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Because baseball gives great nicknames.

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Names are a great part of baseball. The history of the sport is filled with amazing names of players, a lot of which are just weird nicknames that stuck because it was the early 1900s. The Yankees are no different. For this week's Q&A question, I asked the PSA staff what some of their favorite Yankee names are.

Q: The draft was last week and one of the best parts of it is the fun names of some of the players drafted. What's your all-time favorite Yankees' name?


Gotta be Chicken Hawks.

Greg P.

I think the recency diminishes how great the name is, but I'll take Didi Gregorius. The first name (though a nickname) is great in itself. Then add in Gregorius (my first name is Greg) and you have a well-rounded, amusing yet strong name.


Mark me down for Snuffy Stirnweiss, please.


I'd have to say that 1940's infielder Snuffy Stirnweiss holds the Yankees all-time record for name value above replacement. Sadly his nickname wasn't short for Snuffleupagus, but I prefer to assume that it was.

For more recent players, I'll give an honorable mention to Aaron Guiel, simply because he inspired the classic John Sterling home run call, "Aaron Guiel wears a smile!"


Got to go with one of the classics, Urban Shocker; born with the even more fun name of Urbain Jacques Shockcor.


I'm going all the way back to the 2005 season, where this guy played in 64 games. Now, I was just a little kid, but this pitcher's name always stuck with me: Tanyon Sturtze. Being in elementary school, where you laugh at everything, I would always just laugh when I heard his name. He may not have been the best player (4.73 ERA that season), but man, what a name.

Matt F.

If Icezack Fleming manages to make it to the big leagues, I'd say he's gonna be a pretty easy choice for number one, but since that hasn't happened, here is my top three:

3. Back in the pre-Yankees days, the then Highlanders had the delightfully named Queenie O'Rourke.

2. Cuddles Marshall played parts of three seasons for the Yankees.

1. But number one is Bob Unglaub. On the surface, that name doesn't sound that fun, but I really like that the last name sounds like an onomatopoeia of someone chugging a drink.

Those are our answers and now it's your turn. What are your favorite names of Yankee players past or present?