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


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