Like baseball cards and Cracker Jack, nicknames are an integral part of the culture of baseball. From Babe Ruth to the Ryan Express, nicknames often reflect a player's abilities, ethnicity, or personality. Here are the best nicknames from America's national pastime.
Baseball Player / 1946 - 1999
James "Catfish" Hunter got his nickname from Charles Finley, owner of the Kansis City Athletics, who thought the young pitcher needed a flashy new name. Finley made up a story that Hunter caught a giant catfish as a youngster.
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