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Baseball Player Name of the Week

Posted By Emma Span On April 6, 2011 @ 3:14 pm In Baseball,Emma Span,Games We Play,Player Name of the Week | Comments Disabled

There are quite a few excellent player names and nicknames involving “Bunny [1].” (Don’t ask how I got started on this). My favorites, in chronological order:


Bunny Brief [3], who played in 184 games over parts of 4 seasons from 1912 to 1917, and who was actually born Anthony John Grzeszkowski (neither Bunny-related, nor brief; discuss).


Bunny Fabrique [5], who played for the Brooklyn team (then the Robins) in 1916 and 1917, and who sounds from the name like a seductive French lingerie model.


Hugh “Bunny” High [7], onetime Yankee outfielder (1915-1918) and possibly the best player of the lot, though that’s not saying much – for some reason the real stars are rarely called “Bunny.”

And the last great baseball Bunny, Sylvester Bunny [8], who played in the minors from 1947 to 1948. Bunny has gone out of vogue as a name and a nickname since then, perhaps as players have gotten bigger and stronger and more intimidating when they told people to never ever call them Bunny.


There are also quite a few Ducks and Duckys, and one Delbert Duckworth [10], but I suppose that’s a post for another day.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Bunny: http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=bunny

[2] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Bunny_Brief.jpg

[3] Bunny Brief: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/briefbu01.shtml

[4] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Bunny_Fabrique.jpg

[5] Bunny Fabrique: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fabribu01.shtml

[6] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Hugh_High.jpg

[7] Hugh “Bunny” High: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/highhu01.shtml

[8] Sylvester Bunny: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bunny-001syl

[9] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/intimate_argument.png

[10] Delbert Duckworth: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=duckwo001del

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