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StillMissOzzie
10-08-2004, 03:08 AM
While browsing eBay a few minutes ago, I came across a set of 1990 Topps White Sox cards that had the player's full names on the back. In addition to noting those who go by their middle name (Kenneth Lance Johnson), I noticed that several Latin players had their names like this:

Ivan Calderon (Perez)
Melido Perez (Gross)
Oswaldo Guillen (Barrios)

What's up with the additional (surname) for these guys?

SMO
:dunno:

doublem23
10-08-2004, 03:43 AM
In Spanish speaking countries, the mother's maiden name is often attached to the end of the name. Magglio Ordonez Delgado (http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/ordonma01.shtml), for example. In the United States, however, this tradition is not practiced and only the father's name is the accepted surname.

StillMissOzzie
10-08-2004, 04:08 PM
In Spanish speaking countries, the mother's maiden name is often attached to the end of the name. Magglio Ordonez Delgado (http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/ordonma01.shtml), for example. In the United States, however, this tradition is not practiced and only the father's name is the accepted surname.
Thanks, dub! This sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't recall as ever seeing it on a baseball card before.

SMO
:gulp: