What’s Your MLB Nickname?

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Daniel Yetman

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Baseball has a long history of creative nicknames. Nicknames are how great players turn into legends. Have you heard of Shoeless Joe Jackson? Almost a hundred years after he played in the league, his name is still widely recognized by baseball aficionados. Can you name all of these players from their nicknames: The Bambino, The Splendid Splinter, The Iron Horse and Charlie Hustle? They're Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig and Pete Rose respectfully. 

You can't give yourself a nickname. That would be against the unwritten rule of baseball nicknames that every player innately seems to know. A nickname has to be given to you by your teammates out of respect. You know you're officially one of the guys/girls when it seems like your teammates may have forgotten your real last name.

What type of nickname do you think would fit you? Are you known for your hustle like Pete Rose or your power and consistency like Hammerin' Hank? Do you have a particularly embarrassing incident that would net you a name like Rusty, Oil Can or Grandma? Perhaps you're deserving of one of the many silly nicknames that have been given to players over the years like Pantalones, Goober or Pretzel. We may not be your teammates, but we'll still gladly give you a nickname. Get started now to find out what name is best suited to you!

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