Best AL Player Nicknames

Last week, we did the Best NL Nicknames of all-time.  Today, we're taking a look at the American League.  There is no science behind this list... we reviewed the names and picked the ones that we liked.  We tried to pick a variety of notable and recognizable nicknames as well as some flat out awkward and hysterical names.  We hope that you'll comment and give us your favorites.

New York Yankees
Joltin' Joe/Yankee Clipper - Joe Dimaggio
Poosh 'em up Tony - Tony Lazzeri
The Great Bambino/Sultan of Swat - Babe Ruth

Boston Red Sox
Oil Can - Dennis Boyd
The Splendid Splinter - Ted Williams
Big Papi - David Ortiz

Tampa Bay Rays
Zorilla - Ben Zobrist
Big Game James - James Shields
Huff Daddy - Aubrey Huff

Toronto Blue Jays
Big Rude - John Olerud
Liberty Bell - George Bell
El Cabeza - Tony Fernandez

Baltimore Orioles
Brooksie/Hoover - Brooks Robinson
Steady Eddie - Eddie Murray
Iron Man - Cal Ripken, Jr.

Minnesota Twins
Bombo - Bombo Rivera
Herbie - Kent Hrbek
Killer - Harmon Killebrew

Cleveland Indians
Rapid Robert - Bob Feller
The Grey Eagle - Tris Speaker
The Human Rain Delay - Mike Hargrove

Chicago White Sox
Shoeless Joe - Joe Jackson
Big Hurt - Frank Thomas
Little Louie - Luis Aparicio

Detroit Tigers
The Mechanical Man - Charlie Gehringer
Georgia Peach - Ty Cobb
Notorious I.N.G.E. - Brandon Inge

Kansas City Royals
Mullet - George Brett
Mexicutioner - Joakim Soria
Bo - Bo Jackson

Anaheim Angels
Ryan Express - Nolan Ryan
Bluto - Andy Messersmith
Mr. Angel/Kingfish - Tim Salmon

Texas Rangers
Juan Gone - Juan Gonzalez
Capital Punisher/Hondo - Frank Howard
Fruit Loops - Mickey Tettleton

Oakland A's
Indian Bob - Bob Johnson
Catfish - Catfish Hunter
Mr. October - Reggie Jackson

Junior - Ken Griffey, Jr.
A-Rod - Alex Rodriguez
The Big Unit - Randy Johnson


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