On the All-Time Girly Girls

The start of the World Series is a good time for a baseball post. As many of us know the song A Boy Named Sue, and some of us actually remember when it was a Johnny Cash hit.

Although nobody named Sue has played in a major league baseball game, the lineup below features players whose name could be of a female. Keep in mind that my goal is to include as many female-like names as possible. To ramp up the difficulty of fielding a team, I have added a self-imposed rule of only one person per name, with the exception of Hall of Fame (HOF) members.

Even with that in mind, the roster still includes ten members of the HOF accompanying many All-Stars. This team can hit and pitch, thus would be a contender and far outdistance the All-Time Randys who can’t hit, field, and are thin at pitching. Meanwhile, the Randys are perfect for being repeatedly beaten by a bunch of girly guys.

To see the All-Time Randys and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

After the roster, make sure you see the honorable mention list, plus the video.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the All-Time Guys with a Girl’s Name.

1B – Lee May (AS)
2B – Jackie Robinson (HOF)
SS – Cookie Rojas (AS)
3B – Judy Johnson (HOF)
C – Jody Davis (AS)
OF – Babe Ruth (HOF)
OF – Jesse Burkett (HOF)
OF – Robin Yount (HOF)
DH – Dixie Walker (AS)

SP – Christy Mathewson (HOF)
SP – Sandy Koufax (HOF)
SP – Robin Roberts (HOF)
SP – Jesse Haines (HOF)
SP – Candy Cummings (HOF)
RP – Lee Smith (AS)
RP – Allie Reynolds (AS)
RP – Lynn McGlothen (AS)
RP – Rosy Ryan

Mgr – Connie Mack (HOF)

Bench: Ryan Klesko (AS), Shannon Stewart, Taylor Douthit, Kim Bautiste, Dana Fillingim, Angel Barroa, Lena Blackburne, Tillie Walker, Kitty Bransfield

Honorable Mention: Jackie Jensen (AS), Jesse Barfield (AS), Sandy Alomar Jr. (AS), Connie Ryan (AS), Lady Baldwin, Sadie McMahan, Dolly Stark, Goldie Rapp, Blondy Ryan, Cuddles Marshall, Daisy Davis, Bonnie Hollingsworth, Faye Thorneberry, Snooks Dowd

On the All-Time Willies

Music has brought forth legends as Willie Nelson and Boxcar Willie, but the song Little Willy (by Sweet) was never a favorite of mine. Free Wily made it to the big screen while Groundskeeper Willie appears on The Simpsons – but the most famous may be Steamboat Willie who became famous with a different name.

While Wiarton Willie is the famous Canadian groundhog who prognosticates the weather. Willie the Wildcat serve as mascots at Northwestern and Kansas State. Ever received a wet willie, tasted Famous Willie’s BBQ, gotten the willies while watching a movie, or know what the British call willie? I didn’t realize that the SS Wily served as a Dutch cargo ship (1938-1939). But it wasn’t a floating chocolate factory nor captained by Willy Wonka.

Nonetheless, these Willies are about baseball … yes baseball – our timeless national pastime – so why not a quote from a non-Willie: “The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again.” (James Earl Jones from Field of Dreams)

Similar to the All-time Mickeys, not that many Willies have made it to MLB, Nonetheless, this team boasts some offense – even the bench is stacked with notable All-Stars. Opponents will fear the heart of the batting order, but will be eager to bat against a shaky mound corps. Even though the Willies will play good defense, given their pitchers, they must rely on out-scoring other teams in high-scoring games. One thing for sure, they will distance themselves from the All-Time Randys who have difficulty fielding, hitting, and pitching.

To see the All-Time Randys, All-Time Mickeys, and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the All-Time Willies.

1B – Willie Montanez (AS)
2B – Willie Randolph (AS)
SS – Willie Wells (HOF)
3B – Willie Kamm
C – Dan Willie Wilson (AS)
OF – Willie Mays (HOF)
OF – Wee Willie Keeler (HOF)
OF – Willie Stargell (HOF)
DH – Willie McCovey (HOF)

SP – Wee Willie Bill Sherdell
SP – Willis Willie Hudlin
SP – Willie Sudhoff
SP – Willie Blair
SP – Willie McGill
RP – Willie Hernandez (AS)
RP – Willie Frazier
RP – Willie Banks
RP – Willie Adams

Bench – Willie Davis (AS), Willie Horton (AS), Willie Jones (AS), Willie McGee (AS), Willie Wilson (AS), Willie Bloomquist

Mgr – Willie Randolph

On the All-Time Larrys

Larry King did the interviews, but Larry Gatlin sang. Larry Holmes provided the knockouts while Larry Csonka pounded for yards. Larry the Legend Bird performed basketball magic, yet Larry Hagman was the magic behind JR.

We can find Larry’s name on restaurants for hamburgers, New York pizza, and cheesecake. I graduated with a Larry, but it’s not the Nutball from the Sunshine state. Larry, Daryl, and Daryl, made Newhart frown, but does anyone remember Larry the Cucumber being the alter ego of Larry-Boy on Veggie Tales? By the way, who is not related to Larry the Lobster from Sponge Bob Square Pants.

No Larrys have occupied the Oval Office, St. Peters, or Buckingham Palace. Actually, Larry the Cable Guy isn’t a Larry (but a Daniel Lawrence), however, 3 Stooges provided a very Fine Larry. (Rim shot)

Despite suggestions from conspiracy theorists, there is no St. Larry Seaway, a TV bandleader named Larry Welk, or a film about Larry of Arabia. Plus, the Jayhawks’ hometown is not Larryville. In other words, how will I treat Lawrences who weren’t Larrys?

A baseball team of Larrys can hit, but pitching is skeptical. Although the staff has wily veterans, this team lacks a bonafide stopper and closer. Nonetheless, the Larrys will easily outdistance the All-Time Randy’s who have a difficult time competing with the average teams.

To see the All-Time Randys and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the AllTime Larrys!

1B – Larry Walker (AS)
2B – Larry Doyle (MVP)
SS – Larry Bowa (AS)
3B – Larry (Chipper) Jones (AS)
C – Lawrence (Yogi) Berra (HOF)

OF – Larry Doby (HOF)
OF – Larry Hisle (AS)
OF – Larry Parish (AS)
DH – Larry Herndon

SP – Larry French (AS)
SP – Larry Jackson (AS)
SP – Larry Dierker (AS)
SP – Larry Gura (AS)
SP – Larry Jansen (AS)

RP – Larry Anderson
RP – Larry Benton
RP – Lary Sorenson (AS)
RP – Larry Christianson

MGR – Larry Bowa

Bench – Larry McLean, Larry Gardner, Larry Kopf, Larry Brown, Larry Stahl, and Larry Haney

On the All-Time Only Guys II

In the past, I have honoring teams of the same name. Being MLB All-Star Game week, I dedicate this post to the players who played and they were the only one with that name. Since there was enough to fill two teams, I decided to split the alphabet, but that is the easy part!

Wilver went by Willie, and Sanford is a Sandy. Then Lawrence went by Yogi instead of Larry. Several players have gone by Prince, but is there a true Prince?

As I stated in the previous post, since it’s my post, I have to make some decisions. Besides, given that certain letters of the alphabet decrease the selection pool.

Since there are so many names, I created two teams by alphabetical first names. The L-Z team will be competitive in the all-time league, but it would not be favored for the championship. After all, the A-K counterpart is loaded.

By the way, for the other all-time teams, see Categories in the Sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams, or simply click here.

Since baseball history provides so many players being the only player with that name, I divided the team alphabetically. Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field – the All-Time Only Guys L-Z.

1B – Wilbert Robinson (HOF)
2B – Quilvio Veras
SS – Zolio Versailes (AS)
3B – Nomar Garciaparra (AS)
C – Yogi Berra (HOF)
OF – Tris Speaker (HOF)
OF – Vada Pinson (AS)
OF – Trot Nixon
DH – Prince Fielder (AS)

P – Mordecai Brown (HOF)
P – Sanford Koufax (HOF)
P – Waite Hoyt (HOF)
P – Orel Hershiser (AS)
P – Vida Blue (AS)
P – Zane Smith
P – Mosato Yoshi
P – Yorkis Perez

Mgr – Miller Huggins

On the All-Time Dans

Some look to Dan Dan the Answer Man for answers and guidance about sporting goods. Cincinnatians may look to Dan the Doorman for a new garage door. The Dolphins looked to Dan Marino to lead the team down the field. Many wondered about Dan Quayle being a heartbeat away from the presidency, but did he ever sing Oh Danny Boy?

While Dan Brown has written best sellers and Dan Rather left CBS News in the ratings cellar, Dan Aykroid made many of us laugh. Although famous skyjacker DB Cooper leaped from a plane and never to be found, his first name was Dan – but he’s not the one who landed on Gilligan’s Island – nor the Dan who blazed a trail through the Appalachians wearing a coonskin cap.

The All-Time Dans are a solid team. If a game is close going into the late innings, this team has one of the strongest bullpens. On the other hand, the bullpen can rest when playing the All-Time Randys.

To see the All-Time Randys and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the All-Time Dans.

1B – Dan Brothers (HOF)
2B – Danny Murphy
SS – Danny O’Connell
3B – Danny Cater
C – Dan Wilson (AS)
OF – Daniel Rusty Staub (AS)
OF – Danny Tartabull (AS)
OF – Dan Gladden
DH – Dan McGann

SP – Danny Darwin
SP – Danny Jackson (AS)
SP – Dan Petry (AS)
SP – Dan MacFayden
SP – Dan Haren (AS)
RP – Dan Quissenberry (AS)
RP – Dan Plesac (AS)
RP – Danny Graves (AS)
RP – Danny Baez (AS)

Bench – Danny Driessen, Dan Meyer, Dan Ford, Dan Pascua, Dan Litwhiler, Dann Billardello

Mgr. – Danny Murtaugh