Friday, October 28, 2011

Reds All-Time, All-Name Team


One of the perks of having the oldest franchise in professional sports is the long list of unusual names that have played for the team. Throughout it's 142-year history, Cincinnati has accumulated a who's-who of outrageous player names.

And for your viewing and reading pleasure, I've compiled a 25-man roster full of the best I could find. Caution: If you don't find some of the following names to be amusing, I seriously question (with the utmost respect) if you have any sense of humor at all.

Cincinnati Reds All-Time, All-Name Team

C - *Bubbles Hargrave (1921-28)
1B - Snake Deal (1906)
2B - Chappy Charles (1909-10)
SS - Pee-Wee Wanninger (1927)
3B - Skeeter Barnes (1983-84, '89)
LF - Buttercup Dickerson (1978-79)
CF - Icicle Reeder (1884)
RF - Jim Greengrass (1952-55)
P - Mysterious Walker (1910)

Reserves:
INF - Pokey Reese (1997-2001)
INF - Cookie Rojas (1962)
C - Spud Davis (1937-38)
OF - Cuckoo Christensen (1926-27)
OF - Bug Holliday (1889-98)
OF - Peanuts Lowrey (1949-50)

Pitching staff:
P - Boom-Boom Beck (1945)
P - Three Finger Brown (1913)
P - Icebox Chamberlain (1892-94)
P - Cannonball Crane (1891)
P - Peaches Davis (1936-39)
P - Brownie Foreman (1896)
P - *Noodles Hahn (1899-05)
P - Silver King (1893)
P - Rocky Stone (1943)
P - Twink Twining (1916)

*Member of The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

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