakes”: Jim Palmer
  • Candy”: Candy Maldonado, Candy Cummings, Candy LaChance, Candy Nelson
  • Candy Man”: John Candelaria
  • Catfish”: Catfish Hunter, Jim Crawford, Catfish Metkovich
  • Cheese”: Al Schweitzer
  • Chewing Gum”: John O’Brien
  • ChiliChili Davis
  • Cocoa”: Cesar Gutierrez and Dan Woodman
  • Coco”: Coco Crisp, Covelli Loyce Crisp
  • "El Comedulce (The Candy Eater)": Bobby Abreu
  • Cookie”: Cookie Lavagetto and Cookie Rojas
  • Cookie Monster”: David Ortiz
  • Crab”: Jesse Burkett, Johnny Evers Chris Lindsay
  • Cracker”: Ray Schalk and Jim Hamby
  • Cuke”: Cuke Barrows
  • Doughnut Bill” Bill Carrick
  • Ducky”: Joe Medwick
  • Goobers”: Joe Bratcher and Goober Zuber
  • Slippery Eells”: Harry Eells
  • Half Pint”: Gene Rye
  • Goose”: Goose Goslin and Goose Gossage
  • Gummy”: Joe Wall
  • Jelly”: Frank Jelincich
  • J-Roll”: Jimmy Rollins
  • Juice”: Juice Latham
  • Lemons”: Moose Solters
  • Meal TicketCarl Hubbell
  • Milkman Jim”: Jim Turner
  • Noodles”: Noodles Hahn and Frank Zupo
  • The Octopus”: Marty Marion and Antonio Alfonseca
  • Oyster”: Oyster Burns
  • Pea Soup”: George Dumont
  • Peaches”: Peaches Graham and Dan Petry
  • Peach Pie”: Jack O’Connor
  • Georgia Peach”: Ty Cobb
  • Peanuts”: Peanuts Lowrey
  • Pepper”: Pepper Martin and Pepper Peploski
  • Pickles”: George Gerken and Pickles Dillhoefer
  • Pie”: Pie Traynor
  • Pork Chop”: John Hoffman
  • "Porky": Hal Reniff
  • Potato”: Manuel Cueto
  • "Pretzels": Pretzels Pezzullo
  • Puddin' Head”: Willie Jones
  • Punch”: Punch Knoll
  • Rabbit”: Rabbit Maranville and Jackie Tavener
  • "Rawmeat": Rawmeat Rogers
  • Salty”: Salty Parker and Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • Salt Rock”: Ezra Midkiff
  • SoupBill Campbell, Dave Campbell, Soup Campbell
  • Sour Mash Jack”: Jack Daniels
  • Spud”: Spud Chandler
  • Strawberry Bill”: Bill Bernhard
  • Sugar”: Bob Cain and Tom Kane
  • Sweetbreads”: Sweetbreads Bailey
  • Taters”: Frank Lary
  • T-Bone”: Taylor Phillips
  • Turkey”: Turkey Stearnes
  • Yam”: Yam Yaryan

Animal Nicknames[]

  • ”Antelope”: Emil Verban
  • "Bat” (“Pat the Bat”): Pat Burrell
  • “Bear”: Danny Frisella, Don Gile, Jim Owens
  • “Bear Tracks”: Al Jarvey and Johnny Schmitz
  • “Big Bear”: Mike Garcia
  • “Sugar Bear”: Larvell Blanks and Floyd Rayford
  • "The Beast": Jimmie Foxx
  • “Buffalo Bill”: Bill Hogg
  • “Bug”: Bug Holiday
  • “Bugs”: Bugs Morris, Bugs Raymond and Bill Werle
  • “Bull”: Leon Durham, Bull Durham, Greg Luzinski, Bruce Edwards, Bob Watson, George Uhle, Billy Johnson, Brooks Lawrence and others
  • “Baby Bull”: Orlando Cepeda
  • “Bulldog”: Jim Bouton, Orel Hershiser, Clint Courtney and Hank Fischer
  • “Bullfrog”: Bill Dietrich
  • “Bunny”: Bunny Brief
  • “The Cat”: Félix Millán
  • “The Big Cat”: Johnny Mize and Andrés Galarraga
  • “Harry the Cat”: Harry Brecheen
  • “Catfish” Catfish Hunter and Catfish Metkovich
  • “Chicken”: Chicken Hawks and Fred Stanley
  • “Cobra”: Dave Parker
  • “Collie”: Collie Colliflower
  • “Crab”: Jesse Burkett and Johnny Evers
  • “Crane”: Frank Reberger
  • “Dingo”: Dino Restelli
  • “Doggie”: Doggie Miller
  • “Bird Dog”: Bill Hopper
  • “Crime Dog”: Fred McGriff
  • “Mad Dog”: Greg Maddux, Bill Madlock, Ryan Madson
  • “Wonder Dog”: Rex Hudler
  • “Big Donkey”: Adam Dunn
  • “Ducky”: Joe Medwick
  • “Eagle Eye”: Jake Beckley and Charlie Hemphill
  • “Bald Eagle”: Frank Isbell
  • “The Grey Eagle”: Tris Speaker
  • “Slippery Eells”: Harry Eells
  • “Wild Elk Of The Wasatch”: Ed Heusser
  • “Fly”: Ferguson Jenkins
  • “Fox”: Marshall Bridges
  • “The Old Fox”: Clark Griffith
  • “The Silver Fox”: Duke Snider
  • “The Swamp Fox”: Alvin Dark
  • “Froggy”: Bill Hands
  • “Gator”: Ron Guidry and Mike Greenwell
  • “Goat”: Les Channell, Goat Anderson, and Goat Cochran
  • “Goose”: Goose Goslin and Goose Gossage
  • “Gorilla”: Paul Gilliford
  • “Hawk”: Ralph Branca, Clay Carroll, Andre Dawson, Ken Harrelson and Howie Shanks
  • “Hippo”: Hippo Vaughn
  • “Horse”: John Orsino
  • "Horse Belly”: Joe Sargent
  • “Crazy Horse”: Lou Meyers
  • “Deerfoot”: George Barclay, Harry Bay, Clyde Milan, Tom Needham
  • “Harry the Horse”: Harry Danning and Harry Anderson
  • “Iron Horse”: Lou Gehrig
  • “Wild Horse”: Neil Sheridan
  • “Wild Horse of the Osage”: Pepper Martin
  • “Jackrabbit”: Jack Gilbert
  • “Kangaroo”: Davy Jones
  • “King Kong”: Charlie Keller
  • “Kingfish”: Tim Salmon
  • “Kitten”: Harvey Haddix
  • “Kitty”: Kitty Bransfield, Jim Kaat
  • “Mongoose”: Eddie Lukon
  • “Monkey”: Frank Foreman and Pete Hotaling
  • “Moose”: Dale Alexander, Walt Dropo, Moose Haas, Bob Lee, Walt Moryn, Mike Mussina, Dick Radatz, Bill Skowron, Moose Solters, and more
  • “Mosquito”: Tony Ordenana
  • “Mouse”: Ed Glenn
  • “Mickey Mouse”: Cliff Melton
  • “Mule”: Mule Haas, Mule Suttles, Mule Watson, Frank Lary
  • “Muskrat Bill”: Bill Shipke
  • “Newt”: Newt Hunter and Newt Kimball
  • “The Octopus”: Marty Marion and Antonio Alfonseca
  • “Ox”: Ox Eckhardt and Ox Miller
  • “Oyster”: Oyster Burns
  • “Penguin”: Ron Cey
  • “Pig”: Frank House
  • “Pig Pen”: Jim Dwyer
  • “Piggy”: Walter French and Piggy Ward
  • “Possum”: Larry Burright and Possum Whitted
  • “Pug”: Pug Bennett, Pug Cavet and Pug Griffin
  • “Big Puma”: Lance Berkman
  • “Rabbit”: Rabbit Maranville and Jackie Tavener
  • “The Rat”: Gary Gaetti
  • “Rattlesnake”: Tom Baker
  • “Reindeer Bill”: Bill Killefer
  • “Rooster”: Rick Burleson
  • “Red Rooster”: Doug Rader
  • “Road Runner”: Ralph Garr
  • “Rhino”: Ryne Sandberg ("Ryno") and Roy Hitt ("Rhino")
  • “Sea Lion”: Charley Hall
  • “Skeeter”: Skeeter Barnes, Carson Bigbee, Skeeter Newsome, and Skeeter Webb
  • “Slug”: Harry Heilmann, Jack Burns, and Don Slaught
  • “Snake”: Snake Deal, Snake Henry, and Snake Wiltse
  • “Spider”: Spider Jorgensen and Roger Nelson
  • “Squirrel”: Roy Sievers
  • “Stork”: George Theodore
  • "Tabby Cat": Pat Tabler
  • “Tiger”: Don Hoak, Don Kaiser, and Cliff Mapes
  • “Toad” Toad Ramsey
  • “Turkey”: Ewell Gross, Turkey Stearnes
  • “The Vulture”: Phil Regan
  • “Whale” Fred Walters
  • “Wolfie”: Randy Wolf

Ethnic Nicknames[]

  • "Arriba": Roberto Clemente
  • "Barranquilla Baby": Edgar Rentería
  • "Bocci": Ernie Lombardi
  • "Cha Cha": Orlando Cepeda
  • ”El Caballo”: Carlos Lee, Rubén Sierra
  • ”Chico”: Leo Cárdenas, Chico Carrasquel, Chico Fernández, José Lind, Chico Ruiz, Chico Salmon, Chico Walker
  • ”Chief”: Chief Bender, Freddy Garcia, Chief Hogsett, Chief Zimmer, Jack Warhop, Chief Wilson, Chief Sockalexis, Chief Meyers
  • “Chink”: Early Yingling, Chink Heileman, Wally Mattick, Chink Outen, Chink Taylor, Leo Taylor, Chink Zachary
  • ”Coco”: Coco Crisp, Francisco Cordero
  • “Cocoa”: César Gutiérrez
  • ”El Duque”: Orlando Hernández
  • ”Dutch”: Dutch Leonard, Emil Verban, Herman Bronkie, Dutch Henry, Otto Knabe, Art Wilson, Dutch Holland, Darren Daulton
  • ”Dutchman”: Harry Fritz
  • ”The Dutch Master”: Johnny Vander Meer
  • "El Enano (The Dwarf)": Rafael Furcal
  • "Finn": Hardin Barry
  • “Big Finn”: Lou Fiene
  • "Fitz”: Walter French
  • ”The Flying Dutchman”: Honus Wagner, Herman Long
  • ”Frenchy”: Frenchy Bordagaray, Jeff Francoeur
  • ”Germany”: Germany Schaefer, Germany Smith, Herman Long, Joe Schultz, Crazy Schmit
  • ”Gookie” Travis Dawkins
  • ”Hans”: Hans Lobert, Johnnie Wittig, Frank Grube, Harry Ables
  • Heinie”: Heinie Beckendorf 1909-10; Heinie Berger 1907-10; Heinie Elder 1913; Heinie Groh 1912-27; Heinie Heitmuller 1909-10; Heinie Heltzel 1943-44; Heinie Jantzen 1912; Heinie Kappel 1887-89; Heinie Manush 1923-39; Heinie Meine 1922-34; Heinie Mueller 1920-35; Heinie Mueller 1938-41; Heinie Odom 1925; Heinie Peitz 1892-1913; Heinie Reitz 1893-99; Heinie Sand 1923-28; Heinie Scheer 1922-23; Heinie Schuble 1927-36; Heinie Smith 1897-1903; Heinie Stafford 1916; Heinie Wagner 1902-18; Heinie Zimmerman 1907-19
  • ”El Hombre Goma”: Jose Rodriguez
  • “El Hombre”: Albert Pujols
  • ”Indian Bob”: Bob Johnson
  • ”Irish”: Irish Meusel, Roy Corhan, Earl Harrist, Irish McIlveen, Larry Miggins
  • "Jap": Jap Barbeau, William Joseph Barbeau (1905-10)
  • ”Kickapoo Ed”: Ed Summers
  • ”Limonar”: Rogelio Martínez
  • ”Loco”: José Herrera
  • "The Mad Hungarian": Al Hrabosky
  • ”The Mad Russian”: Lou Novikoff
  • ”Manito”: Juan Marichal
  • ”Paddy”: Paddy Baumann, Paddy Fox, Paddy Livingston, Paddy O’Connor, Paddy Quinn
  • ”The Panamanian Express”: Allan Lewis
  • ”Panamanian Flash”: Adolfo Phillips
  • ”Pancho”: Frank Snyder, Pancho Herrera
  • ”Pantalones”: José Santiago
  • “Papi”: Edgar Martínez, David Ortiz
  • ”Papito”: Jose Vidal
  • ”Pepe”: Pepe Frias, Pepe Mangual
  • ”Pepito”: César Tovar
  • ”El Presidente”: Dennis Martínez
  • "The Rabbi Of Swat": Moe Solomon
  • ”Rico”: Rico Petrocelli, Rico Carty, Rico Rossy
  • ”Tito”: Tito Francona, Tito Fuentes, Tito Landrum
  • "The Yiddish Curver": Barney Pelty

Feminine Nicknames[]

  • "Babe": Babe Herman, Babe Ruth
  • "Boob": Joseph "Boob" Fowler
  • "Dike": Lawrence "Dike" Varney
  • "Gaylord": Gaylord Perry
  • "The Gay Reliever": Joe Page
  • "Granny": Granny Hamner
  • "Judy": Judy Johnson
  • "Julie": Julie Wera
  • "Lady": Charles "Lady" Baldwin and Harley "Lady" Payne
  • "Mother": Mother Watson
  • "Patsy": Patsy Tebeau
  • "Pinky": Pinky Higgins, Pinky Hargrave, Pinky Pittenger, and Pinky Whitney
  • "Roxie": Alfred "Roxie" Lawson
  • "Sadie": Sargent "Sadie" Houck and John Joseph "Sadie" McMahon
  • "Tilly": Tilly Walker

Titles and Ranks[]

  • “Admiral”: Claude Berry and Admiral Schlei
  • “Alderman”: Sam Brouthers and Frank Briody
  • “Baron”: Elmer Knetzer
  • “Baron von Mitterwald”: George Mitterwald
  • “Boss”: Boss Schmidt
  • “Captain”: Cap Anson
  • “Captain Hook”: Sparky Anderson
  • “The Chairman of the Board”: Whitey Ford
  • “Chief”: Chief Bender, Chief Hogsett, Chief Meyers, Chief Zimmer, Freddy Garcia, Mel Harder, Chad Cordero
  • “Colonel”: Roy Beecher and Gil Hatfield
  • "The Colossus Of Clout": Babe Ruth
  • "The Counsell-man": Craig Counsell
  • “Count”: Count Campau
  • “Deacon”: Deacon McGuire, Deacon White, Vern Law, Bill McKechnie, Deacon Jones, and Fred Johnson
  • “Doc”: Dwight Gooden, Doc Cramer, Roy Halladay, Doc Johnston, Doc Lavan, and more
  • “Dr. K”: Dwight Gooden
  • “Duke”: Duke Snider, Duke Carmel, Paul Derringer, Bob Dillinger, Duke Farrell, Duke Sims and others
  • “Duke of Tralee”: Roger Bresnahan
  • “Earl of Snohomish”: Earl Averill
  • “El Presidente”: Dennis Martinez
  • “Father”: John Kelly
  • “Gentleman George”: George Decker, George Haddock, and George Stallings
  • “Gentleman Jim”: Jim Hickman
  • "General”: Alvin Crowder, General Stafford, Gary Matthews, and Gary Matthews Jr.
  • “The Governor”: Jerry Browne and Frank Ellerbe
  • “Judge”: Harry Lumley and Ralph Works
  • “The Kentucky Colonel”: Earle Combs
  • “King”: King Kelly, King Brady and Jim Leyritz
  • “King Carl”: Carl Hubbell
  • “The King of Crash”: Babe Ruth
  • “The Knight Of Kennett Square”: Herb Pennock
  • “Little General”: Johnny Bench
  • “Little Professor”: Dom DiMaggio
  • “Lord”: Jimmy Jordan
  • “The Mahatma”: Branch Rickey
  • “Major”: Ralph Houk and Les Mann
  • “Master Melvin”: Mel Ott
  • “The Mayor”: Sean Casey
  • "Mr. Cub": Ernie Banks
  • "Mr. Marlin": Jeff Conine
  • "Mr. October": Reggie Jackson
  • "Mr. November": Derek Jeter
  • “The Old Professor”: Casey Stengel
  • “Parson”: Parson Nicholson and Billy Sunday
  • “Preacher”: Preacher Roe, Barry Bonnell, Vern Law, and Wally Hebert
  • “Prince Hal”: Hal Newhouser
  • “Professor”: Joe Ostrowski
  • “Red Baron”: Rusty Greer and Rich Sutcliffe
  • "Sheff": Gary Sheffield
  • “Sheriff”: Sheriff Blake, Norm Charlton, Jim Constable, Del Gainer, Dave Harris and more
  • “Sir Hugh”: Hugh Duffy
  • “Sir Richard”: Duff Cooley
  • "Sir Sidney": Sidney Ponson
  • “Sir Timothy”: Tim Keefe
  • “The Sultan Of Swat”: Babe Ruth

Mechanical or Industry Nicknames[]

  • "Bazooka": Eddie Basinski
  • "The Big Train": Walter Johnson Jim Asbell
  • "The Big Wheel": Lance Parrish
  • "Bomber": Maurice Van Robays
  • "Bullet": Bullet Rogan Bob Turley Jack Thoney Frank Miller Bullet Joe Bush
  • "Cadillac": Franklin Stubbs
  • "Cannonball": Ed Crane Ed Morris John Shaffer Bill Stemmeyer Cannonball Titcomb Gus Weyhing
  • "Crane": Frank Reberger
  • "Fireball": Fireball Smith
  • "Gunboat": Harry Gumbert
  • "Gunner": Bill McGunnigle Bobby Reeves Guy Cantrell
  • "Hammer": Hank Aaron, John Milner, Josh Willingham
  • "Hammerin' Hank": Hank Aaron, Hank Greenberg
  • "Iron Duke": Bill Kenworthy
  • "The Iron Horse": Lou Gehrig
  • "Iron Man": Cal Ripken Archie Campbell Joe McGinnity Ray Mueller Wiley Piatt Ray Starr
  • "Jet" or "The Jet": Chet Lemon Sam Jethroe
  • "Little Steam Engine": Pud Galvin
  • "The Mechanic": Tony Fossas, Emilio Antonio (Morejon) Fossas (1988-99)
  • "The Mechanical Man": Charlie Gehringer
  • "Mercedes": Todd Benzinger
  • "Motormouth": Paul Blair
  • "Old Iron Hands": Sleeper Sullivan
  • "Rocket": Roger Clemens
  • "Scrap Iron": Ed Biecher Clint Courtney Phil Garner Eddie Kenna Bob Stinson
  • "Shovel": Shovel Hodge
  • "Spoke": Tris Speaker, Spoke Emery
  • "Stanley Steamer": Bob Stanley
  • "Steam Engine in Boots": Earl Moore
  • "Steamboat": Clem Drisewerd Steamboat Struss Steamboat Williams
  • "Steamer": Steamer Flanagan
  • "Tank": Todd Pratt
  • "Toy Cannon": Jimmy Wynn
  • "Truck": Truck Eagan Truck Hannah, Eddie Kearse

Baseball Team Nicknames[]

Template:Splitsection See also: History of baseball team nicknames

Arizona Diamondbacks[]

  • The D-backs - Short version of "Diamondbacks"
  • The Snakes - Reference to diamondbacks, which are snakes.

Atlanta Braves[]

  • The Bravos - Variation of "Braves"
  • America's Team [7]

Baltimore Orioles[]

  • The O's - Short version of "Orioles". Fans usually loudly shout the "Oh" at the beginning of the seventh line of the National Anthem in unison.
  • The Birds - Reference to orioles, which are birds.

Boston Red Sox[]

  • The Sox - Short version of "Red Sox".
  • The Sawx - In imitation of the Boston accent.
  • The BoSox[8] - Combination of "Boston" and "Sox". Coined by media to distinguish from the Chicago White Sox, or "ChiSox".
  • The Crimson Hose - A variation of "Red Sox".
  • The Olde Towne Team [9]
  • The Red Sux - Used by detractors, mainly Yankee fans
  • The Joke Sox - As with "The Red Sux" above.
  • The Carmines - A type of red pigment, the nickname is used often by former Red Sox player and current White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson.
  • Red Sox Nation - Avid followers.
  • The Nation - Short version of "Red Sox Nation".

Chicago Cubs[]

  • The Cubbies[10] - Familiar version of "Cubs".
  • The Loveable Losers[11] - Reference to team's decades of failure to win the pennant.
  • The Northsiders[12] - To differentiate from the South Side residing White Sox. (Also used: The Northside Nine)
  • The Scrubs or Scrubbies - Used by detractors, mainly White Sox and Cardinals Fans
  • The Flubs - same reason as scrubs
  • The Baby Bears - A variation of Cubs
  • The Boys of Zimmer - Refers to the NL East division-winning 1989 team managed by Don Zimmer.

Chicago White Sox[]

  • The Sox - Short version of White Sox
  • The ChiSox[13] - Combination of "Chicago" and "Sox". Coined by media to distinguish from the Boston Red Sox, or "BoSox".
  • The Southsiders - To differentiate from the North Side residing Cubs.
  • The Pale Hose[14] - Variation of "White Sox".
  • The Hitless Wonders - Refers to the 1906 team that won the AL pennant and World Series despite a .230 team batting average.
  • The Black Sox[15] - Reference to the infamous 1919 team, which fixed the World Series and is popularly known as the "Black Sox".
  • The Go-Go Sox - Refers to the 1959 AL championship team.
  • The South Side Hitmen - Refers to the high-slugging 1977 team.
  • The White Sux - Used by detractors, mainly Cub fans.

Cincinnati Reds[]

  • The Redlegs[16] - Temporary team name to differentiate from Communists during the Red Scare, who were also referred to as "Reds".
  • The Big Red Machine[17] - Reference to the 1970s teams that won six divisional titles and four pennants.

Cleveland Indians[]

  • The Tribe - Tribes are social structures among American Indians.
  • Chief Wahoo's Tribe[18] - Reference to the team's logo, an Indian called "Chief Wahoo".
  • The Wahoos[19] - Same as above.
  • The Jndjans - used to make fun of the way the I's look like J's on their home jerseys

Colorado Rockies[]

  • The Rocks - Short version of "Rockies"
  • The Rox - Imitation of the names of the Red Sox and White Sox.
  • The Blake Street Bombers - Reference to the street Coors Field is on.
  • The Blake Street Bullies - Same as above.

Detroit Tigers[]

  • The Motor City Kitties - Reference to Detroit, the "Motor City", and tigers, which are felines.
  • The Tabbies - Playful feline variation.
  • The Tiggs - Short version of "Tigers".
  • The Bengals - Reference to Bengal Tigers, a species of tiger.
  • The Bless You Boys - Reference to the World Series championship team of 1984 and teams from surrounding years.

Florida Marlins[]

  • The Fish[20] - Reference to marlins, which are fish.
  • The Fins - Reference to the fins of a marlin. Also, nickname of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, who share a facility with the Marlins.
  • The Boys In Teal - Reference to the team's long-time primary color.

Houston Astros[]

  • The 'Stros - Short version of "Astros".
  • The Lastros[21] - Used by detractors.

Kansas City Royals[]

  • The Boys in Blue - Reference to one of the team's colors.
  • The R's - Reference to the old team logo, the most prominent feature of which was a large "R". Also the first letter of the team's name.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[]

  • The Halos - Reference to the halo of an angel.
  • The Wings - Reference to the wings of an angel.
  • The Seraphs - A type of angel.
  • Los Angelitos - Name in Spanish. Reference to the large Hispanic population of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers[]

  • Bleeding Dodger Blue - Avid fans.
  • Dem Bums - From the Brooklyn years. Reference from the team's problems during the era getting a world championship.
  • The Boys of Summer[22] - From the Brooklyn years - Reference to baseball being the only major sport played during the summer. The usage of the first two nicknames have faded with time; "Boys of Summer" is now often used to refer to baseball players in general.
  • The Blue Crew - Reference to one of the team's colors
  • Los Doyers - Name in Spanish. Reference to the large Hispanic population of Los Angeles.
  • The Lords of Flatbush - A nickname of the Dodgers when they were in Brooklyn.
  • The Dogturds - Play on name, used by detractors, especially Giants fans.

Milwaukee Brewers[]

  • The True Blue Brew Crew - A name consisting of a short version of "Brewers" and words that rhyme with it.
  • The Brew Crew[23] - Short version of above.
  • The Crew - Short version of above.
  • The Beermakers[24] - Play on official name.
  • The Brew-Hahs - An ESPN invention (as in "brouhaha").
  • Harvey's Wallbangers - Refers to the AL pennant-winning 1982 team managed by Harvey Kuenn.

Minnesota Twins[]

  • Piranhas - reference to their aggressive "small ball" style of play, coined by rival Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén
  • The Twinkies - Familiar version of "Twins". Also a popular snack cake.

New York Mets[]

  • The Amazin' Mets
  • The Amazin's - Short version of the above.
  • The Metropolitans - Reference to the 19th century New York baseball club. Source of the "Mets" name.
  • The Kings of Queens - Reference to the team's home, the New York City burough of Queens.
  • The Loveable Losers - From the 1960s. Reference to the teams mediocrity in its early years.
  • The Miracle Mets - From 1969, the year when the Mets went from losing club to world champions.
  • The Pondscums - Used by detractors, mainly by Cardinals fans in 1987.
  • The Mutts - Usually used by the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies fans.

New York Yankees[]

  • The Bronx Bombers - Reference to the team's home, the New York City borough of the Bronx, along with their propensity for hitting "bombs" (home runs).
  • The Bombers - Short version of above.
  • The Yanks - Short version of "Yankees".
  • The Pinstripers - Reference to the team's pinstriped uniforms.
  • The New Yorkers - Reference to New York City, and the publication "The New Yorker".
  • Murderers' Row - Reference to the championship Yankee teams of the late 1920s, and the first six hitters in the 1927 lineup in particular.
  • The Damn Yankees - Reference to the play and movie by the same name.
  • The Evil Empire - Used by detractors. Reference to Galactic Empire of Star Wars and the famous indictment of communism by Ronald Reagan. Coined as a term for the Yankees by Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino after the Yankees got rights to deal with José Contreras. The term has been embraced by many Yankees fans.
  • The Bronx Zoo - Used by detractors. Reference to the team and the Bronx's turbulent times in the late 70's, and also the name of a book written by former Yankees pitcher Sparky Lyle about the team's 1978 season. Still used sometimes to describe the organization and stadium. The term has been embraced by many Yankees fans.
  • The Stankees - Used by detractors, particularly Mets and Red Sox fans.
  • The Spank-mes - See "Stankees".
  • The Yank-mes - See "Stankees".
  • The Bankees - Reference to the team's high revenues and payroll.

Oakland Athletics[]

  • The A's[13] - Short version of "Athletics". Emphasized by Charles O. Finley during his ownership of the team during the 60's and 70's.
  • The Swingin' A's - Refers to the early '70s championship teams.
  • The White Elephants - Reference to their mascot, which is a reference to a comment made, calling the team a "white elephant".
  • The Elephants - Short version of above.
  • The Gays - Reference to Bay Area culture/orientation and derogative used by detractors, mainly Giants fans.
  • Assletics - Another derogative name used by rival fans, again, mostly Giants fans.

Philadelphia Phillies[]

  • The Cardiac Kids - A 1950s nickname.
  • The Phils - Short version of "Phillies".
  • The Phightin' Phils - Reference to their hard-nosed style of play.
  • The Phightin's - Short version of above. (Most Phillies fans will add "Ph" instead of an "F" for most anything associated with the Phillies)
  • The Pillies - Reference to an amphetamine scandal in the early 1980s.
  • The Whiz Kids - Name for the 1950 NL Championship team. Reference to their youth.
  • The Wheeze Kids - Name for the 1983 NL Championship team. Reference to their lack of youth.
  • The Broad Street Bellies - Name for the 1993 NL Championship team. Reference to their lack of physical fitness, and the nickname of the NHL's nearby Philadelphia Flyers, the "Broad Street Bullies".

Pittsburgh Pirates[]

  • The Bucs - Short version of "buccaneer", another word for a pirate.
  • The Buccos - Familiar version of the above.
  • The Buccorros- Another version of the Buccos.
  • The Battlin' Bucs - Colorful version of the above.
  • The Family - Name adopted during the 1979 World Series Championship season. Derived from the Sister Sledge song, We Are Family, which had become the team's theme song.

St. Louis Cardinals[]

  • The Cards - Short version of "Cardinals"
  • The Redbirds - Reference to the cardinal, which is a red bird.
  • The Birds - Reference to the cardinal, which is a bird.
  • The Gashouse Gang - Name for the 1934 World Championship team. Reference to their shabby appearance and rough tactics.
  • The Runnin' Redbirds - Name for the 1980s Cardinals. Reference to their speed and small-ball tactics.
  • El Birdos - Nickname given to the 1967 World Series Champion Cardinals team by Orlando Cepeda. Reference to the small Hispanic population of St. Louis, as 'El' would suggest singularity in Spanish and 'Birdos' would mean "Birds."

San Diego Padres[]

  • The Pads - Short version of "Padres". Pronounced "Pods", and also spelled that way.
  • The Friars - Reference to "padre" meaning father in Spanish, as in a priest.
  • The Fathers - Reference to "padre" meaning father in Spanish.
  • The Dads - Same as above.
  • Friar Faithful - spin on Friar.

San Francisco Giants[]

  • The Jints (rhymes with "pints", not "mints") - Short version of "Giants"
  • The G-Men - Reference to nickname for a government agent.
  • Los Gigantes - Spanish for Giants. Used on the team's uniform on Cinco de Mayo of 2007.
  • The Orange and Black - Reference to the team's colors.
  • The Orange Nation - Same as above.
  • The Gnats - Used by detractors, especially Dodgers fans.
  • The Bay Bombers - Geographic nickname, alluding to San Francisco, which is situated by the SF Bay.

Seattle Mariners[]

  • The M's - Reference to the first letter in "Mariners".

Tampa Bay Rays[]

  • The Rays - A popular shortened version of the original "Devil Rays" nickname which became the current nickname (that now suggests "rays" of Florida sunshine as well as the fish).
  • The D-Rays - A shortened version of the team's original nickname, the "Devil Rays". Some media outlets have stated that they will continue to use the now obsolete moniker.[25]
  • The Devil Dogs - Fan-friendly nickname. [26]

Texas Rangers[]

  • The Lone Stars - Reference to Texas's nickname, the "Lone Star State".
  • The Dangers - Reference to the Rangers' batting order, which historically has featured all nine players with above-average batting skills and several legitimate home run hitters.
  • The Lamers - Used by detractors, mainly Astros fans.
  • The Strangers - Used when the team is playing poorly (which is, for long-suffering fans, most years)

Toronto Blue Jays[]

  • The Jays - Short version of "Blue Jays".
  • The Blue Birds - Another name due to their mascot being a Blue Jay.

Washington Nationals[]

  • The Nats[27] - Short version of "Nationals".

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. Gmelch, George, "What's in a Baseball Nickname", NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 2006, pp. 129-132. [1]
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Luke Appling. Baseball Almanac.
  4. "Wade Boggs", imdb.com.
  5. "Lou Brock", Baseball Almanac.
  6. Template:Cite web "The Lunger", or "Pavy"
  7. Template:Cite
  8. Jays shut out BoSox. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  9. "Bye-bye Bambino", 2004-10-07. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  10. "And it's root, root, root for the Cubbies", 2004-07-28. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  11. Chicago Cubs Can Make Wrigley Friendly Again: Scott Soshnick. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  12. Boys of Summer spring forward. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  13. 13.0 13.1 A's Fall To ChiSox On Saturday. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  14. Tuesday Afternoon Fights. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  15. The Black Sox Trial: An Account. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  16. Fried, Richard M., Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective, Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-504361-8
  17. 30 Years Ago: The Big Red Machine Steamrolls the Opposition. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  18. "As Chief Illiniwek goes, what of Wahoo?", 2007-02-13.
  19. History of the Wahoo Club. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
  20. Wood trying to make it with Fish. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  21. 100 Years of Qualitude. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  22. Kahn, Roger The Boys of Summer, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, ISBN 0-06-095634-8
  23. New era dawning for Brew Crew?. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  24. Five Questions: Milwaukee Brewers. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  25. For Better or Worse, the New Uniforms are Now Official. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  26. Andy Sonnanstine Has Big Advantage In Fight For Final Two Spots Of Rotation. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  27. Template:Cite

Unless other sourcing is indicated, all nicknames for individual baseball players cited in this article have been verified by inclusion in one of the following authoritative sources:

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