Department of Rockin' Baseball Names We Hadn't Heard Before

Icebox Chamberlain
1888-89 Goodwin & Company

Chappie Charles
1909 American Tobacco Co.

Pop Corkhill
1887-1890 Old Judge/Goodwin & Co.

Handsome Henry Boyle
1887 Buchner Gold Coin

Steamer Flanagan
1909 American Tobacco Co.

Moose Grimshaw
1909 American Tobacco Co.

Hunky Hines
1887 Goodwin & Co.

Honest John Morrell
1887 Goodwin & Co. 
(actually, Honest John looks hunky and Hunky looks honest)
Old Hoss Radbourn
1887 Goodwin & Co.

Bugs Raymond
1911 American Tobacco Co.

Tubby Spencer
1910 American Tobacco Co.

Dolly Stark
1910 American Tobacco Co.

Dummy Taylor
1910 American Tobacco Co.

Sailor Stroud
1911 American Tobacco Co.

Rollie Zeider
1912 American Tobacco Co.
Pud Galvin
1888 Goodwin & Co.

Gavvy Cravath
1910 American Tobacco Co.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Romeo & Juliet, II, ii, 1-2

All images are from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection


dayf said...

What, no Creepy Crespi? Of course these cards are a little before his time...

Corky said...

I love the Old Hoss Radbourn card, a little known fact but baseball games used to be played on tile floors. Go ahead, Google it.

Core Contrarian said...

Bud Weiser and Urban Shocker are out there somewhere too.

SingleDaddyof2 said...

Very nice selection of names! Cool cards too! But I wonder, what did that one player do (or fail to do) that got him the name "Dummy"?

dayf said...

Please look at this and comment at your earliest convenience.


Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

It looks like the artist disagreed with "Handsome"'s nickname.

The Wax Wombat said...

I must own that Corkhill!

Peterson said...

what a great crowd. I feel stupid for ever wanting a nickname now.

capewood said...

Icebox Chamberlain? My Mom's maiden name was Chamberlain. I think I'll pretend Icebox is a relative.

Daniel said...

I've actually heard of Icebox, because I believe he once gave up 6 HRs in a game but still got the win. It came up a few years ago because Tim Wakefield did the same thing in a game at Detroit, and was the first one to accomplish it since ol' Icebox.