Saturday, October 29, 2011

Best Nicknames in Sports, Volume III

Back with more nicknames today. At some point, I'm sure we'll run out of good ones, but in the meantime...

In case you missed them, check out the links to Volume I and Volume II.

Now, Volume III:

Reggie Jackson - Major League Outfielder, 1967-1987
"Mr. October"
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Andy Dalton - NFL Quarterback, 2011-Present
"The Red Rifle"
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Trent Edwards - NFL Quarterback, 2007-Present
"Captain Checkdown"
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Craig Heyward - NFL Running Back, 1988-1998
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Jimmy Wynn - Major League Outfielder, 1963-1977
"The Toy Cannon"
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Bobby Hebert - NFL Quarterback, 1985-1996
"The Cajun Cannon"
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Dick Lane - NFL Defensive Back, 1952-1965
"Night Train"
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Ken Stabler - NFL Quarterback, 1968-1984
"The Snake"
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Tom Gordon - Major League Pitcher, 1988-2009
"Flash Gordon"
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Kenny Smith - NBA Guard, 1987-1997
"The Jet"
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B.J. Raji - NFL Defensive Tackle, 2009-Present
"The Freezer"

Jevon Kearse - NFL Defensive End, 1999-2009
"The Freak"
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Chuck Bednarik - NFL Linebacker, 1949-1962
"Concrete Charlie"
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Red Grange - NFL Halfback, 1925-1934
"The Galloping Ghost"
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Robert Parish - NBA Center, 1976-1997
"The Chief"
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And lots of good stuff from our readers after Volume II, here's a few of the best ones:

Marvin Barnes - NBA Forward/Center, 1976-1980
"Bad News"
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Vinnie Johnson - NBA Guard, 1979-1992
"The Microwave"
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Andres Galarraga - Major League First Baseman, 1985-2004
"The Big Cat"
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Lenny Dykstra - Major League Outfielder, 1985-1996
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Walter Johnson - Major League Pitcher, 1907-1927
"The Big Train"
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Wilt Chamberlain - NBA Center, 1959-1973
"The Big Dipper"
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Glen Davis - NBA Forward, 2007-Present
"Big Baby"
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Earl Monroe - NBA Guard, 1967-1980
"The Pearl"
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Dominique Wilkins - NBA Forward, 1982-1999
"The Human Highlight Film"
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Sorry Cory, until Wayne Rooney actually earns the nickname "The White Pele" there's no way he makes the list. But, as promised here's one of his former Man U teammates:

Paul Scholes - Professional Soccer Player, 1994-2011
"The Ginger Prince"
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