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WhiteSoxJunkie
05-03-2007, 05:53 PM
On Cold Pizza this morning, they were talking about which baseball players have had the best names. They were doing this because of Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia setting the MLB record for longest last name. My question is, which Sox players have had the best names? The first ones that come to my mind are Magglio Ordonez and Wilbur Wood.

KRS1
05-03-2007, 05:55 PM
Currently, I've always like the name Mackowiak.

HITMEN OF 77
05-03-2007, 05:57 PM
Oswaldo Carlos Diaz Blanco aka Ossie Blanco & Bobby Knoop.

AnkleSox
05-03-2007, 06:07 PM
Rusty Kuntz

WSox597
05-03-2007, 06:12 PM
Rocky Biddle always sounded like a good baseball name. Or Rocky Colavito to go way back.

WhiteSoxJunkie
05-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Rusty Kuntz

Wow I thought that was a joke til I looked him up on baseball reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kuntzru01.shtml

JorgeFabregas
05-03-2007, 06:31 PM
Jorge Fabregas

Ivan Calderon.

veeter
05-03-2007, 06:34 PM
Mike Hershberger- sp?

havelj
05-03-2007, 06:46 PM
Pablo Torrealba

mjmcend
05-03-2007, 06:48 PM
Not a player, but Razor Shines gets my vote.

sox1970
05-03-2007, 06:48 PM
Wow I thought that was a joke til I looked him up on baseball reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kuntzru01.shtml

You know you're getting older when people don't know of Rusty Kuntz. For the youngsters out there, it's pronounced Koontz.

I'll go with Minnie Minoso.

paciorek1983
05-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Wow I thought that was a joke til I looked him up on baseball reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kuntzru01.shtml

and most people pronounced it koontz, not what you're probably thinking:wink:

chisoxfanatic
05-03-2007, 07:29 PM
I always liked the name Lyle Muton (and laughed every time Harry Carey mispronounced it miserably), as well as Paco (Noberto) Martin, and Danny Tartabull.

Vernam
05-03-2007, 07:36 PM
For pure alliteration, you can't beat Banana Nose Zeke Bonura.

Vernam

Lip Man 1
05-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Camilio Carreon.

Lip

ondafarm
05-03-2007, 07:38 PM
Historic, Early Winn, the pitcher.

A. Cavatica
05-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Orestes Minoso.

4th Gen. Sox Fan
05-03-2007, 08:47 PM
Warren (The Deacon) Newson

Frontman
05-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Not a player, but Razor Shines gets my vote.

I second that one. I just get a kick out of that name. Sounds like a baseball name.

I do have to give a nod to Mackowiak, though. I remember when the Score first got broadcasting rights, and they were listing the team names, and pretty much all of them roll off the tongue, until Mike Mulligan yells "MACKOWIAK" which just sounded out of place.

RadioheadRocks
05-03-2007, 08:57 PM
Sydney Lloyd O'Brien (S.L.O.B.)

Shift
05-03-2007, 10:43 PM
Jorge Orta

pdr
05-03-2007, 10:46 PM
Pineapple Matias

Cotton Nash

pdr
05-03-2007, 10:51 PM
Dewey LaMarr Hoyt

Cracker Schalk

grv1974
05-03-2007, 10:59 PM
Oscar Gamble

Chet Lemon

lumpyspun
05-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Let's not forget Billy Joe Robidoux, he did have 39 at bats for the sox!

Lorenzo Barcelo
05-03-2007, 11:55 PM
Scott Ruffcorn.

RadioheadRocks
05-03-2007, 11:56 PM
Scott Ruffcorn.
:puking:

Lorenzo Barcelo
05-03-2007, 11:56 PM
:puking:

What a waste of a 1st round pick.

DumpJerry
05-04-2007, 12:10 AM
Historic, Early Winn, the pitcher.
Early Wynn had a better record.

johnr1note
05-04-2007, 12:10 AM
Some of my favorite White Sox names . . .

Jerry "Wheat Germ Kid" Janeski

Ed "the Creeper" Stroud

Jerry Crider

Buddy Bradford

John "the Pineapple" Matthias

Johnny Jeter

Bill Sharp

Rick Reichardt

Bee Bee Richard

Hugh Yancy

Walt "No Neck" Williams

Kenny Hottman

Gerry Arrigo

Gail Hopkins (always wondered who would name thier son "Gail")

Angel Bravo

Woodie Held

Jerry Nyman ("Hello, NY-man!")

Cisco Carlos

Don Seacrist

Danny Lazar

Buddy Booker

Bob Priddy

Dennis Ribant

Jerry McNertney

Jimmy Stewart

Cotton Nash

Johnny Buzhardt

Fred Klages

(Bet you can't guess in what Sox era I came of age in, eh? I just go through my old baseball cards for these names).

RadioheadRocks
05-04-2007, 12:11 AM
How about Bee-Bee Richards?

Nellie_Fox
05-04-2007, 12:35 AM
You know you're getting older when people don't know of Rusty Kuntz. For the youngsters out there, it's pronounced Koontz.

I'll go with Minnie Minoso.

Orestes Minoso.
The name displayed in all its glory: Saturnino Orestes Armas Arrieta Minoso. I don't think it can be topped.

How about Bee-Bee Richards?Common error. It's Bee Bee Richard. One of the worst defensive infielders I've ever seen.

The Dude
05-04-2007, 12:41 AM
Timo Perez

IlliniSox4Life
05-04-2007, 12:45 AM
I always liked Clarence "Pants" Rowland.

There's nothing cooler than a guy nicknamed Pants.

RadioheadRocks
05-04-2007, 12:51 AM
Steve Christmas (had a cup of coffee with the Sox back in 1984, if you blinked you probably missed him!)

peeonwrigley
05-04-2007, 01:36 AM
The name Kelly Wunsch really fit the man.

BanditJimmy
05-04-2007, 01:50 AM
Brian Anderson

:tongue:
j/k

My guy would be Don Wakamatsu

BV2005
05-04-2007, 03:10 AM
jim morrison
steve trout
dewey robinson
magglio ordonez

MP#3
05-04-2007, 07:02 AM
I always thought Minnie Minoso and Carlton Fisk were cool names.

Zisk77
05-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Francisco Barrios
Bill Naharodney
Eric Soderholm
Wayne Nordhagen
Thad Bosley
Claudell Washington

ondafarm
05-04-2007, 08:28 AM
Early Wynn had a better record.

Just checking that somebody is reading my posts.

Chips
05-04-2007, 08:30 AM
Jose Canseco

D. TODD
05-04-2007, 08:53 AM
Bill Naharodney

Wayne Nordhegan always reminded me of a viking pillager .

Eric Soderholm

Claudell Washington

Billy Almond

Ken Kravec

John Cangelosi

Harry Chappas

wilburaga
05-04-2007, 08:57 AM
1) Johnny Dickshot

2) Calvin Coolidge Julius caesar Tuskahoma McLish

W

MeteorsSox4367
05-04-2007, 09:20 AM
Johnny "The Jet" Jeter

Royle Stillman (sounds so dignified. Either that or some third-rate actor)

Scott Ruffcorn (conjures up the image of some whiskey-soaked country singer)

Nyls Nyman (a pseudonym for a writer or morning DJ)

Law11
05-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Steve Christmas
Don Wakamatsu

jenn2080
05-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Ross Gload

the gooch
05-04-2007, 09:47 AM
Sydney Lloyd O'Brien (S.L.O.B.)
Better than if he didn't use his middle name.

PaulDrake
05-04-2007, 09:51 AM
Almost all the good ones have been mentioned. Did anybody take Turk Lown? That would be my favorite. How about Paul LaPalme, Walt Dropo, and Stover McIlwain?

HITMEN OF 77
05-04-2007, 10:24 AM
Some of my favorite White Sox names . . .

Gail Hopkins (always wondered who would name thier son "Gail")

(Bet you can't guess in what Sox era I came of age in, eh? I just go through my old baseball cards for these names).

You need to join the Gail Hopkins fan club. We have 2 members, Hal and I.

pdr
05-04-2007, 10:32 AM
I always liked the 1981 team because you could make a headline out of the names on the pitching staff:


LAMP BURNS TROUT FARMER


:bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Zisk77
05-04-2007, 10:34 AM
Ask Mrs. Sayers what she thought of the name Gail or Gayle for a boy. :smile:

I'll add:
Randy Scarbury
Guy Hoffman
Aurelio Rodriguez
Ron officer Karkovice
Melido Perez

soxfan13
05-04-2007, 10:40 AM
I always liked the name Lyle Muton (and laughed every time Harry Carey mispronounced it miserably), as well as Paco (Noberto) Martin, and Danny Tartabull.

I think you are talking about Lyle Mouton and he played with the White Sox long after Harry Carey left.

pdr
05-04-2007, 10:43 AM
Ernesto Escarrega

Chez
05-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Bucky Dent
Nyls Nyman
Skip Pitlock
Bill Naharodney (I loved hearing Harry pronounce his name).

Chez
05-04-2007, 10:49 AM
You need to join the Gail Hopkins fan club. We have 2 members, Hal and I.

Where do I sign up? Gail and I share the same birthday!

MeteorsSox4367
05-04-2007, 10:50 AM
I almost forgot Salome Barojas and Ricky Seilheimer.

C-Dawg
05-04-2007, 10:56 AM
I almost forgot Salome Barojas and Ricky Seilheimer.

I won't rest until I have my matching Barojas and Torreabla jerseys. I'm halfway there.

MeteorsSox4367
05-04-2007, 10:59 AM
C-Dawg: Nice job with the Pablo Torrealba reference. With he and Barojas, you can have a great lefty-righty combo. Somewhere in my archives, I have a copy of Baseball Digest with Barojas on the cover, signed by the one and only Salome Barojas at a meet-and-greet in the parking lot of Drovers Bank on 47th & Ashland.

skottyj242
05-04-2007, 11:06 AM
I always liked the name Lyle Muton (and laughed every time Harry Carey mispronounced it miserably), as well as Paco (Noberto) Martin, and Danny Tartabull.

When exactly was this?

skottyj242
05-04-2007, 11:40 AM
When exactly was that? The whole one game he played in against the Cubs in interleague in 97.

The Sox were at home then so I'm sure they would have used the Sox announcers. Good try though.

Chips
05-04-2007, 11:42 AM
When exactly was that? The whole one game he played in against the Cubs in interleague in 97.

3 games, Jenn (http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/gl.cgi?n1=moutoly01&year=1997&t=b)

C-Dawg
05-04-2007, 12:15 PM
I have a copy of Baseball Digest with Barojas on the cover, signed by the one and only Salome Barojas at a meet-and-greet in the parking lot of Drovers Bank on 47th & Ashland.

Hmmm, I wasn't a subscriber but my brother sure was. I'll bet if I check my parents attic that issue is stashed away there. I'll be looking there tomorrow!

:gulp:

joebro25
05-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Ask Mrs. Sayers what she thought of the name Gail or Gayle for a boy. :smile:

I'll add:
Randy Scarbury
Guy Hoffman
Aurelio Rodriguez
Ron officer Karkovice
Melido Perez

I second Officer Karkovice, he has an awesome name.

HITMEN OF 77
05-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Where do I sign up? Gail and I share the same birthday!

Your in. Wow, 3 members now and going strong. :D:

WhiteSoxJunkie
05-04-2007, 01:04 PM
I don't think anyone mentioned Chad Bradford.

Chez
05-04-2007, 01:07 PM
I don't think anyone mentioned Chad Bradford.
Or Buddy Bradford. What about Walt "No Neck" Williams? Great nickname.

roadrunner
05-04-2007, 01:12 PM
Aardsma

from urbandictionary.com:

A term used to describe the process of dry shaving one's testicles, teste satchel or nut sack

Navarro's Talent
05-04-2007, 01:17 PM
Scott Radinsky
Shingo Takatsu

DannyCaterFan
05-04-2007, 01:18 PM
You need to join the Gail Hopkins fan club. We have 2 members, Hal and I.

I actually dated a girl once that I met at Old Comiskey Park in 1970 that was the President of the Gail Hopkins fan club.....(I know, who cares?)

goon
05-04-2007, 01:33 PM
Only played a few games with the Sox, but "Blue Moon" Odom is a cool name.

pdr
05-04-2007, 01:51 PM
Fielder Jones!

RowanDye
05-04-2007, 01:52 PM
Darrin Jackson anyone?

Seriously though, how about Tadahito "the hootchie" Iguchi?

Bucky F. Dent
05-04-2007, 01:54 PM
Oscar Gamble

Chet Lemon


From the same era, don forget about Ralph Garr.

HITMEN OF 77
05-04-2007, 02:10 PM
I actually dated a girl once that I met at Old Comiskey Park in 1970 that was the President of the Gail Hopkins fan club.....(I know, who cares?)

An actual organized fan club for Gail? WOW!! Did they do fan news letters and all that stuff?

Steelrod
05-04-2007, 02:37 PM
Ray Liotta !

BeeBeeRichard
05-04-2007, 03:45 PM
Lots of great ones already...

How about:

Luis Alvarado
Eddie Leon
Jim Kaat
Bob Coluccio
Bobby Molinaro
Ozzie Osborn
Ken Kravec
Phil Roof
Blue Moon Odom
Brue Dal Canton
John Verhoeven
Marv Foley
Jim Morrison
Bert Roberge
Alfornia Jones
Dick Tidrow
Dale Sveum
McKay Christensen

FielderJones
05-04-2007, 04:26 PM
Fielder Jones!

Hey, I resemble that! :D:

Domeshot17
05-04-2007, 04:36 PM
best name ever starts and ends with BOONE LOGAN!!! You may hate him you may love him, but you can't say his name without smiling, it is that awesome.

fisk4ever
05-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Sherm Lollar

Dick Allen
05-04-2007, 06:14 PM
Angel Bravo
"No Neck" Williams
Nyls Nyman
Jungle Jim Rivera

and our favorite name from Andy the Clown,

Mike Herrrshhh-berrrrrr-gerrrrr!!

Whitesox029
05-04-2007, 06:32 PM
I can't believe no one's mentioned #17, Carlos May, the only major leaguer ever to wear his birthday on his back.

Berkules
05-04-2007, 07:28 PM
My porn name (first pet, first street) is Rusty Gunner.

But you just can't beat Rusty Kuntz.


...you can't beat rusty balls either

The Racehorse
05-04-2007, 07:52 PM
Rich "Goose" Gossage

gaelhound
05-04-2007, 09:43 PM
Smokey Burgess. Best pinch hitter, looked like a pile of boulders with a bat stuck in them!:wink:

RadioheadRocks
05-04-2007, 11:33 PM
Ron Tingley :D:

goldglovesox
05-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Herbie Perry
Beltin' Bill Melton
The Pope Donn Pall
Matt Merullo
Bob Zupcic

tstrike2000
05-05-2007, 12:48 PM
Fran Mullins

RadioheadRocks
05-05-2007, 09:11 PM
The Pope Donn Pall


DONN PALL DOES IT ALL!!! :D:

viagracat
05-05-2007, 10:04 PM
Bobby Thigpen, Rocky Biddle and Walt "No-Neck" Williams.

dzipio
05-08-2007, 09:46 AM
There was a player in the 30s named Smead Jolley. Now that is an old school name right out of a novel someplace. He had a .305 ba, but was such a bad fielder no one wanted him. He has the dubious distinction of making 3 errors on one play. He shoulda been a Cub.

BigWhiteMachine
05-08-2007, 11:29 AM
Richie "Dick" Allen
Kid Gleason
Jorge Orta
Nixey Callahan (anybody remember '02? I mean, 1902?)
Shingo Takatsu
Vicente Romo
Cy Acosta (RIP)
Turk Lown
Man Soo Lee (okay, not technical a roster player)
Early Wynn
Nellie Fox
Kelly Wunsch
Dan Pasqua
Britt Burns
Jerry Dybzinski

jackbrohamer
05-08-2007, 11:36 AM
George "Skeets" Dickey. Bill's younger, less talented catcher-brother who played for the Sox in the 1940s.

alohafri
05-08-2007, 11:38 AM
Dan Pasqua



Toke!

tick53
05-12-2007, 01:21 PM
Francisco Carlos and the guy who's picture is in my sig.:smile:

TDog
05-12-2007, 01:27 PM
Frankly, I'm partial to Clay Carroll.

He might be the only player whose name I would put on my jersey.

SALUKIS15
05-12-2007, 11:54 PM
I don't think anybody mentioned this one yet...Tim "Rock" Raines

Mohoney
05-13-2007, 03:28 AM
No love for the Lizard King, Jim Morrison?

SPUDSTER
05-18-2007, 02:57 PM
:supernana: BEST NAME: JOHNNY DICKSHOT 44-45 OUTFIELDER.
BUCK REDFERN
GAIL HOPKINS
PAUL ASSENMACHER
JIMMY QUALLS
BILLY "MOOSE" SKOWRON
FAV NAME: MIKE "SPANKY" SQUIRES :supernana:

WSox73
05-18-2007, 05:47 PM
Did I miss Lerrin LaGrow?

TommyJohn
05-18-2007, 09:36 PM
I cast another vote for Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.

How about:

Lena Blackburne
Art Shires
Harry Hooper
Woodie Held
Elias Funk
Fritz Von Kolnitz

And one of my all-time favorite White Sox names:
Maurice Archdeacon