Bad Baseball Names
KUNTZ AND RANDYS
RUSTY KUNTZ Kuntz had a .236 lifetime batting average — seems his bat was rusty, too. Good ol’ Rusty. I cherish my Rusty Kuntz baseball cards more than anything. They’re worth about a nickel apiece, but the joy I got out of seeing the name “Rusty Kuntz” is priceless. He inspired this list and my fascination for bad baseball names. Thanks, Kuntz!
RANDY JOHNSON It sounds like a nice enough name — then, upon further inspection, you’ll discover it is the filthiest name in baseball history. Let’s do the math. Randy = horny. As in “Do I make you randy?” Johnson = penis. As in “My johnson itches in this jock!” That makes Randy Johnson a double threat and just another way of saying “horny penis.” Maybe it’s not a coincidence that his nickname is the Big Unit, which, again, is just another way of saying “horny penis.” (Note: To be fair, there have been three Randy Johnsons in the history of baseball. The other two were position players in the early ’80s.)
RANDY BUSH Just as Superman has Bizarro, Randy Johnson has Randy Bush. Unfortunately, the baseball gods never saw fit to have these two double sexual innuendoes face each other. Outfielder Randy B. was in the American League while pitcher Randy J. was in the National, so the world never got to see what would happen if a randy bush squared off against a randy johnson. We know who’d win this one, though, don’t we fellas?
Perry was also the lord of spitballs
A GAYLORD, A BOOZER, A PUTZ
GAYLORD PERRY Truly one of my all-time favorite baseball names. He was not only named Gaylord. And Perry. He was famous for spitting on his balls. Gaylord Perry has the gayest name since the late 19th century infielder Pussyfoot Hymen. But Pussyfoot isn’t in the Hall of Fame, is he?
TIM SPOONEYBARGER His name doesn’t have any sexual connotation. It’s just freakin’ stupid. Say it out loud. Spooney-barger! Now, try not to laugh. Spooneybarger hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2003. Maybe he’d do better as an H.R. Pufnstuf character.
JUNG BONG Sounds like a character in a Cheech and Chong movie. If the Korean pitcher was about 30 years older, we could have seen a match up with this guy…
JOHN BOOZER It’s one of those match-ups baseball fan dream about…Bob Gibson vs. Nolan Ryan…Roger Clemens vs. Sandy Koufax…but wouldn’t you rather see the outcome of Boozer vs. Bong? It would answer a lot of questions, wouldn’t it?
J.J. PUTZ It’s a pretty bad name. But when you learn what his parents really wanted to name him, you realize he got lucky. I mean, would Topps even print a baseball card with the name Pussyfart McQueef?
DOE BOYLAND I just like this one because it sounds like the name of Michael Jackson’s next estate.
COCO CRISP Mmmm…Coco Crisp
He was born John Dicksus, but apparently he had a better name in mind
A PARADE OF DICKS
Here are more baseball players named after male anatomy:
JOHNNY DICKSHOT The wonderful thing about this name is that it can be read two ways — both equally offensive. Dicks-hot or Dick-shot. That’s versatility. Johnny also called himself the “ugliest man in baseball.” His dick couldn’t have been too pretty either.
PETE LaCOCK This is a French name, which translates, literally, to Pete The Dick.
DICK HOOVER As fate would have it (cheap joke in…1…2…3…) Dick Hoover sucked. Career stats: 0-0 W-L, 4.7 IP, 7.71 ERA. Oddly, this is also Paris Hilton’s nickname on her prison softball team.
DICK LITTLEFIELD Dick. Little. In the same name? Oh, no, no. Not surprisingly, in a nine-season career, pitcher Dick Littlefield never had a winning record. Size does matter.
DICK COX Legend has is that he was such a dick they named him twice.
DICK BURNS In his sophomore season in 1884, Dick won 23 games. The next season, he pitched three innings and never played professional ball again. If only he had some ointment. Sounds bad, don’t it? But not as bad as this guy…
DICK GREEN Dick was also green when it came to hitting. He finished two different seasons with a batting average under .200. But at least he never had that burning sensation.
DICK WANTZ …I could only imagine. He didn’t get a long career in baseball. He pitched only one inning for the 1965 Angels.
DICK LANE He’s most famous for being the punch line to the joke: What’s around the corner from Ass Place?…
DICK HUNT This was also the name of a 1979 porno flick based on “Sea Hunt.”
DICK POLE I got nothing. But do I really need it?
DICK MANVILLE The most masculine name ever…since Cock Knocker?
DICKIE FLOWERS The most un-masculine name ever…since Pussyfoot Hymen?
DICK FOWLER The most disturbing name ever?