Rendos: Baseball world is filled with interesting nicknames

From Michael Rendos at the Lock Haven Express on March 31, 2020:

The Society for American Baseball Research is an organization dedicated to the study and dissemination of any type of information regarding one of America’s greatest pastimes – the game of baseball.

One of the organization’s informational articles I found interesting was the origin of nicknames for particular players, managers, announcers and management personnel through the years. Some are well known – “The Boss” (George Steinbrenner), “The Say Hey Kid” (Willie Mays), “The Yankee Clipper” (Joe DiMaggio), “Hammering Hank” (Hank Aaron), “The Splendid Splinter” (Ted Williams), “The Iron Horse” (Lou Gehrig), but there are a host of others that are downright colorful and interesting.

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Originally published: April 2, 2020. Last Updated: April 2, 2020.