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Baseball Player Nicknames Quiz #1

Guess the players who were given these famous nicknames.
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First submittedJuly 8, 2012
Last updatedOctober 24, 2017
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Nickname
Player
The Bambino
Babe Ruth
The Georgia Peach
Ty Cobb
Big Papi
David Ortiz
Mr. October
Reggie Jackson
Mr. November
Derek Jeter
The Say Hey Kid
Willie Mays
The Splendid Splinter
Ted Williams
The Man of Steal
Rickey Henderson
The Big Unit
Randy Johnson
Godzilla
Hideki Matsui
Nickname
Player
The Big Hurt
Frank Thomas
Crime Dog
Fred McGriff
The Rocket
Roger Clemens
Charlie Hustle
Pete Rose
Nails
Lenny Dykstra
Three Finger
Mordecai Brown
Joltin' Joe
Joe DiMaggio
El Duque
Orlando Hernandez
The Bird
Mark Fidrych
Catfish
Jim Hunter
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level 39
Jul 17, 2012
what about the train or the man or dizzy?
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level 71
Apr 6, 2013
Strictly speaking "the Big Train." And how about "Big Six," "Death to Flying Things" (you can look it up, as Casey Stengel used to say), "the Old Perfessor," "Ducky," "Big Poison," "Rapid Robert," "Old Pete" and so forth?
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level 72
May 15, 2014
What about Ducky Wucky!
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level 57
Aug 29, 2019
OJ Simpson should be on the list
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level 51
Aug 4, 2013
100% fun quiz
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level 60
Sep 1, 2014
What about the human eyeball?
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
Peter Falk?
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level 44
Sep 30, 2014
The Machine! Big Mac! El Hombre! Dr.K!
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level 83
Oct 3, 2014
Grown men swatting at little balls while the rest of the world pays money to applaud? Yeah, I got 2.
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level 76
Jan 19, 2015
I think you're confusing this with the golf quiz...or is it cricket?
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level 83
Feb 25, 2015
Well, to be fair, the original quote doesn't discriminate, but is directed to professional sports in general.
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level 71
Apr 2, 2015
Right, but grown men and adults in general watching a little boy fly around on a broomstick is perfectly normal.
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level 70
Sep 25, 2015
You must be a hoot at parties
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
So you've never paid to observe someone else do something? That would rule out opera, ballet, movies, cable TV, concerts, records/CDs, etc. Anything can be boiled down to an over-simplified, condescending quip that portrays the given activity as pointless and ridiculous. Fact is, people enjoy seeing/hearing other people do talented things that they themselves could only dream of ever doing. Sports can demonstrate some of the most noble and inspirational aspects of the human spirit.

Then again, some people just prefer to stay home and kick puppies.
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level 78
Oct 24, 2017
Wow, you're just too cool for the room, aren't you, plattitude?
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
well do other quizzes and leave thoseof us who like baseball alone. go be a nerd about something else
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level 79
Apr 2, 2015
So many great nicknames left off this list, but fun regardless.
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level 77
Apr 2, 2015
I thought the crime dog was McGruff. I'm terrible at sports quizzes...
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level 70
Sep 25, 2015
McGruff was the REAL crime dog. During Saturday morning cartoons in the 80s, kids were instructed to "Take a Bite out of Crime" with McGruff, the Crime Dog. That's where Fred McGriff got his nickname from.
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level 51
Jul 29, 2015
*Rickey
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level 79
Jan 31, 2017
Rickey Henderson would not like you calling him Rickie Henderson.
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level 43
May 9, 2016
how come no one knows that DiMaggio was also known as "The Yankee Clipper"?
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level 61
Feb 9, 2017
YOU know.
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level 47
Oct 24, 2017
How about the all time greatest nickname "The Human Rain Delay" Toby Harrah
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level 78
Oct 24, 2017
That was Mike Hargrove.
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level 48
Oct 24, 2017
It's RICKEY, not RICKIE. For today, he is the greatest of all time.
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
Fixed!
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level 37
Oct 24, 2017
The Wild Thing (Mitch Williams) blowing the World Series for the Phillies In 1993.
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level 66
Oct 24, 2017
Kudos for putting the Bird on this list. Still one of my all-time favorite players! First game I ever attended was his Monday Night Baseball masterpiece against the Yankees.
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level 10
Feb 18, 2018
Where’s the “Flyin’ Hawaiian?”
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level 49
Aug 15, 2019
chicken man boggs?