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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On March 25, 2011 @ 10:45 am In Baseball,Bronx Banter,Emma Span,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

I got a DM on Twitter today from a respectable print journalist who, in the course of researching Brett Gardner, came across one of his baseball-reference player comps named:

[1]

Johnny Dickshot [2].

Dickshot played mostly for Pittsburgh and the White Sox in the 30s and 40s. To make matters worse, Johnny’s nickname was “Ugly”. So, yes, Ugly Dickshot. I do like that apparently I am the person you get in touch with when you find a player with Dick in his name. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.


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[2] Johnny Dickshot: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dicksjo01.shtml

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