Can You Guess the MLB Star From His Nickname?

By: Annette

Can You Guess the MLB Star From His Nickname?
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About This Quiz

Sports heroes have some pretty memorable nicknames. In this quiz, we're going to explore some the most creative and famous! Perhaps it all started with the Babe.
The Penguin
Ron Cey
The Penguin was the nickname given to baseball hero Ron Cey. He hit 316 homers in his career and is one of the most underrated players in the sport.
Harrison Montgomery
Lou Gehrig

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Scrabble
Pete Rose
Mark Rzepczynski
Did you know that Mark Rzepczynski's name is worth 30 points on the Scrabble board? Keep in mind, there's only one Z in Scrabble, so the second one would have to be replaced with a blank tile. Oh, and proper names aren't allowed.
Hal Smith

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The Big Hurt
Frank Thomas
It is said that Chicago's spirited announcer Hawk Harrelson came up with this one. Frank Thomas, however, needs no introduction.
Jose Sanchez
Tony Roberts

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The Big Unit
Harold Crawford
Randy Johnson
The Big Unit is a pretty fitting description of the mastery of Randy Johnson. It takes a great man to earn the title "The Big" anything.
James Crenshaw

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Kung Fu Panda
Hiro Izataki
Marc Dubliner
Pablo Sandoval
Who can forget the nickname Kung Fu Panda? Pablo Sandoval did some heavy hitting for the Giants come World Series time.

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The Say Hey Kid
Willie Mays
Perhaps one of the most memorable nicknames in baseball history, Willie Mays is known as the Say Hey Kid. It came from May's habit of saying "hey"!
Babe Ruth
Bo Foxworth

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The Splendid Splinter
Josh Calloway
Roy Baker
Ted Williams
Ted Williams was known as the Splendid Splinter. The nickname doesn't quite take into account his difficult personality.

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Sandman
Horatio Sanz
Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera goes down in history as the Sandman. That being said, most people just called Mariano Mo.
Pablo Escobar

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Corey's Brother
Kyle Seager
He wore it on the back of his jersey for Player's Weekend, and it's never been forgotten since. The All-Star​ just happens to be the brother of Corey Seager.
Hans Regger
Marco Santos

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Mr. October
Frank Costello
Ernest George
Reggie Jackson
Mr. October had a personality as big as his slugging career. He hit .755 with 10 home runs in five World Series.

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The Wizard
Joel Grey
Frank White
Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith was called The Wizard, thanks to his magical plays. That being said, Ozzie Newsome was also called The Wizard of Oz.

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Shoeless ______.
Hank Webber
Joe Jackson
Shoeless Joe Jackson is as synonymous with baseball greatness as he is with the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Always take off cleats that give you blisters.
Lyle North

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Charlie Hustle
Royce Meyers
Stan Greenberg
Pete Rose
Did you remember that Pete Rose was Charlie Hustle? it was meant to be an insult from Mickey Mantle who said, "Oh, look at Charlie Hustle over there running around."

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Yogi Berra
Frank Berry
Hank Aaron
Lawrence Berra
Lawrence Berra got one of the most famous nicknames in baseball history. Yogi Berra is the name that he went down in history for.

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Hammerin' Hank
Hank Steel
Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron was known as Hammerin' Hank during his career. He played for the Atlanta Braves from 1954 to 1974.
Hank George

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Mr. Cub
Mordecai Brown
Henry Blanco
Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks is one of the most famous players for the Chicago Cubs. He went down in history as being Mr. Cub.

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Sparky
George Anderson
Following a brief stint as a player, George Anderson was the manager for the Cincinnati Reds, and he was known as Sparky Anderson. He managed the team from 1970-1978.
Simon Prospect
Sean Casey

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The Toddfather
Todd Smith
Todd Helton
Todd Lynn Helton was known as the Toddfather. He played for the Colorado Rockies until 2013.
Harry Todd

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Skeeter
Mark Crawford
Joel Lieberman
William Henry Barnes
Skeeter Barnes is famous as an infielder and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. He played from 1983 till 1994.

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The Georgia Peach
Ty Cobb
Ty Cobb was famous for being The Georgia Peach. He played for the Detroit Tigers from 1905 till 1926.
Mark Fidrych
Jose Iglesias

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Bagpipes
Baxtor Green
Lance Berkman
Jeff Bagwell
Jeff Bagwell is remembered as Bags, or Bagpipes. He spent his entire baseball career with the Houston Astros.

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Rocket
Harry Winston
Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens of the New York Yankees was simply known as Rocket. He is a retired pitcher that played for four different MLB teams.
Erik Setton

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The Yankee Clipper
Joe DiMaggio
Not only was Joe DiMaggio known as the Yankee Clipper, he was also known as Joltin' Joe. DiMaggio​ is one of the most famous players in Yankees history.
Hank Levy
Hal Jones

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The Iron Horse
Bill Dickey
Frankie Crosetti
Lou Gehrig
Speaking of famous Yankees, Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse. He was a contemporary of Babe Ruth.

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Captain Clutch
Hideki Matsui
Don Crawford
Derek Jeter
Everyone knowns that Derek Jeter is the Captain. He's also called Mr. November, and Captain Clutch.

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The Mick
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle was quite simply known as The Mick. He's considered one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.
David Mick

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The Sultan of Swat
Roy White
Mariano Rivera
Babe Ruth
Some simply called him The Babe, while others called him the Sultan of Swat. Whatever you call him, no one can compare to this Yankee.

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The Chemist
Jose Canseco
People refer to Jose Canseco Jr. as The Chemist, while others call him Parkway Jose. He's one of the most famous players in Oakland Athletics history.
Eric Chavez
Dennis Ackerman

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Big Red
Johnny Lee Odom
Mark McGwire
Some call Mark McGwire Big Red, while others call him Big Mac. Mark played for the Athletics and the Cardinals, from 1986 to 2001.
Stan Calloway

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The Human Rain Delay
Mike Hargrove
This funny nickname comes from the fact that it takes Hargrove so long to make adjustments between pitches. We all have those days where we act like a human rain delay.
Stan Whitney​
James Royce

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The Secretary of Defense
Garry Maddox
Garry Maddox is known as the Secretary of Defense. Harry Kalas said it best when he stated that, "Two thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the other third is covered by Garry Maddox.”
Chris Christianson
Dennis Kohn

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Turkey Stearnes
Rick Stearnes
John Stearnes
Norman Stearnes
Norman Stearnes got the name of Turkey Stearnes. Known as one of the greatest hitters in the Negro Leagues, Norman got the name Turkey because of how his arms flailed when he ran.

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Thor
Derek Jeter
Noah Syndergaard
Noah Syndergaard got the nickname of Thor because he does seem to be able to control lightening. #34 can definitely lift the hammer of Thor.
Jose Canseco

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Chicken Man
Jim Bottomley
Wade Boggs
Wade Bogs was commonly known as the Chicken Man. He played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, from 1982 to 1999.
Lou Brock

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Puck
Puck Harrison
Walter Puckerman
Kirby Puckett
Perhaps one of the most memorable names and players in professional baseball, Kirby Puckett got the nickname Puck. He played for the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995.

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