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What’s in a Name? The Top 10 Player Names in Major League Baseball

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Major League Baseball is a sport that highlights and embraces nicknames and "terms of endearment." They have ranged from "Wild Thing" to "The Machine" to something as simple as "A-Rod." I wanted to leave the nicknames in the background for a few minutes, and focus on the names shown on the back of baseball cards. This slideshow will count down the Top-10 player names in Major League Baseball, and was inspired by a certain winning pitcher from Sunday afternoon's ball games. I hope you enjoy the list, and please feel free to offer your feedback and alternative suggestions. As a small disclaimer, I chose to focus on more baseball-related or fun "play on words" names, as opposed to simply the longest and/or most confusing....

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