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SoxEd
06-14-2004, 06:53 PM
So, I read here http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/draftday/y2004/tracker_team_cha_1.html
that we have drafted one Ray Liotta as a pitcher this year.

Anyone know of any other players with famous namesakes?

HomeFish
06-14-2004, 07:07 PM
The White Sox had a George Washington (http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/washige01.shtml) in 1935-36.

Hondo
06-14-2004, 07:46 PM
Coco Crisp

whitesoxwilkes
06-14-2004, 08:56 PM
Milton Bradley

batmanZoSo
06-14-2004, 09:01 PM
Coco Crisp
James Cap'n Crunch, P.

AnkleSox
06-14-2004, 09:57 PM
Well we do have reliever Mike Jackson. His full name is probably Michael Jackson...

RKMeibalane
06-14-2004, 10:21 PM
Well we do have reliever Mike Jackson. His full name is probably Michael Jackson...
It is.

jortafan
06-15-2004, 08:02 AM
Let's not forget James Baldwin.

On second thought, let's forget him. I have a couple of unpleasant memories of seeing him blow ballgames for the Sox.

TommyJohn
06-15-2004, 08:36 AM
So, I read here http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/draftday/y2004/tracker_team_cha_1.html
that we have drafted one Ray Liotta as a pitcher this year.

Anyone know of any other players with famous namesakes?
The White Sox have also had:

Jimmy Stewart
Don Johnson
Eddie Murphy
Jim Morrison
Ed Herrmann
Ken Berry
Al Smith

HebrewHammer
06-15-2004, 01:06 PM
My presonal favorite is Kenny Rogers, if only he could've played for the Sox...

jackbrohamer
06-15-2004, 03:03 PM
Frank Thomas, 1951-1966, Pirates and many other teams

DSpivack
06-15-2004, 04:50 PM
Frank Thomas, 1951-1966, Pirates and many other teams
Wasn't he a 1B for the Sox in the 50s?

jackbrohamer
06-16-2004, 01:09 PM
I believe he actually played for the Cubs briefly in the 1960s

HomeFish
06-16-2004, 02:41 PM
He was also on the original Mets team with the loss record.

huh?
06-16-2004, 03:06 PM
Howard Johnson

idseer
06-16-2004, 03:24 PM
Milton Bradley
i always thought milton bradley was 2 last names. :?:

Railsplitter
06-17-2004, 08:06 AM
The Cardinals once had an infielder named Mike Tyson
BTW that Chuck Conners in The Baseball Encyclopedia is the actor Chuck Connors, for those who might not be sure.

VenturaSoxFan23
06-17-2004, 12:39 PM
The Cubs also had an outfielder named Dave Clark, shared with the lead singer of the Dave Clark Five.
The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists has a category with "Shared Names" and "Musical Athletes" (shared names with musicians).
One interesting thing on Chuck Connors: Not only does his grave (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1145&pt=Chuck%20Connors) sport the logos of all the teams he played for (poor guy has a Cub logo; what a way to go through eternity), Chuck Connors Person of the Pacers was named after "The Rifleman" star, despite the actor's real name being Kevin. :smile: