Monday, January 2, 2012

December 26, 2011 - January 1, 2012 Real names of guys we know by their nicknames

Q.         Dorrel Norman Elvert
Hint:     Carroll Walter
Hint:     George John
Hint:     Charles Augustus
Hint:     Mizell George
Hint:     Francis Michael
Twint:    Edward Charles
Twint:    Vernon Sprague
A.         “Whitey” (Herzog; Lockman; Kurowski; Alperman; Platt; Wistert; Wilshere; Ford)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         Harold Delano
Hint:     Robert Leon
Hint:     Clarence Edward
Hint:     Charles William
Hint:     Alfred Lee
Twint:    Clell Lavern
Twint:    Walter John
A.         “Butch” (Wynegar; Huskey; Metzger; Wensloff; Benton; Hobson; Henline)
FCR -    Gregg Gaylord, Chicago

Q.         Francis Joseph
Hint:     Frank Joseph
Hint:     Alfonzo DeFord
Hint:     Claude Preston
Hint:     Aldon Jay
Twint:    Robert Moses
Twint:    Vernon Louis
Twint:    Silas Clarke
A.         “Lefty” (O’Doul; Hoerst; Davis; Williams; Wilkie; Grove; Gomez; Herring)
FCR -    Frank DiPrima, Morristown, NJ

Q.         John Henry
Hint:     Charles Marvin
Hint:     Edward Christopher
Hint:     William Frederick
Hint:     Frank Edward
Twint:    Charles N.
Twint:    Walter Merrill
A.         “Pop” (Lloyd; Smith; Tate; Schriver; Corkhill; Snyder; Williams)
FCR -    Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

Q.         Frank John
Hint:     Edward Harrison
Hint:     Franklin Burton
Hint:     Emil Henry
Hint:     Walter Henry
Hint:     Robert Clyde
Twint:    Lambert Daniel
Twint:    Sterling Alpa
Twint:    Emil John
Twint:    Hubert Benjamin
A.         “Dutch” (Henry, Zwilling, Wetzel, Levsen, Ruether, Holland, Meyer, Stryker, Leonard, Leonard)
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee's Summit, MO

Q.         Michael Riley
Hint:     Vivian
Hint:     Harley Park
Hint:     James Thompson
Hint:     Horace Robert
Twint:    Eustace James
Twint:    Frank Carl
Twint:    Samuel Beryl
A.         “Doc” (Powers; Potts; Parker; Prothro; Ozmer; Newton; Reisling; Ralston)
FCR -    Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

Q.         Harry Elwood
Hint:     Bryan Edmund
Hint:     Lawrence George
Twint:    Julius Joseph
Twint:    Myron Frederick
A.         “Moose” (McCormick; Haas; Stubing; Solters; Grimshaw)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         James Thomas
Hint:     George Washington
Hint:     George Warren
Hint:     Walter George
Twint:    Louis W.
Twint:    James J.
A.         “Jumbo” (Elliott; McGinnis; Latham; Brown; Schoeneck; Davis)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         Who finished behind only teammate Willie Mays in the 1954 National League batting race?
Hint:     That was the best season of his career and he led the league with 212 hits.
Hint:     Only Whitely Lockman had more at-bats for the New York Giants in the 1950s.
Hint:     He learned to bat by hitting corn kernels with a broom handle bat.  His father, who had played in the majors, was the pitcher.
Hint:     In 2001, in a gesture of respect, he was elected to the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame even though he had never played for them.
Twint:    He sprained his ankle sliding into third base and had to be replaced just before Bobby Thomson hit his famous home run.
Twint:    It was his roommate who pinch ran for him and soon thereafter scored.
A.         Don Mueller who passed away Friday (1954 BA .342 to Mays’s .345; Lockman had 4,130 AB to Mueller’s 4,057; Thompson’s HR 03-Oct-1951; Pinch-runner Clint Hartung)
FCR -    Peter Beagle, Oakland

Q.         Plateau Preston Rex
Hint:     Robert Abial
Hint:     Patrick Henry
Hint:     Charles Henry
Hint:     Leon Kessling
Hint:     Absalom Holbrook
Twint:    Urban Clarence
Twint:    Charles Herbert
Twint:    Albert Fred
A.         “Red” (Cox; Rolfe; Shea; Barrett; Ames; Wingo; Faber; Ruffing; Schoendienst)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         Albert Bluford
Hint:     Raymond Bloom
Hint:     Reuben Henry
Hint:     Alexander John
Hint:     John Cleave
Twint:    George Edward
Twint:    Richard William
Twint:    Andrew
A.         “Rube” (Walker; Bressler; Oldring; Schauer; Benton; Waddell; Marquard; Foster)
FCR -    Gregg Gaylord, Chicago

Q.         Ernest Gordon
Hint:     Ralph Arthur
Hint:     Charles Benjamin
Hint:     Werner Joseph
Hint:     Boris Michael
Twint:    Ellsworth Tenney
Twint:    Floyd Caves
A.         “Babe” (Phelps; Pinelli; Adams; Birrer; Martin; Dahlgren; Herman)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         Gomer Russell
Hint:     Alvis Newman
Hint:     Ross Emil
Hint:     Truman Eugene
Hint:     William Wilkes
Twint:    Cecil Carlton
Twint:    James Otto
A.         “Tex” (Wilson; Shirley; Erwin; Clevenger; Covington; Hughson; Carleton)
FCR -    Al Blumkin, Brooklyn

Q.         John Stephen Michael
Hint:     Grover William
Hint:     Carroll Elmer
Hint:     James Laurie
Twint:    James Thomas
Twint:    Charles Louis
A.         “Deacon” (Donahue; Jones; Jones; White*; McGuire; Phillippe)
FCR -    Bill Garrod, Edgewood, WA
*Check out THAT cookie duster!

WEEKLY THEME – Names not given them at birth, but rather how we know them in baseball.  (Apologies to all those who were looking for a deeper meaning.)

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Nobody

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