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Carolina Kenny
07-01-2009, 11:10 AM
With the mini-controversy on Beckham's nickname of "Bacon" what do you think some of the great Sox nicknames have been?

Obvious choices include:

Big Hurt-Frank Thomas
Little Hurt-Grebeck
Blackjack-Jack McDowell
One Dog-Lance Johnson
Little Looie-Luie Aparicio
Smokehouse-Smokey Burgess
Beltin Bill-Bill Melton
Kitty Kat-Ron Kittle
The Bull-Greg Luzinski
Jungle Jim-Jim Rivera
Juan Disgusto-Juan Agosto
The Deacon-Warren Newsome

spawn
07-01-2009, 11:11 AM
El Caballo- Carlos Lee.

MeteorsSox4367
07-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Lee "Bee Bee" Richard

Walt "No Neck" Williams

TDog
07-01-2009, 11:14 AM
How about "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Eddie "Cocky" Collins.

waldo_the_wolf
07-01-2009, 11:20 AM
"The Pope" Donn Pall. I wonder why Hawk doesn't seem to give the players nicknames anymore? In the early 90s it seemed like he had a funny nickname for every player.

DonnieDarko
07-01-2009, 11:21 AM
...wow. No Gordon "Bacon" Beckham?

I'm disappointed, WSI. :|

beasly213
07-01-2009, 11:26 AM
"Bad" Bobby Jenks

The Milkman - Herbert Perry



Oh Do Tell - Dotel

Cuck the Fubs
07-01-2009, 11:30 AM
Julio " The Juice " Cruz

spawn
07-01-2009, 11:39 AM
...wow. No Gordon "Bacon" Beckham?


I'm disappointed, WSI. :|

Um...read the initial post in this thread...the ENTIRE post.

DonnieDarko
07-01-2009, 11:42 AM
Um...read the initial post in this thread...the ENTIRE post.

...****.

Welp, I'm blind. Need some glasses. :cool:

akingamongstmen
07-01-2009, 11:51 AM
Dan "The Hammer" Pasqua

RedHeadPaleHoser
07-01-2009, 11:57 AM
Greg "The Bull" Luzinski
Tim "Rock" Raines
Lance "One Dog" Johnson
Herm "Dr. Pain" Schneider
Roger "The Sodfather" Bossard

Don't Ask Dotel

Johnny Mostil
07-01-2009, 11:59 AM
There are some great ones posted in the URLs at http://whitesoxinteractive.com/Fun&Games/RiddlerIndex.htm . . .

Johnny Mostil
07-01-2009, 12:01 PM
With the mini-controversy on Beckham's nickname of "Bacon" what do you think some of the great Sox nicknames have been?

Obvious choices include:

Big Hurt-Frank Thomas
Little Hurt-Grebeck
Blackjack-Jack McDowell
One Dog-Lance Johnson
Little Looie-Luie Aparicio
Smokehouse-Smokey Burgess
Beltin Bill-Bill Melton
Kitty Kat-Ron Kittle
The Bull-Greg Luzinski
Jungle Jim-Jim Rivera
Juan Disgusto-Juan Agosto
The Deacon-Warren Newsome

I thought Smokey was Ernest Burgess's nickname:cool:.

The Immigrant
07-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Wheels - Paul Konerko

PaleHoser
07-01-2009, 12:13 PM
Johnny "The Jet" Jeter
Salami Burrito - Salome Barojas
"The Commander" - Carlton Fisk
Marc "Booter" Hill
Ken "Bandit" Berry
"Officer" Ron Karkovice
Jerry "The Dibber" Dybzinski
Britt "Hoss" Burns
"Old Aches & Pains" - Luke Appling

asindc
07-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson has already been mentioned, I will add this one (surprised none of the older-timers have suggested this one yet):

Walt "No Neck" Williams

doublem23
07-01-2009, 12:29 PM
Since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson has already been mentioned, I will add this one (surprised none of the older-timers have suggested this one yet):

Walt "No Neck" Williams

You might want to reread post #3. :wink:

wilburaga
07-01-2009, 12:29 PM
Ed 'Creeper' Stroud

And my private favorite for one of the biggest dogs to wear our uniform...

Steve 'Alpo' Sax

W

Ron Karkovice
07-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson has already been mentioned, I will add this one (surprised none of the older-timers have suggested this one yet):

Walt "No Neck" Williams

It has been mentioned. :angry:

doublem23
07-01-2009, 12:30 PM
I was always fond of Bob "Gascan" Howry

asindc
07-01-2009, 12:31 PM
You might want to reread post #3. :wink:

MeteorsSox4367, my apologies.

Frater Perdurabo
07-01-2009, 12:35 PM
I was always fond of Bob "Gascan" Howry

If Howry was "Gascan," what was Koch?

Did "Oil Can" Boyd ever actually pitch in a real, regular season game for the Sox?

Sox
07-01-2009, 12:38 PM
Wikipedia has a list of them but one that stood out and was a fav of my grandpa along with Louis Aparicio and Nellie Fox was Minnie Minoso-aka minnie or the Cuban Comet.

Zisk77
07-01-2009, 12:42 PM
"the" carlos Quentin
The cuban missle
"kid K - alex fernandez
joe "do it all" hall
"the polish prince" richie zisk

Tragg
07-01-2009, 12:54 PM
The Deacon - Warren Newson

Paulwny
07-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Harry "Suitcase" Simpson

tacosalbarojas
07-01-2009, 01:09 PM
Spanky Squires.

Spanky LaValliere.

In that order.

ode to veeck
07-01-2009, 01:16 PM
...wow. No Gordon "Bacon" Beckham?


I'm disappointed, WSI. :|


not even in contention

how about slowswing, our '00 CF?

ode to veeck
07-01-2009, 01:18 PM
"The Commander" - Carlton Fisk


?? on the commander for the original "Pudge", Carlton Fisk

ode to veeck
07-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Obvious choices include:

Kitty Kat-Ron Kittle


"Kitty Kat" never heard it (for good reason)

ode to veeck
07-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Cuban Comet and El Caballo were two of my favs and the players too

JimmyJames
07-01-2009, 01:36 PM
In our little spot in the CF bleachers, Herbert Perry was always "Sherbert" Perry and El Caballo always followed by "Spanish for.... the Caballo!" in Chris Farely form.

After Mags got his hair cut really short in spring training, I thought I heard some teammates calling him "El Niņo."

No love for Ray-Ray Durham? Sweaty Freddie Garcia? El Duque?

That's my 2 cents.

LITTLE NELL
07-01-2009, 02:40 PM
Little Nell goes with what else; Little Nell AKA The Mighty Mite.

LITTLE NELL
07-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Wikipedia has a list of them but one that stood out and was a fav of my grandpa along with Louis Aparicio and Nellie Fox was Minnie Minoso-aka minnie or the Cuban Comet.
It was Luis Aparicio, pronounced Loo-ese.

chisoxfanatic
07-01-2009, 03:40 PM
I loved El Caballo. But, I'm hoping Bacon catches on like the plague.

cnw8052
07-01-2009, 03:49 PM
"Psycho" Steve Lyons

Railsplitter
07-01-2009, 04:06 PM
"The Vulture," Barry Jones, who in 1990 seemed to have the Sox rally for a lead whenever he came in with them trailing or tied.

Today is the anniversary of one of his more unusual wins: Andy Hawkin's no-hit loss.

soxnut1018
07-01-2009, 04:23 PM
Mr. Incredible - Jim Thome

Dick Allen
07-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Sox and Tigers OF from the 60's, Charlie "Paw Paw" Maxwell, hometown was Paw Paw, Michigan.

JGarlandrules20
07-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Peapod - Willie Harris! :D:

Thatguyoverthere
07-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Jose "The Count" Contreras.

LITTLE NELL
07-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Sox and Tigers OF from the 60's, Charlie "Paw Paw" Maxwell, hometown was Paw Paw, Michigan.
AKA as Mr. Sunday. His greatest games were on Sundays, especially double headers.

Medford Bobby
07-01-2009, 06:35 PM
"Fat" Pat Seerey, and did I see Lee "Bee Bee" Richards......?:cool:

HomeFish
07-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Jose "The Count" Contreras.

Before there was El Conde, there was El Duque.

Bob Howry had a number of different nicknames given to him by Sox radio broadcasters. Farmer used to call him "Bullet Bob", while Rooney used to call him "the count of three and two".

A. Cavatica
07-01-2009, 07:01 PM
No love for Joe "Comet" Crede? :D:

Britt Burns
07-01-2009, 07:23 PM
I always liked Tom 'Whimpy' Pacoriek

TommyJohn
07-01-2009, 08:00 PM
Lou "the Nervous Greek" Skizas.

Nellie_Fox
07-02-2009, 01:50 AM
AKA as Mr. Sunday. His greatest games were on Sundays, especially double headers.I remember it as "never on Sunday," rather than "Mr. Sunday." I guess meaning that you didn't want to face him on Sunday.

Goodman6
07-02-2009, 02:17 AM
King Carlos - Carlos May

Rich "Goose" Gossage

Smokey Joe - Joe Cunningham

Juanderful Juan - Juan Pizarro

John "Honey" Romano

The Good Doctor - Hoyt Wilhelm
AKA Doctor Wilhelm and his Dancing Medicine Show (That is sometimes how Sox broadcaster, Bob Elson, used to describe his dancing knuckle ball.

John "Bubba" Phillips

TheVulture
07-02-2009, 02:21 AM
"The Vulture," Barry Jones, who in 1990 seemed to have the Sox rally for a lead whenever he came in with them trailing or tied.


That's got my vote.:bandance:

MisterB
07-02-2009, 03:16 AM
Bill "Bullfrog" Dietrich

Bill "Moose" Skowron

Bucky ****ing Dent (though that name came after he played for the Sox)

ElevenUp
07-02-2009, 05:59 AM
The Old Roman

LITTLE NELL
07-02-2009, 06:34 AM
I remember it as "never on Sunday," rather than "Mr. Sunday." I guess meaning that you didn't want to face him on Sunday.
His bio on the net also referred to him as "The Sabbath Smasher" and "Sunday Charlie". IIRC it was Milo Hamilton when he did Sox games with Bob Elson in the early 60s who called him Mr. Sunday.
P.S. Bob Elson's nickname was "The Commander".

soxgirl617
07-02-2009, 07:44 AM
How about some love for Greg "The Little Bulldog" Hibbard, a/k/a "Hibbie"?!

BV2005
07-02-2009, 11:47 AM
"Rockin" Robin Ventura

Aaron "Crash" Rowand

doublem23
07-02-2009, 12:13 PM
I always liked Jim "Butter" Parque. Well, I didn't like him, but I liked his nickname.

Noneck
07-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Handy Sandy Alomar. That is the senior Sandy Alomar.

Parrothead
07-02-2009, 01:33 PM
Julio " The Juice " Cruz

"Juice" has an entirely different meaning these days. :D:

Goodman6
07-02-2009, 02:57 PM
King Carlos - Carlos May

Rich "Goose" Gossage

Smokey Joe - Joe Cunningham

Juanderful Juan - Juan Pizarro

John "Honey" Romano

The Good Doctor - Hoyt Wilhelm
AKA Doctor Wilhelm and his Dancing Medicine Show (That is sometimes how Sox broadcaster, Bob Elson, used to describe his dancing knuckle ball.

John "Bubba" Phillips

I thought of a few more. My apologies if someone already posted these:

Mr. Smoke - Bart Johnson

Big Klu - Ted Kluszewski

Big Nick - Dave Nicholson

P.K. Flyer - Pat Kelly

Donald Duck - Eddie Fisher (He used to do a Donald Duck impersonation when being interviewed).

SSrep
07-02-2009, 03:15 PM
In our little spot in the CF bleachers, Herbert Perry was always "Sherbert" Perry and El Caballo always followed by "Spanish for.... the Caballo!" in Chris Farely form.

After Mags got his hair cut really short in spring training, I thought I heard some teammates calling him "El Niņo."

No love for Ray-Ray Durham? Sweaty Freddie Garcia? El Duque?

That's my 2 cents.

Milkman and Triple A Ray!

haganaga
07-02-2009, 03:36 PM
What about Sammy "say it ain't" Sosa?

Lord, I hate Chris Berman.

Side note, I remember one time a player said they sometimes called Rowand "Robocop" in the clubhouse because he crashes through walls. Thought that was pretty cool.

rowand33
07-02-2009, 04:00 PM
"Fat Juan" - Juan Uribe
Carl "The Chauffeur" Everett (because he drives them home)

SpiderJames
07-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Jurassic Carl Everett

Batman and Robin (Frank and Ventura)

Mark "Burrel (?)" Buehrle

Corky "Corky" Miller

Carlos Lee- El Cabello

Ooweeoo Magglio

Paul "Lee" Konerko

tacosalbarojas
07-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Jurassic Carl Everett

Batman and Robin (Frank and Ventura)

Mark "Burrel (?)" Buehrle

Corky "Corky" Miller

Carlos Lee- El Cabello

Ooweeoo Magglio

Paul "Lee" KonerkoThat'd be Abraham "Corky" Miller.

mccombe_35
07-02-2009, 11:22 PM
Suck'em up Joe

doublem23
07-02-2009, 11:26 PM
That'd be Abraham "Corky" Miller.

No, Corky is actually his first name. Abraham is a middle name.

Nelson Foxtrot
07-03-2009, 03:51 AM
Heard Hawk use these, though I don't know if he coined them:

Joey Cora was "La Chispa"
Charlie Hough was "The Chuckster"
"Goose" Gossage was also "Sir Goosifer" late in his career with Tex/Oak/Sea (I know he had been called "Goosifer" by others, not sure why Hawk knighted him)

If coaches count, Jim Leyland has been "Humperdink" ever since his playing days.

There are also clubhouse nicknames that may not be as popular with the fans: http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=CSTB&p_theme=cstb&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB373BE7AAAA9A1&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM

"The Deacon" has been mentioned, I know Ozzie has mentioned the "Paio" name in interviews, and a couple of these are pretty obvious, but the rest are new to me, especially Fisk as "Your Goatness." Apparently Tim Raines gave it to him, but I have no idea why. I now have images in my mind of Fisk being part of a petting zoo.

slavko
07-03-2009, 10:19 AM
I thought Jim Kaat was "Kitty Kaat," not Ron Kittle. Maybe both were Kitty.

Hawk tried to call Sosa "The Panther" at first, but it never stuck.

ode to veeck
07-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Wheels - Paul Konerko

No, Walnuts is the correct nickname for Paulie

ode to veeck
07-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Hawk tried to call Sosa "The Panther" at first, but it never stuck.

must be why Shammie went through the body transform chemistry, just to avoid the Panther look when he had like a bazillion triples in his Sox debut season

ode to veeck
07-03-2009, 11:07 AM
I thought Jim Kaat was "Kitty Kaat," not Ron Kittle. Maybe both were Kitty.

.

Kittle was never Kitty

The Immigrant
07-03-2009, 11:09 AM
No, Walnuts is the correct nickname for Paulie

That's about as original as Bacon.

chisox77
07-03-2009, 01:15 PM
Joe "Clutch" Crede.

Jim "Escobar" Essian

"Marvelous" Marv Foley

Shoeless
07-03-2009, 01:47 PM
That's about as original as Bacon.

"Paulie" is the only real nickname Konerko has. He'll always be Paulie in my mind. The other ones are pathetic and don't really stick

Railsplitter
07-03-2009, 04:31 PM
Nobody thought of this until now (myself included) One Dog- Lance Johnson:redface:

TommyJohn
07-03-2009, 06:27 PM
I'll come up with a few old-timers:

Eddie "Cocky" Collins
Ray "Cracker" Schalk
"Big" Ed Walsh
Charles "Dummy" Hoy
"Buckfoot" Al Simmons
Henry "Zeke" Bonura

Has anyone mentioned Ken "The Bandit" Berry?

And who could forget Art "The Great" Shires? Also known as "Whattaman." Both of the nicknames are ones he gave himself.

monkeypants
07-03-2009, 10:33 PM
"Waxy" Keith Foulke.

I don't know if others called him "Waxy" but my friends and family did because of his complexion while he pitched.

tick53
07-05-2009, 09:16 AM
"Dirty" Dick Tidrow
Floyd "The Barber" Bannister
"Maggs" Ordonez
Tadahito "The Gooch" Iguchi

Some of my own:

Mark "Hurley" Buehrle
Gordon "Benditlike" Beckham
Jermaine "The Train" Dye
Scott "Game on the Line" Brink
Octavio "No Tell" Dotel
Paul "In The Hall" Konerko
Gavin "Pinky" Floyd
Frank "The Crank" Thomas
Vance "No Chance" Law (Back when he and Rudy played, the law was on our side).

TornLabrum
07-05-2009, 09:40 AM
As I recall, Tidrow was just "Dirt."

JimmyJames
07-06-2009, 02:24 PM
"Waxy" Keith Foulke.

I don't know if others called him "Waxy" but my friends and family did because of his complexion while he pitched.

If he was coming in, it was "Foulke the ______!" insert whatever team we were playing.

Also, I know they weren't Sox players, but I found it amusing when Hawk referred to Jose Mesa as "Joe Table" and Jose Paniagua as "Joe Bread and Water."

FielderJones
07-06-2009, 02:49 PM
"Buckfoot" Al Simmons

That's Bucketfoot. But he got that nickname with Philadelphia.

slavko
07-06-2009, 03:22 PM
I'll come up with a few old-timers:

Eddie "Cocky" Collins
Ray "Cracker" Schalk
"Big" Ed Walsh
Charles "Dummy" Hoy
"Buckfoot" Al Simmons
Henry "Zeke" Bonura

Has anyone mentioned Ken "The Bandit" Berry?

And who could forget Art "The Great" Shires? Also known as "Whattaman." Both of the nicknames are ones he gave himself.

Also known as "Banana Nose." (Before my time, of course)

slavko
07-06-2009, 03:26 PM
If he was coming in, it was "Foulke the ______!" insert whatever team we were playing.

Also, I know they weren't Sox players, but I found it amusing when Hawk referred to Jose Mesa as "Joe Table" and Jose Paniagua as "Joe Bread and Water."

You do know that's what their last names mean in Spanish, right? Paniagua was with the Sox for a very brief time. Very brief but too long for my taste.

JimmyJames
07-06-2009, 03:45 PM
Oh I am aware. I wouldn't say I am fluent in Spanish but I speak enough.

TDog
07-06-2009, 05:45 PM
Also known as "Banana Nose." (Before my time, of course)

I am embarrassed that I didn't think of Zeke "Banana Nose" Bonura. I remember coming across his name when I was a kid and thinking it was the funniest nickname of all-time.

My favorite player as a kid was Carlos May. While some fans called him King Carlos, his real nickname was Hussy, and I should have posted that earlier.

I am most embarrassed that I didn't remember William "Dummy" Hoy, who only played for the Sox in 1901 but had an impact on the game that can still be felt. To accomodate Hoy, umpires had to develop hand signals. They might have developed anyway, of course, perhaps differently.

Hoy once had three outfield assists in an inning while playing for the Sox, and he never heard anyone call him Dummy.

SoxFan64
07-07-2009, 09:53 PM
....
"The Commander" - Carlton Fisk


There is only one Commander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Elson) for the White Sox.

haganaga
07-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Saw this and had to post. :tongue:

howzer12
07-08-2009, 11:14 PM
Johnny "The Pineapple" Mathias
Chuck Tanner & Roland Hemond "The Sunshine Boys"
Ed (Super)Herrmann or Fort Herrmann
Aurelio "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez
Ivan "The Terrible" Calderon
Ray "Raw Sewage" Searage
:)

ode to veeck
07-08-2009, 11:55 PM
Johnny "The Pineapple" Mathias
Chuck Tanner & Roland Hemond "The Sunshine Boys"
Ed (Super)Herrmann or Fort Herrmann
Aurelio "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez
Ivan "The Terrible" Calderon
Ray "Raw Sewage" Searage
:)

welcome to WSI howzer, yes, Chuck and Roland were the original sunshine boys

soxfanreggie
07-09-2009, 07:08 AM
If there was a wing in the HOF for coming up with players' nicknames, Hawk would be a first-ballot selection.

I grew up hearing the nicknames: Big Hurt, Pope Donn Pall, Blackjack, the Deacon, Spanky, Officer Karkovice, One Dog, Pudge, Rock, El Caballo, etc.

TDog
07-09-2009, 12:31 PM
If there was a wing in the HOF for coming up with players' nicknames, Hawk would be a first-ballot selection.

I grew up hearing the nicknames: Big Hurt, Pope Donn Pall, Blackjack, the Deacon, Spanky, Officer Karkovice, One Dog, Pudge, Rock, El Caballo, etc.

I thought Carlton Fisk had the nickname Pudge before he even got into baseball.