50's Baseball Nicknames


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Re: 50's Baseball Nicknames

Postby KDFINE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:03 am

Dropo's nickname was also Moose. Once after 1950 he hit 29 home runs, ad he had 97 and 96 RBI's in '52 & '53. But yes, he wa one of the great drop offs in baseball. Ray "Jabbo" Jablonski was another with 112 and 104 RBI's his first 2 seasons, and never more than 66 after that in 8 years. It makes you wonder if injuries were the cause. You hear of injuries when it was pitchers who started off great and then faded, like Karl Spooner, Von McDaniel, and Mark Fydrich.
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Re: 50's Baseball Nicknames

Postby KDFINE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:19 am

I don't think anyone has guessed Spaceman yet. Since he's not from the 50s I'm not constrained by being in my 60s. It was pitcher Bill Lee.

Mention by others of the Big Cat reminded me of the Big Bear. A fabulous 20 game winner who was considered to be the 3rd or 4th best on his club's staff.

No one has got Dr. Strangeglove. No, it wasn't Marvelous Marv Throneberry.
No one has got The Walking Man. He played 3rd base for 18 years in the American league, 14 years of which were with the Senators.
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Re: 50's Baseball Nicknames

Postby cullman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:39 am

Big Bear must be Mike Garcia who pitched on the great Cleveland Indians staffs of the late 40s. I thought dj got Dr. Strangeglove who is Dick Stuart of the Pirates in the 1960s. Eddie Yost is the Walking Man. The other Spaceman?
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Re: 50's Baseball Nicknames

Postby KDFINE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:20 am

Cullman - Right on Big Bear. I must have missed Dr. Jay getting Dick Stuart. You are correct with Eddie Yost.
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Re: 50's Baseball Nicknames

Postby KDFINE » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:31 am

While reading today's newspaper over the morning breakfast I saw that the "Walking Man", Eddie Yost, has passed away.
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