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First Names as Last Names - Baseball

We have a list of 22 players whose last names are common first names. Guess who they are.
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Last updated: September 12, 2015
First submittedJune 2, 2014
Times taken4,440
Rating4.33
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Use These First Names
Aaron
Eddie
Johnny
Morgan
Babe
Frank
Jones
Murray
Billy
Fred
Kent
Nolan
Brett
Gaylord
Kevin
Perry
Brock
George
Lee
Ruth
Chipper
Grace
Lou
Ryan
Cliff
Hank
Lynn
Ryan
Damon
Howard
Mark
Scott
Dave
Jeff
Martin
Stewart
Dean
Joe
Mike
Thomas
Dizzy
John
Mitchell
Tommy
To Make These Full Names
Babe Ruth
Jeff Kent
Hank Aaron
Cliff Lee
Lou Brock
Billy Martin
Nolan Ryan
Kevin Mitchell
Eddie Murray
Mike Scott
Johnny Damon
Frank Thomas
Tommy John
Dave Stewart
George Brett
Dizzy Dean
Mark Grace
Joe Morgan
Ryan Howard
Gaylord Perry
Chipper Jones
Fred Lynn
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level 73
Jun 4, 2014
Both Eddie Murray and Dave Stewart work with only the last name instead of having to type the full name like the instructions say.
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level ∞
Jun 5, 2014
Fixed
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level 66
Jun 4, 2014
Fun quiz.
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level 72
Jun 4, 2014
Was a little perplexed at what to do. Then when I thought I understood, I guessed Frank Howard. Then I was really confused. Eventually figured it out, though.
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level 76
Jun 11, 2014
Is it just me or is Jones not a first name?
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level 77
Jun 24, 2014
It's a stretch for sure
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level 70
Jun 29, 2014
Agreed.
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level 80
Jun 30, 2014
Yeah, easy one to get due to "Chipper", but I went "huh?" on the Jones part.
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level 63
Jun 30, 2014
Never heard it as a first name.
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level 47
Sep 20, 2017
I have a grandson named Jones. It's not real common as a first name, but it gets used.
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level 83
Aug 5, 2014
Yep, I came here to say the same thing. Jones is not a "common" first name, by any stretch.
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level 21
Jun 29, 2014
Did anybody else originally put Mike Thomas (from Backyard Baseball) instead of Frank Thomas?
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level 68
Jun 30, 2014
You are the worst kind of person. Do not disrespect the Big Hurt
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level 73
May 7, 2019
I put Dave Thomas from Wendy's.
Or from the Mackenzie Brothers depending on your preference for tasteless burgers or some nice back bacon, hey hoser?
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level 73
Jun 29, 2014
One of my favorite ballplayers growing up was Frank Howard of the Washington Senators. It didn't work here.
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level 40
Jun 29, 2014
I agree, but Frank Thomas and Ryan Howard would make Frank Howard tough to add to the quiz.
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level 50
Jun 29, 2014
Since when is Jones a first name?
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level 67
Jun 30, 2014
In terms of best pitching lineup with 4 first names, you have to give it to the 80s Astros with Nolan Ryan and Mike Scott.
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level 76
Jul 3, 2014
Quizmaster, if you are not going to listen to all the comments about how Jones is not a first name, then could you at least explain to us what makes you believe it is one??
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level 43
Aug 24, 2014
I know three people named Jones in the small area I live in. Just because you may not have heard it, doesn't mean it isn't one.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2015
This quiz is taken about 1 time per day. I'll get around to fixing it eventually.
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level 73
May 7, 2019
It's what Hugh Grant's character called his girlfriend, Bridget Jones.
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level 61
Jul 30, 2019
people were askingif it was or wasnt a first name. or saying that they havent heard about it. Noone came with any proof to say that it ACTUALLY isnt. Moreover, someone came with proof that common or not, atleast it excist.

The quizmaster does not need to explain all the answers if something is a correct answer it is. It is not up to him to give proof for every answer. Only if someone comes with proof to the contrary you could say hey he should come up with evidence. But he isnt even obligated to do that. There are no laws against errors in a quiz, but yea in that case it isnt too weird to expect counter evidence.

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level 61
Jul 30, 2019
Plus a quick googlesearch gives you plenty of stuff yourself... Plenty of babysites where the name is covered
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level 55
Jul 10, 2014
Got them all after I figured out what I was doing. Made for a close call. I also kept entering Scott Mitchell until I remembered he was a Detroit Lion not a baseball player.
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level 51
Nov 28, 2016
Great quiz. Finished with 2:33 to spare.
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level 69
Jun 16, 2017
So nice to take a baseball quiz that includes Ruth and Aaron and so many other icons of the game without having to type the names of those losers who juiced their brains out to artificially insert themselves into the record book. Thankfully, the only way they'll get into the Hall of Fame is by buying a ticket.
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level 61
Nov 30, 2017
Well, dang. I didn't get the premise until it was too late. To match one name on the list with another, rather than just come up with the whole name based on a name in the list.
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level 64
Jan 10, 2018
There really should be clearer instructions to this quiz. Eventually caught on but figuring out what to do should not be part of the quiz.
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level 79
Mar 21, 2019
To bring a little data to the Jones debate, according to the Social Security Administration, Jones was one of the 1000 most popular boy names in the U.S. from 1900 until the mid-1920's, after which it saw a decline in popularity from which it has (so far) not recovered.