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One of our favorite pastimes at is coming up with funny nicknames for baseball players. Don't ask us why, we just do it. Here is a collection of such names we've come up with over the years:

Derek Bell = "Operation Shutdown"

Chris Bosio = "Boss Bosio"

Ernie Camacho = "Randy Savage"

Rico Carty = "Rico Carto"

Fred Clarke = "Fred Clarkie"

Darren Daulton = "Surprise"

Andre Dawson = "Awesome Andre Dawson"

Joe DiMaggio = Joe "F-ing" DiMaggio

Del Ennis = "The Funky Homosapien"

Jimmie Foxx = "Fox + an X"

Gary Gaetti = "The Gae" or "Gary Gaettiotit"

Joe Girardi = "Chogi"

Jerry Don Gleaton = "Homer Simpson"

Jim Gott = "Dollar Short"

Wayne Granger = "Radiophonic"

Scarborough Green = "Skagra"

Harry Hooper = "Hooch"

Mark Johnson = "ML"

Chad Kreuter = "Kreut the Yout"

Johnnie LeMaster = "Disaster"

Freddie Lindstrom = "Legend of Forbes"

Derrick May = "Yam Man"

Jim Northrup = "Shift for the Better"

Jim Palmer = "Money Store"

Billy Pierce = "Five Piercester"

Brad Radke = "Young Aches and Pains"

Jeff D. Robinson = "Non-M"

Aurelio Rodriguez = "The Real A-Rod"

Babe Ruth = "Roger McGwire" or "Sam Twain"

Mike Stanley = "Rockiní All-Night Long"

Smokey Joe Wood = "Smojo"

Richie Zisk = "Pitch to Zisk at your own Risk"



Questions about the origins of these nicknames? Email us.
See also our
Contemporary Player Nicknames and our Ballpark Food Nicknames.

Questions about the origins of these nicknames? Email us.
See also our
Historical Nicknames and our Ballpark Food Nicknames.

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