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Name an MLB player from deep in your childhood memories.

Name an MLB player from deep in your childhood memories.

gumbynice

Ryan Theriot of course


MisterStinkyBug

Also Mike Fontenot


Mjb06

I don’t know why I can’t think of Fontenot without thinking of Theriot too.


Duhawk96

Same for me, i think it’s because they both have the silent T in their last names, both middle infielders, and they both had like no power


ZJS102

Were both from Lousiana and were college teammates at LSU too.


hereisnoY

Both World Series winners with the Giants!


redneckvet

Kosuke Fukudome I always loved pronouncing his name incorrectly (fuck you do me)


slothytc2

He's still banging out homers in the NPB 😎


rollsram

Magglio Ordonez


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That hair… that beautiful hair…


lemonpjb

Plácido Polanco.


doyouevenIift

Oh-eee-oh…


Next_Gen_Nyquil_

Maaaaaaa-glio


InevitableBarnacle

Pokey Reese


GreatWhite102

Fuck yeah. Him and D'Angelo Jimenez were absolutely my favorite players as a kid for absolutely no other reason than I loved their names. But at least Pokey had his good moments


cortesoft

Jesus this thread is making me feel old.


chipsfontana

Matt Stairs


AstrosTrashCan16

"Fuck Matt Stairs" -Jonathan Broxton


adhoch18

Rips one into the night!


TrailGuideSteve

I expected nostalgia in this thread. Instead of have encountered severe ptsd.


[deleted]

That’s Matt “The GOAT” Stairs to you casuals


TheCowardlyLion_

Jacque Jones


Lukey_Jangs

We used to call him Jacques “Strap” Jones


Ice_water_plz

Skip Schumaker


cheddarhead

David Eckstein


Ice_water_plz

For sure WS mvp


fsburk

Scott Spiezio


JustATonofQuestions

Édgar Rentería


thrawaway9991

Famous for the ending of 3 different World Series


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Al-a-Gorey

🎶 I like Edgar Renteria, I like Pablo Sandoval, I’ve seen a couple ballparks but I, want to see em all! 🎶


santig91

Can't agree more !!! Probably the best MLB player from Colombia 🇨🇴


lordbloodstar

Sox fan and Rent-a-wreck. Maybe you don’t remember his time in Boston.


ScroogeMcFuck69

Ronnie belliard


SLR107FR-31

Helped us win in 06!


freakyfastharvick

Hey that’s mine too! I watched him hit a walk off homerun at the first game I ever went to as a youngin


ScroogeMcFuck69

Memeber him having a walkoff in the playoffs for the doyers in 09 iirc


sfinkster7

Thurman Munson


cspbird

Wow. You’re old as shit. Good for you, man.


JLemke33

In this thread: Dudes I traded for in MVP baseball


myerburg311

Jason Bay every time


YouGO_GlennCoCo

TESSSAAAYYYY


Melodic-Bug-9022

The Candyman, Candy Maldonado


3lgu4p0

Its crazy to me as an 80s kid that Candy played with Chris Speier, who played with Willie Mays.


kent814

Kevin KOUUUUUUUUZMANOFFFFF


YourThotsArentFacts

Kouz at 3rd, Greene at SS, Loretta at 2nd, AGon at 1st, what a great infield


3lgu4p0

Pete Incaviglia. Oil Can Boyd struck him out four times at my first Fenway game.


ArmadilloPenguin

I always loved Harry Caray pronouncing every letter of his name.


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ChaseH9499

I went to elementary school with his kid, same grade, same homeroom teacher. When I was young I wasn't a baseball fan so I didn't really realize just how big of a deal it was when he'd come and talk to our class about battling adversity and shit


sevivrus

He was one of the greatest employees in the history of the Springfield Nuclear Plant.


SpergSkipper

Are you better than me? Well I never met you but.....yes


penguinopph

Mickey Morandini


[deleted]

I will never not hear Harry Kalas saying that name


Johnny1America

Javy López


ButteryBaps

Marcus Giles


Jam5467

Eric Chavez


jmlswiftie420

Live in northern California. Growing up I’d see his name on so many backpacks, posters, jerseys, lunchboxes, everything.


Death2Disney

Pat Burrel. I fucking hated that guy


didhestealtheraisins

Fun fact: Pat and Tom Brady went to rival high schools and Pat was better at football than Tom, but worse at baseball.


Salty_Pancakes

West Catholic Athletic League represent! Serra also produced Gregg Jefferies. Oh yeah and some guys named Barry Bonds and Lynn Swann.


adhoch18

Pat the Bat


Fedora-Borealis

Did you have a girlfriend in Philly at the time?


KidDelicious14

=)


Acu-enya-a

Dan Uggla


NorseMithos

AND HIS NAME IS


jmlswiftie420

Nomar Garciaparra


redneckvet

Fun fact, his father is Ramon Garciaparra. That's right, Nomar is Ramon backwards


3lgu4p0

Funnest Fact: His first name is Anthony and Nomar is his middle name.


KommanderKitten

It's kind of sad and kind of funny to me that his legacy is based off of his Red Sox career (and bagging Mia Hamm) but he never won a WS with them


MattinglyDineen

Tommy John - he was the starting pitcher at the first MLB game I ever attended.


fatboy1776

I will never understand how they didn’t see his injury a mile away with that name just like poor Lou Gehrig.


PizzaSupremacist

Marquise Grissom


lordbloodstar

And Lofton flip flopping between Braves and Indians


DevilJacket2000

How to ask people their age without asking their age. Mine is Gregg Jefferies.


AyneldjaMama

I remember buying his rookie card and thinking that one day I'd be able to sell it and retire.


DevilJacket2000

This is why he’s my pick. I was obsessed with finding his rookie card. Spent all of my allowance money on junk wax packs to try and pull him. Finally did and gave my mother a heart attack from the scream I belted out. Another player was Mike Greenwell, but less so.


slumber72

I need constant reassurance that Shelly Duncan and Wilson Betemit existed and I didn’t just hallucinate and/or dream them


Hungry_Dude

I still remember Wilson Betemit making a fielding error and someone on sportscenter saying “I guess he needs a… betemit”


GOATmar_infante

I saw Wilson Betwmit hit a walk-off HR for KC in one of the years he was with us. Probably best seats I’ve had to any game, and one of my best ballpark memories.


Aggressive_Swing

Who?


luked0052

Rip to to Shelly’s bro Chris


InTheImageOfGawd

Ruben Sierra Khalil Greene Bobby Crosby


belinhoes

First white guy I’ve ever seen named Khalil


flipm0de2727

Fred McGriff


SunriseSurprise

Wait, I looked and he's not in the Hall? With 493 HR and never tied to steroids while playing during steroid ERA? wtf?


Schnauz

It’s a crime


ZeroToDeathToLose

, dawg


braveswinbraveswin

The sad truth is that if he hit just 7 more HRs he’d be a shoo-in


flipm0de2727

Tragedy. Career 52.6 WAR and OPS+ of 134 (according to baseball ref anyways). Throw in the 493 HRs and you’d be think he’d already be in


WhiteEyed1

Not to mention his timeless endorsement of Tom Emanski’s baseball training videos, which undoubtedly helped countless youth to hone their skills.


itsnursehoneybadger

Putting some respect on the Crime Dog 🙌🏻


Sackeynimh

Randy Winn


w0wzers

Howard Johnson, seeing the hotel chain as kid i thought they were his.


Nihilist_Nautilus

Ben Sheets


_meestir_

Candy Maldonado (SF Giants). As a kid, not only did he have a great name, but I’ll remember him most for his flying punch on Ozzie Smith in a brawl. [Candy to the rescue](https://youtu.be/BAGULtzuhvY)


socratesphilosophy45

The day Will Clark decided he was going tofight the whole Cardinals infield


critzboombah

Great memories! I don't remember that particular game/instance. But those giants jerseys ... So good!


Iforgotmypw2times

Andres Gallaraga.


BeerLeagueHallOfAvg

Damion Easley. A steady player during some miserable years


TheAlmightyMiguel

Kenji Johjima


Darth_JarJar92

I got his rookie card as a kid and held onto that like it was gold. Also want to add Kazuhiro Sasaki here. Safeco would go wild whenever he came out in the ninth. Never saw the place so lit before.


DanEricsson

Always played as the Mariners in MLB2k8 with Johjima and Ichiro tearing it up.


trmptjt

Ray Lankford. His daughter was in my elementary school. Also Todd Zeile because I sat next to him on a plane once in the 90s.


YoungJedi15

Aaron Miles


saulgoodman445

Brain daubach


AgathaAllAlong

Raul Mondesi


Raoh522

Jeff Bagwell. I didn't really watch baseball back in the day. I did have a demo to a baseball game on the Sega Saturn. It was just a home run derby, all I knew was Jeff Bagwell was op at hitting home runs. Found out later that he actually had a pretty good career.


eantonio21

Kevin Youkilis


AtomicBombSquad

Funny Kevin Youkilis story; Baseball-Reference's automatic URL linking system uses the first five letters of a player's last name and the first two letters of their first name. For example; Brandon Phillips would be "Phillbr". Kevin Youkilis is Jewish. His name ended up being "Youkike". Yep. Baseball-Reference eventually overrode their system and replaced the "i" with an "l", making it what it is today, "Youklke". So much better, yes...


3lgu4p0

I always spell Kike Hernandez as Keekay Hernandez so I don't get banned from the internet.


bby1999

Freddie Sanchez


itsallworthy

Kevin Brown Ishmael Valdez Brett Butler Mo Vaughn Greg Gagne Todd Hollindsworth Eric Young Jeff Shaw Steve Finley


grabsomepineraul

Mark Grudzielanek


muldervinscully

That’s rookie of the year Todd hollandsworth to you sir


RealCracko

Rich Aurilia


mcmaster93

J.t. Snow


BScottyJ

Manny Delcarmen


BruSox37

The Pride of Hyde Park!


mmeans12

junior spivey


HeyNineteen96

So Taguchi


TheTragicHottie

No. 99!!!


JRVLJRVL

Julio Franco. I’m 80 years old


DanEricsson

To be fair, he spanned a lot of people’s childhoods.


DanEricsson

Jeff Blauser and Mark Lemke.


35thStreetBets

Magglio Ordoñez


LimeSugar

Dave Kingman


rusinga_island

Homer Bush


an_unexpected_error

Dave Winfield


guesting

Chris sabo


ikilledeveryoneyay

Casey Blake


Degenerate_Baseball

Drew Stubbs


nerdpunkultra

Original Killer B member, Derek Bell.


SeannyRotten

Rusty Kuntz


seeker135

Boog Powell


TheSimpleShoe

Todd Walker


mutombochaoskampf

Ron Coomer


Quople

Bronson Arroyo


gozerthebuilder

Mike Piazza. First player I was a fan of specifically, and not just as a member of a team I was a fan of. Never could afford a Piazza jersey, sadly. Plus, I just checked his Wikipedia page and there isn't a "controversies" section, which is always nice.


ricekid69420

Casey fossum


double_dose_larry

Tanyon Sturtze


Existing_Safety_9523

Garry Sheffield


AstroWorldSecurity

Doug Drabek. He is now the pitching coach of the Amarillo Sod Poodles.


bikemonkey40

His son Kyle was a top prospect at one time. IIRC he was the main piece of Toronto sending Halladay to the Phillies.


HonestPelvis

Corey Koskie.


jujubats10

Jamey Carroll. Hong Chih Kuo


KeffJent

Marvin Benard. Hit a walkoff home run against the Dodgers in the first Giants game I went to as a kid


UpthedownHeadcase

Ben McDonald


Amazing-Potential-68

Tadahito Iguchi


lordbloodstar

Juan Guzman - I don’t much Farsi but Guz means fart so it stuck with me.


Lrdoflamancha

Harmon Killebrew, Micky Mantle, Yogi Berra


tesseracticfallacies

Buddy Groom or specifically Buck Martinez saying, "The veteran Buddy Groom" everytime he took the mound for the O's.


waitwhythisisnotfair

Ian Snell


chief_sitass

José Valentín


DickySchmidt33

Ivan DeJesus.


MuteflY

George Bell


fuckbombcore

Felix Pie


Vladdy_is_my_Daddy

Colby Rasmus


WhiskeyTango_33

Bo Jackson.


hikenmap

Babe Ruth. 4 year old me didn’t know when and where he played. I just knew he played.


OrdinaryToucan3136

When I was just a little thing, and far too uneducated to be in the real world.. I thought babe Ruth was actually black


keyzer_sozee

Javier Valentin


Suitable_Ad_1210

Tom Henke


Trinidad34

Jonny Gomes cause he hit a grand slam at the first game I ever went to


tracksuitaficionado

Mike Lieberthal


plumbermat

Ryne Sandberg


worldserieschamp

Ryan Langerhans


DanTreview

Reggie Jackson


AtomicBombSquad

Scott Hatteberg. Nobody in Cincinnati remembers him as a Red because he was the bridge at 1st base between two legends, Sean Casey and Joey Votto. But, I liked him. Edit: u/Butthead_Sinatra is right in his comment below about 'Moneyball'. I should've been more specific and I've edited the comment to reflect that nobody in Cincinnati remembers Hatteberg's time as a Red.


chuckrhett

bobby higginson


0DegreesCalvin

Willy Mo Peña


legumeshaving

Nick Swisher


Aggressive_Swing

Matt Lawson and Sal Fasano


NineColdishToes

Mike Maroth


sgt-pickles

Kelly Gruber


freakyfastharvick

I watched Ronnie Belliard hit a walk off homerun against the Orioles in like 2005


LlamaLazers

Jeff Blauser


fatboy1776

Graig Nettles I remember chanting Reggie, Reggie while I had a Reggie Bar watching the games on WPIX 11


null-sid

Corey Lidle. Back in '04, when I was a kid, I watched a Reds away game at Busch Stadium II. I don't remember any of the game except that he was the pitcher. That, and the fact that cookie cutter stadiums feel super intimidating for a 7 year old.


Bigdogbrowndog

Ron Gant


releb

Cliff Floyd


DragonPigs

Jose Cruz Jr


j0nnyADS

Phil Nevin. My friends family bought his used Escalade


CardiacCat20

Ron Karkovice was my first baseball card


Darth_JarJar92

Coco Crisp and Milton Bradley. Don’t know why I can’t remember one without the other.


I_love_avocados1

Doug Mirabelli


BrewCityChaser

Bugs Bunny


CrustyM

Candy Maldonado


Guymcpersonman

Joe Orsulak.


BlackCloudDiner143

Orsulak, but for the Orioles.


mass2550

Johnny Wockenfuss


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Paul Molitor


Radioegg

Amos Otis. He was a great player, and I also just loved how his name sounded.


muddover

Kevin Bass. I’m just gonna use him for all these name threads.


mcgriff4hall

Chris Shelton.


Jed1M1ndTr1ck

He was amazing that one April


DegradedCorn75

Jim Eisenreich


AlaDouche

Rich Amaral


Hook8

Chris Hoiles