Sansho1 completed a Herculean task: he compiled a database of all of the nicknames that we’ve seen come and go in this city. Baseball-reference has many player nicknames, and others came from memory. When you look at a list like this, you get a sense of the history of baseball we’ve had in this town. A lot of these guys would have given their left one to get to go to the playoffs every year, like these Braves have done — we’ve only missed the playoffs five times in the last 22 years. And they had awesome nicknames. Enjoy.

Multiple Nicknames  
Henry Aaron The Hammer
  Hammerin’ Hank
  Bad Henry
Greg Maddux Mad Dog
  The Professor
Orlando Cepeda Cha Cha
  Baby Bull
Ralph Garr Road Runner
Deion Sanders Neon Deion
  Prime Time
Melky Cabrera Melk Man
Darrell Evans Howdy Doody
Terry Forster Fat Tub of Goo
Alex Gonzalez Sea Bass
Ray King Burger
Willie Montanez Hot Dog
Tom Paciorek Wimpy
Milt Pappas Gimpy
Lonnie Smith Skates
Dave Nicholson Swish
Alternate Names  
Johnnie Baker Dusty
Lee Capra Buzz
John Francona Tito
Jesus Frias Pepe
Clarence Gaston Cito
Roland Jackson Sonny
Larry Jones Chipper
Abraham Miller Corky
Alvin Moore Junior
Joseph Reyes Jo-Jo
Eddie Solomon Buddy J
Same Nickname, Multiple Players  
Jim Bouton  
Hank Fischer  
Tim Hudson Bulldog
Claude Raymond  
Jeff Francoeur Frenchy
Antonio Alfonseca El Pulpo
Sandy Alomar, Sr. Iron Pony
Larvell Blanks Sugar Bear
Clay Carroll Hawk
Danny Frisella Bear
Andres Galarraga The Big Cat
Fred McGriff Crime Dog
Felix Millan The Cat
Bob Watson Bull
Marvin Freeman Starvin’ Marvin
Willie Harrie Harris Fast Willie
Mark Whiten Hard Hittin’
Rico Carty Beeg Boy
Steve Lyons Psycho
Name Variations  
Mark Lemke Lemmer
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Salty
Dale Murphy Murph
John Smoltz Smoltzie
Tom Glavine Glav
Rafael Furcal Fookie
Bobby Bonilla Bobby-Bo
Steve Bedrosian Bedrock
Mack Jones The Knife
Wally Joyner World
Johnny Lee Odom Blue Moon
Marty Perez Taco
Gerald Williams Ice
Jimmy Wynn Toy Cannon
Juan Berenguer Senor Smoke
Dennis Martinez El Presidente
Gary Matthews Sarge
Hoyt Wilhelm Old Sarge
John Montefusco Count
Norm Charlton Sheriff
Jeff Blauser Bud Man
Joe Boever Saver
Barry Bonnell Preacher
Al Hrabosky The Mad Hungarian
Jeff Reardon The Terminator
Billy Wagner The Kid
Rafael Belliard Pac-Man
Juan Francisco El Niño Destructor
Oddibe McDowell Young Again
Bruce Benedict Eggs
Non Words  
Phil Niekro Knucksie
Not A Nickname!  
Biff Pocoroba