by, Thad Abel
Who is Abner Doubleday? Abner was born on June 26, 1819 and achieved the rank of Major General for the United States Army and the Union Army. He fought in the Mexican-American War, Third Seminole War, Civil War, and the American Indian War. Besides that, he invented the game of baseball, well, maybe! According to many baseball historians, Abner Doubleday has been mistaken as the inventor of what has become know as “America’s Game”. Although, these baseball historians can’t prove who they think really invented baseball, they claim that there is enough evidence that Abner Doubleday did not. However, Doubleday will most likely be remembered forever as baseball’s creator. Supposedly while living in Cooperstown, New York in 1839 Abner devised the first semblance of baseball. To this day, Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown.
For many people, when they think of summer they think of baseball. So, since we are dedicated to our beloved canines and we love baseball we thought it would be fun to make an unusual list. The following are former major league baseball players who have nicknames that sound like a good name for a dog!
Left Field: Coco Crisp, Milton Bradley
Center Field: Mookie Betz, Mickey Mantle
Right Field: Rocky Colavito, Champ Summers
Shortstops: Pee Wee Reese, Granny Hamner
Second Base: Pumpsie Green, Snuffy Sternweiss
First Base: Boog Powell, Razor Shines
Third Base: Minnie Minoso, Chico Ruiz
Pitchers: Catfish Hunter, Blue Moon Odom, Mudcat Grant, Dizzy Trout, Stubby Overmire, Satchel Page
Catchers: Choo Choo Coleman, Smokey Burgess, Yogi Berra