Saturday, 9 June 2007

Diamond Geezers

You may have heard of Coco Crisp, Boof Bonser and Dick Pole - all current stars of baseball, but the annals of the sport throw up some more unlikely names. All of the following are listed in Garland's Baseball Compendium and were apparently the players' real names, not nicknames!

Phil Bagges
James Batter*
Thursday Callahan
Hallelujah Dawson
Daryl Farrell
Igloo Jones Sr
Stevenson Jonsson-Wilson
Heavy Rain
Jeffry K Rottweiler
JD Salinger
Smith Smith
Caribou Strange
Willard S Triangle
Ink Urk

*Batter was in fact a pitcher
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