For today’s article I am going to get away from the controversial opinion piece and give you all a little bit of fluff. Baseball is a sport that has some bizarre names to have played the game and when I was a little boy I always dreamed that some day I would play in the bigs and have as cool a name as “Oil Can”. Anyway, here are my picks for my favourite names of all time, in no particular order. Feel free to share your own.
Oil Can Boyd
Cool Papa Bell
Pee Wee Reese
Theodore Roosevelt Lilly
Turkery Stearns – not to be confused with Ducky Medwick
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Pepper “Wild Horse of the Osage” Martin
and my boy…. Rance Mulliniks
You can’t make this stuff up…. even if you tried!