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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 .” (Don’t ask how I got started on this). My favorites, in chronological order:
Bunny Brief , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , but I suppose that’s a post for another day.
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URLs in this post:
 Bunny: http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=bunny
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 Bunny Brief: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/briefbu01.shtml
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 Bunny Fabrique: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fabribu01.shtml
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 Hugh “Bunny” High: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/highhu01.shtml
 Sylvester Bunny: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bunny-001syl
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 Delbert Duckworth: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=duckwo001del
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