December 16th, 2012
hermitologist

19 Baseball Names You Haven’t Paid Enough Attention To

Hello my name is Luke Astuta. Pardon me while I Met.

Names. Everybody has one. Some people have two, some three, some four. Dikembe Mutombo has seven of them. That’s a lot.

Baseball players also have names. Here are 19 of them.

There Are 12 Players Whose Names Are Frequently Misspelled

  1. Luke Astuta
  2. Jaypee Aaron Cibia
  3. Al C. DeSescobar
  4. Travis Nighter
  5. Druice Hutton
  6. G.N. Carlostanton
  7. Jonas S. Peddes
  8. Medicine Bun-Gardener
  9. Chris I. Anetta
  10. Al “Birdo” Kaiaspo 
  11. Gene Sgurra
  12. Guy “Air” Momota (French-Canadian)
  13. Brett C. Sill
  14. Jay Ayhapp

There Are Three Irish Players

  1. Sergei O’Romo
  2. Bart O’ Lowcologne
  3. Ernest O’ Frieri

There Are Three Sets of Fraternal Twins

  1. U & L Escobar
  2. The Rex Brothers
  3. Robert and Dino
There Is One Guy With Schizophrenia
  1. Greg or Blanco

This list is a work in progress, and we’d ask that you add to it in the comments.

April 25th, 2012
hermitologist

What’s In A Name?

An addendum to Sam Miller’s excellent list of “The 15 Greatest Baseball Names Of No Time” at Baseball Prospectus yesterday.

  • Merson Storktangle
  • Wimp Pudding
  • Birdario Ventriloquista
  • Rectalismo Deadeaux
  • Nemo Feliquez
  • Quelving Sandloblan
  • Lose (pronounced lo-ZAY) Delicacio
  • Donnie Schpiltz
  • Rune Crammler
  • Terricksaw Handspray III
  • Don Toast
  • Mueller Anklemouse
  • Wheatus Loinhandler
  • Uterian Feliz
  • Lark Sweatner
  • Nimby Glassmüssen
  • JerMackstons Bonifacianfroccolindor