A bit late on reposting this one, but this was my second ever post for the blog, and is still one of my favorites. Ossee Schreckengost has been referenced in 8 other posts since then.
Ossee Freeman Schreckengost (1879-1914) was a former Major League Baseball catcher and first baseman who enjoyed a long career as a member of seven different major league teams. He is also a significant part of why this blog came into existence.
Some history: our funny names list began in the summer of 2006 when my brother Rob mentioned some ridiculous baseball player names – Coco Crisp, “Piano Legs” Hickman, and Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell among them – and I decided it would be fun to compile a list of humorously named baseball players.
I began searching baseball-reference.com for every funny name I could find, then looked for U.S. Senators with funny names, and then created a Google Doc and invited Rob and my friend Arto to contribute. Five years and 1500 names later, Arto decided to create this blog.
I bring this up for two reasons:
1. Without funny baseball names, this blog…
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