Check Out the 10 Coolest Baseball Nicknames


Major League Baseball has always had some the best nicknames in professional sports. Here are a few of baseball’s best:

  • Babe, The Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Colossus of Clout (George Herman Ruth): Due to his mammoth talent — and stature — this baseball legend earned many nicknames.
  • The Big Hurt (Frank Thomas): Because he put a beating on MLB pitching.
  • The Sandman (Mariano Rivera): The longtime Yankees reliever was famous for putting batters to bed.
  • The Big Unit (Randy Johnson): Standing nearly 7 feet tall, he was one of the tallest pitchers in MLB history.
  • Mr. October (Reggie Jackson): Because when it counted — during the World Series in October — no one played better.
  • The Splendid Splinter and The Kid (Ted Williams): This slugger was as skinny as a stick and youthful in spirit.
  • Hammerin’ Hank (Hank Aaron): He was one of the most powerful hitters in the history of baseball.
  • The Ryan Express (Nolan Ryan): Any batter who faced off against this fastball-pitching ace understood the full meaning of the name.
  • Scrabble (Marc Rzepczynski): Few words would earn more points in the famous board game than this Oakland Athletics pitcher’s last name.
  • Eyechart (Doug Gwosdz): His last name reminded people of a doctor’s eye chart.

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