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25 of the BEST Nicknames in Baseball History

Here are 25 of the most iconic and memorable nicknames in baseball history:

  1. The Babe (Babe Ruth)
  2. The Say Hey Kid (Willie Mays)
  3. Joltin' Joe (Joe DiMaggio)
  4. Hammerin' Hank (Hank Aaron)
  5. The Iron Horse (Lou Gehrig)
  6. The Splendid Splinter (Ted Williams)
  7. Mr. October (Reggie Jackson)
  8. Stan the Man (Stan Musial)
  9. The Flying Dutchman (Honus Wagner)
  10. Shoeless Joe (Joe Jackson)
  11. The Georgia Peach (Ty Cobb)
  12. Big Papi (David Ortiz)
  13. The Mick (Mickey Mantle)
  14. The Wizard of Oz (Ozzie Smith)
  15. The Rocket (Roger Clemens)
  16. The Big Hurt (Frank Thomas)
  17. The Kid (Ken Griffey Jr.)
  18. The Captain (Derek Jeter)
  19. The Ryan Express (Nolan Ryan)
  20. The Eck (Dennis Eckersley)
  21. The Crime Dog (Fred McGriff)
  22. The Iron Man (Cal Ripken Jr.)
  23. Charlie Hustle (Pete Rose)
  24. The Mad Hungarian (Al Hrabosky)
  25. The Big Unit (Randy Johnson)

As a bonus here are some nicknames of more modern players, but I have to say they don't come close to this top list:

here are some more recent examples of memorable baseball nicknames:

  1. Kershaw "Kersh" (Clayton Kershaw)
  2. The Machine (Albert Pujols)
  3. MadBum (Madison Bumgarner)
  4. Miggy (Miguel Cabrera)
  5. The Freak (Tim Lincecum)
  6. Thor (Noah Syndergaard)
  7. Joey Bats (Jose Bautista)
  8. Big Sexy (Bartolo Colon)
  9. The Kraken (Gary Sanchez)
  10. The Toddfather (Todd Frazier)
  11. El Mago (Javier Baez)
  12. The Judge (Aaron Judge)
  13. The Greek God of Walks (Kevin Youkilis)
  14. The Wild Horse (Yasiel Puig)
  15. The Cuban Missile (Aroldis Chapman)
  16. The Dark Knight (Matt Harvey)
  17. The Shark (Jeff Samardzija)
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