Baseball Hall of Fame Birth Names & Nicknames

Every Hall of Fame Players Birth Name & Nicknames

The few, the elite, the enshrined members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Listed below in alphabetical order is the complete membership to the baseball hall of fame including Negro League players, non-players, executives/pioneers, umpires and managers.

Most fans are aware of the common name give each player, but few remember their full name or some of the nicknames they received during their playing days. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the data you need to bring back those memories.

"I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June." - Hall of Famer Carl 'Yaz' Yastrzemski
Hall of Fame Members Birth Names & Nicknames

Full Names & Nicknames of Hall of Fame Members

Birth Names of Hall of Famers

Nicknames of Hall of Famers

Hammerin' Hank

Old Pete, Pete

Robbie

Smokey

Sparky

Cap, Pops

El Grande de Venezuela, Little Louie, Luisito

Luke, Old Aches and Pains

Richie, Putt-Putt, Whitey

Rock

Bags, Baggy, Jeff

Frank, Home Run

Beauty

Ernie, Mr. Cub

Albert Joseph Barlick

Al

Edward Grant Barrow

Ed

Eagle Eye

James Bell

Cool Papa

Chief

Yogi

Bert, The Dutchman, The Minnesota Gopher

Chicken Man

Sunny Jim

Lou

The Duke of Tralee

Mullet

Lou

Big Dan

Three Finger, Miner

Willard Jessie Brown
Home Run

Morgan Gardner Bulkeley

Jim

Crab

Campy

Rod

Scoops

Lefty, Steve

The Kid

Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr.

Baby Bull, Cha Cha

Henry Chadwick

Husk, The Peerless Leader

Albert Benjamin Chandler

Happy

Oscar McKinley Charleston

Happy Jack

Nestor L. Chylak

Cap

Bob

The Georgia Peach, Ty

Mickey

Cocky, Eddie

Jimmy

The Kentucky Colonel

The Old Roman

Jocko

Thomas Henry Connolly

Stan

Bobby

Wahoo Sam

Joe

Candy

Kiki

Raymond Emmett Dandridge

Ray

Gorgeous

The Hawk

Leon Day

Dizzy

Big Ed

Bill

Martin Dihigo

El Inmortal

Joltin' Joe, The Yankee Clipper

Larry

Bobby

Barney Dreyfuss

Big D, Don

Lippy, The Lip

The Eck

William G. Evans

Crab, Johnny, Trojan

Buck

Red

Bob, Rapid Robert

Rick

Rollie

Pudge

Chairman of the Board, Whitey

William Hendrick Foster

Bill

Andrew Foster

Rube

Nellie

Double X, Jimmie, The Beast

Ford Christopher Frick

Frankie, The Fordham Flash

Gentle James, Pud

Buster, Lou, The Iron Horse

Charlie, The Mechanical Man

Bob, Hoot

Josh Gibson

Warren Giles

Pat Gillick

Tom

Goofy, Lefty

Joe, Flash

Goose

Goose, The White Gorilla

Hammerin' Hank

Junior, Ken, The Kid

Old Fox

Ole Stubblebeard

Lefty

Super Vlad, Vlad the Impaler, Vladdy

Mr. Padre, Tony

Chick

Pop

Doc, Roy

Sliding Billy

Foxy Ned, Ned

William Harridge

Bucky

Gabby, Old Tomato Face

Doug Harvey

Slug

The Man of Steal

Billy

The White Rat, Whitey
Hoffy

Hoop

Rajah

Schoolboy

Robert Cal Hubbard

King Carl, The Meal Ticket

The Mighty Mite

William A. Hulbert

Catfish

Monte

Mr. October, Reggie

Stonewall

Fergie

Ee-Yah

Byron Bancroft Johnson

Ban

Randy, The Big Unit

William Julius Johnson

Judy

Barney, The Big Train

Chipper, C.J.

Addie

Al, Mr. Tiger

Sir Timothy, Smiling Tim

Wee Willie

Joe

High Pockets

King

Killer

Mr. Home Run

Chuck, The Hoosier Hammer

William Joseph Klem

Bill, Catfish

Sandy

Bowie Kuhn

Larry

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Tony

Tom, Tommy

Poosh 'Em Up Tony

Bob

Walter Fenner Leonard

Buck

Fred, Freddie, Lindy

John Henry Lloyd

Pop

Bocci, Ernie, Schnozz

Al

Ted

Connie, The Tall Tactician

Leland S. MacPhail, Jr.

Lee

Leland S. MacPhail, Sr.

Larry

Greg, Mad Dog, The Professor

The Commerce Comet, Mick

Heinie

Rabbit

Manito

Rube

Gar, El Papa, Papi
El Grande Pedro (The Great Pedro), Petey

Eddie

Big Six, Christy, Matty

Say Hey

Bill, Maz

Joseph Vincent McCarthy

Marse Joe

Tom, Tommy

Stretch

Iron Man, Joe

William A. McGowan

Little Joe Chest

Little Napoleon, Mugsy

Bill, Deacon

Bid

Ducky, Muscles

Marvin Julian Miller

Johnny, The Big Cat

Ignitor, Molly

Little Joe

Jack

Steady Eddie

Stan, Stan the Man

Mike, Moose

Hal, Prince Hal

Kid

Knucksie, Phil

Walter O'Malley
Walt
Hank, The Reverand

Orator Jim

Master Melvin, Mel

Satchel

Cakes, Jim

Herb, The Knight of Kennett Square

Big Doggie, Tony

The Ancient Mariner

Mike

Eddie, Gettysburg Eddie

Puck

Old Hoss

Rock, Tim

Pee Wee, The Little Colonel

Sam

The Boston Strongboy

Mahatma

Cal, Iron Man

Hammer of God, Mo, Sandman, The Panama Express

Jeptha

Phil, Scooter

The Vacuum Cleaner

Robby

Jackie

Uncle Robbie

I-Rod, Pudge

Wilbur Rogan

Bullet

Red

Jacob Ruppert
Colonel, Jake

The Hoosier Thunderbolt

Babe, Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Babe

The Ryan Express

Ryno

Pizza, Ron

Cracker, Ray

Iron Mike, Mike, Schmitty

Red

John Boland Schuerholz Jr.

Tom, Tom Terrific

Frank Gibson Selee

Allan Huber Selig
Bud
Joe

Al, Bucketfoot Al

Simba

Gentleman George, Gorgeous George, Sizzler

Country

Hilton Smith

Big Lee

Ozzie, The Wizard

Smoltzie, Smoltzy

Duke, The Duke of Flatbush, The Silver Fox

Billy the Kid

Hooks, Spahnie

Al

Spoke, The Grey Eagle, Tris

Pops, Willie

Norman Thomas Stearnes

Turkey

Casey, The Ole Perfessor

Don

Bill, Memphis Bill

The Big Hurt
Jim, Jimmy, The Pride of Peoria, Thomer

Big Sam, Sam

Joe

Joe
Tram

Pie

Dazzy

Arky

William Louis Veeck, Jr.

Bill

Rube

Honus, The Flying Dutchman

Bobby, Little Rhody

Big Ed

Little Poison

Big Poison

Monte

Earl Sidney Weaver

Doodles

George Martin Weiss

Mickey, Smiling Mickey

Willie James Wells

Devil

Buck, Zack

Deacon

Old Sarge

Sweet Swingin' Billy

Joe Williams

Cyclone, Smokey Joe

Dick

Kid, Ted, Teddy Ballgame, Thumper, The Splendid Splinter

Vic

Hack

Dave

George Wright

William Henry Wright

Harry

Gus

Yaz

Thomas Austin Yawkey

Tom

Cy, Cyclone

Pep

The Kid

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Hall of Fame Members Birth Names & Nicknames



Did you know that Joe DiMaggio was introduced in ballparks (after his Major League career) by another nickname — "The Greatest Living Ballplayer!"

James Galvin , who was better known as Pud, had another great nickname which was probably better suited to his pitching skills: "The Little Steam Engine".

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