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Unusual Baseball Names Quiz

Guess the last names of these current and former Major League players.
  • These are not necessarily birth names
  • If multiple answers work, guess the most famous
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Apr 04, 2017
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Name
Coco Crisp
Oil Can Boyd
Catfish Hunter
Honus Wagner
Ugueth Urbina
Babe Ruth
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Chili Davis
Tug McGraw
Trot Nixon
Dizzy Dean
Nomar Garciaparra
Andruw Jones
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Mookie Wilson
Goose Goslin
Goose Gossage
Boof Bonser
Dazzy Vance
Rogers Hornsby
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Aroldis Chapman
Boog Powell
Bartolo Colon
Livan Hernandez
Cap Anson
Magglio Ordonez
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(26)
What fun! Can't wait for it to be updated! I'm unfamiliar with Dazzy Vance.
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May 11, 2012
(58)
Really should give the last name as the clue. The quiz should be to guess the "unusual name". There was also a well known player named Babe Herman although obviously Ruth is more recognizable.
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May 14, 2012
(67)
Agree with this... Babe Herman is what I thought of as well
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Aug 8, 2015
(66)
Huh, I thought of George Herman....Ruth. Probably the most well-known baseball player of all time.
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Oct 31, 2016
If you can't come up with Babe Ruth, the most famous baseball player of all time, you don't deserve to get that question right.
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Apr 3, 2017
(59)
Yeah, really - are we arguing about Babe Ruth? In other news, there's a new, unrelated, Boog Powell in the league.
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Jul 16, 2017
(54)
But if you give the last name, you can't use any last names that are common. The clue for "Andruw Jones" would be "____ Jones," which would have like 100 answers (including "Chipper," which is weird in its own right). Ditto for Chili Davis, Magglio Ordonez, Oil Can Boyd, Aroldis Chapman, Catfish Hunter, Boog Powell, Livan Hernandez, and Honus Wagner. The quiz then becomes "of all the baseball players with this last name, who has the weirdest first name?" which is too subjective. As the quiz is now, you still need to know these players, and the answers are definite.
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Jul 16, 2017
(20)
For some reason, I could not spell Urbina. Really.
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May 15, 2012
(37)
100% with 3:04 left. fun.
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Sep 21, 2012
(40)
Wheres Boof Bonser?
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Apr 15, 2013
(28)
Exactly! Chief Bender would've been nice, too.
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Sep 13, 2013
(45)
Rabbit Maranville, Goose Goslin, Goose Gossage.... Baseball's rife with them. Great quiz!
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Feb 23, 2014
(52)
Thank you! I was upset over poor Rabbit.
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Jul 27, 2014
Added Boof and the Geese.
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Apr 3, 2017
(71)
Boof and the Geese...sounds like a terrible cover band.
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Apr 3, 2017
(70)
The closest thing I could find was a YouTube channel called Boof and the Goose. The entire channel is three videos about a Maltese dog just chilling and they're all shorter than 30 seconds.
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Jul 16, 2017
(34)
Mookie Wilson needs to be there for sure!
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Apr 9, 2014
(72)
I second this request!
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May 8, 2014
Done!
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Apr 3, 2017
(72)
So funny seeing this comment from 3 years ago. QM adds it, and I take the quiz again today and keep trying Mookie Blaylock and wondering why it doesn't work! (He was an NBA player, for the record.) At least I eventually figured it out. :-)
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Apr 3, 2017
(71)
Haha...so did I.
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Apr 3, 2017
(79)
if you've got Mookie Wilson, you have to accept Mookie Betts as a type-in at least--he's one of the best players in the game right now.
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Apr 3, 2017
I did the right thing, and now Betts will work as well.
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Apr 4, 2017
(79)
Thank you, Betts is one of my favorite players, and was coincidentally named after Mookie Wilson of the mid-80's Mets.
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Apr 4, 2017
(59)
I believe Quizmaster just slid in a Spike Lee reference.
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Jul 16, 2017
(63)
It's Honus Waggoner, not Wagner
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Dec 19, 2014
(64)
That's just not true.
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Dec 23, 2014
(60)
Honus Wagner...Porter Waggoner.
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Feb 27, 2017
(52)
There was also a Cap Peterson, late 1960's, Washington Senators.
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Jan 7, 2015
(59)
Cap Peterson: 269 career hits. Cap Anson: 3,435. Let's try to use some common sense.
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Jul 16, 2017
(72)
Dizzy Trout was a major-league pitcher not long after Dean.
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Aug 18, 2015
Trout will work for that one now.
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Apr 3, 2017
(54)
Fun home run quiz here: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/different-names-for-a-home-run
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Jun 1, 2016
(5)
Didn't know Tug McGraw, but I knew Tug Hulett http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hulettu01.shtml
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Dec 22, 2016
(60)
Father of Tim McGraw.
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Feb 27, 2017
(66)
Nap Lajoie
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Feb 1, 2017
(60)
Lajoie is who I was trying to fit with Cap.
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Feb 27, 2017
(33)
There is a Coco Laboy too
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Feb 14, 2017
(37)
Let's not forget Kiki Cuyler, Moose Haas, Bombo Rivera and Sixto Lezcano!
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Mar 16, 2017
(16)
Great quiz. How about Rougned Odor? Pie Traynor?
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Apr 4, 2017
(47)
Mudcat Grant would be a good addition
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Jul 16, 2017
(70)
1/24. Sounds about right.
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Jul 16, 2017
(65)
Plenty of good nicknames for a sequel.
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Jul 16, 2017
(25)
What, no Tris Speaker?
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Jul 18, 2017
(36)
What about Scooter Gennett?
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Jul 18, 2017
(23)
i was thinking nomar mazara...
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Jul 26, 2017
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