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Mel Ott

I think I’ve just set a record for the shortest name of any person profiled on the blog. Huzzah! Melvin Thomas Ott (1909-1958) was a major league right fielder. And he was a heck of a right fielder, to say … Continue reading

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Tristram E. Speaker

Howdy folks! I’m back, and you know what that means – more funny baseball names. Tristram E. Speaker (1888-1958) is kind of legit. Although born without a middle name, he adopted the “E.” after Red Sox management insisted he have … Continue reading

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Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr.

Happy Halloween folks! Anybody who dresses up as our inductee today gets triple the candy at my parents’ house than they would if they dressed up as something cliché like a witch, goblin, ghost, grim reaper or eggplant. (Seriously, if … Continue reading

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Denton True Young

Denton True Young (1867-1955). Name ring a bell? I hope not! (If it does, you’re probably a hopeless baseball nerd like myself). How about “Cy” Young? One of the game’s all-time greats, Young compiled an unbelievable 511-316 record (both the … Continue reading

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Nap Time!

Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie (1874-1959) is one of baseball’s all-time greats in many categories, including the much-vaunted best names department. The pronunciation of the name Lajoie is hard to track down with any certainty. I personally have heard “Lazaway” or “Lazshwa” … Continue reading

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