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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On November 30, 2010 @ 12:07 pm In Emma Span,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

It was going to be Firpo Marberry [1].┬áNot a lost Marx brother, but an old Senators pitcher, with a catchy nickname he earned by scowling like intimidating boxer Luis Angel Firpo [2]. But then I scoped out his teammates… and I am compelled to award this week’s Player Name of the Week to an entire team:

The 1923 Washington Senators [3].


Featuring, in addition to Firpo, and to impressive but less excellently named players like Walter Johnson:

  • Muddy Ruel
  • Joe Judge
  • Ossie Bluege
  • Goose Goslin
  • Nemo Liebold
  • Rip Wade
  • Patsy Gharrity
  • Pinky Hargrave
  • Showboat Fisher
  • Doc Prothro
  • Skipper Friday
  • Clay Roe
  • Squire Potter

They just don’t build ‘em like this anymore. It must’ve been like playing Walter Johnson and the Seven Dwarves. Doc! Pinky! Muddy!

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[1] Firpo Marberry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firpo_Marberry

[2] Luis Angel Firpo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Firpo

[3] The 1923 Washington Senators: http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSH/1923.shtml

[4] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/MuddyRuelcard.jpg

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