Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This being the day typically associated with things that go bump in the night, it only seems fitting to do baseball players whose nicknames correspond to such things. One obvious choice would be Dick "Monster" Radatz, who not only has a nickname more than suitable for Halloween, but who I've also already written about, saving me a bit of effort! And speaking of saving me some effort, Halloween always aims to be creepy, and who knows more about that than Creepy Crespi?
But fear not, I'm not copping out with a couple of mere linkbacks. There's also Jo-Jo Moore, known as The Gause Ghost. The first part of that nickname comes from his hometown, Gause, TX, while second part comes from his supposed frail appearance, although I rather think this photo tells you all you need to know. Moore was a leadoff hitter for the Giants for many years, and an incredibly difficult man to strike zone, never going down without contact more than thirty-seven times in a season.
Sadly, that's all I can find insofar as truly Halloween-related names go, but a trio isn't bad, after all. Happy Halloween, everyone.