Periodic Table of Ballplayers

With Monday’s announcement of a new “Platinum Gold Glove” award to be given to the best overall fielder out of the 18 Gold Glove winners, the VORG hereby expresses its concern over the mixing of two different metals in one presentation (Can the “Tungsten Silver Slugger” be far behind?).  Also, the 115 other elements in the Periodic Table that are not included in any current award are getting short shrift.

To rectify this, the VORG hereby presents the “Periodic Table of Ballplayers“.  These are the National Pastimers whose last names come closest  to each of the elements in the periodic table.  (Usually the player just before the element, and yes, some players/managers will be listed more than once . . . their mothers would be so proud).

Symbol Name Atomic # Player
Ac Actinium 89 Manny Acta
Al Aluminium 13 Jose Altuve
Am Americium 95 Ed Amelung
Sb Antimony 51 Eric Anthony
Ar Argon 18 Hank Arft
As Arsenic 33 Rudy Arroyo
At Astatine 85 Pedro Astacio
Ba Barium 56 Cy Barger
Bk Berkelium 97 Frank Berkelbach
Be Beryllium 4 Andres Berumen
Bi Bismuth 83 Rivington Bisland
Bh Bohrium 107 John Bohnet
B Boron 5 Red Borom
Br Bromine 35 Troy Brohawn
Cd Cadmium 48 Greg Cadaret
Cs Caesium 55 Hick Cady
Ca Calcium 20 George Caithamer
Cf Californium 98 Carmen Cali
C Carbon 6 Bernie Carbo
Ce Cerium 58 Jaime Cerda
Cl Chlorine 17 Nelson Chittum
Cr Chromium 24 Russ Christopher
Co Cobalt 27 Buck Coats
Cn Copernicium 112 Mays Copeland
Cu Copper 29 Mays Copeland
Cm Curium 96 Nig Cuppy
Ds Darmstadtium 110 Ron Darling
Db Dubnium 105 Monk Dubiel
Dy Dysprosium 66 Jarrod Dyson
Es Einsteinium 99 Darrell Einertson
Er Erbium 68 Joe Erautt
Eu Europium 63 Ferd Eunick
Fm Fermium 100 Ramon Fermin
F Fluorine 9 John Fluhrer
Fr Francium 87 Juan Francisco
Gd Gadolinium 64 John Gaddy
Ga Gallium 31 John Galligan
Ge Germanium 32 Les German
Au Gold 79 Greg Gohr
Hf Hafnium 72 Travis Hafner
Hs Hassium 108 Ron Hassey
He Helium 2 Ty Helfrich
Ho Holmium 67 Tommy Holmes
H Hydrogen 1 Dick Hyde
In Indium 49 Pete Incaviglia
I Iodine 53 Jeff Innis
Ir Iridium 77 Hernan Iribarren
Fe Iron 26 Hernan Iribarren
Kr Krypton 36 Dave Krynzel
La Lanthanum 57 Mike Lansing
Lr Lawrencium 103 Sean Lawrence
Pb Lead 82 Tommy Leach
Li Lithium 3 Pete Lister
Lu Lutetium 71 Luke Lutenberg
Mg Magnesium 12 Stubby Magner
Mn Manganese 25 Jim Mangan
Mt Meitnerium 109 Karl Meister
Md Mendelevium 101 Kevin Mench
Hg Mercury 80 Kent Mercker
Mo Molybdenum 42 Richie Moloney
Nd Neodymium 60 Robb Nen
Ne Neon 10 Robb Nen
Np Neptunium 93 Robb Nen
Ni Nickel 28 Mike Nickeas
Nb Niobium 41 Dave Nilsson
N Nitrogen 7 C.J. Nitkowski
No Nobelium 102 Willard Nixon
Os Osmium 76 Dan Osinski
O Oxygen 8 Chris Oxspring
Pd Palladium 46 Donn Pall
P Phosphorus 15 Steve Phoenix
Pt Platinum 78 Elmo Plaskett
Pu Plutonium 94 Eric Plunk
Po Polonium 84 Luis Polonia
K Potassium 19 Wally Post
Pr Praseodymium 59 Johnny Pramesa
Pm Promethium 61 Mike Proly
Pa Protactinium 91 Jake Propst
Ra Radium 88 Scott Radinsky
Rn Radon 86 Ryan Radmanovich
Re Rhenium 75 Flint Rhem
Rh Rhodium 45 Tuffy Rhodes
Rg Roentgenium 111 Ron Roenicke
Rb Rubidium 37 Sonny Ruberto
Ru Ruthenium 44 Babe Ruth
Rf Rutherfordium 104 Johnny Rutherford
Sm Samarium 62 Jeff Samardzija
Sc Scandium 21 Skeeter Scalzi
Sg Seaborgium 106 Scott Seabol
Se Selenium 34 Frank Selee
Si Silicon 14 Ed Silch
Ag Silver 47 Walter Silva
Na Sodium 11 Steve Soderstrom
Sr Strontium 38 Joe Strong
S Sulfur 16 Guy Sularz
Ta Tantalum 73 Chuck Tanner
Tc Technetium 43 Pussy Tebeau
Te Tellurium 52 Tom Tellmann
Tb Terbium 65 Joe Tepsic
Tl Thallium 81 Al Thake
Th Thorium 90 Jack Thoney
Tm Thulium 69 George Throop
Sn Tin 50 Clay Timpner
Ti Titanium 22 Jack Tising
W Tungsten 74 Troy Tulowitzki
Uuh Ununhexium 116 Del Unser
Uuo Ununoctium 118 Del Unser
Uup Ununpentium 115 Del Unser
Uuq Ununquadium 114 Del Unser
Uus Ununseptium 117 Del Unser
Uut Ununtrium 113 Del Unser
U Uranium 92 Tom Upton
V Vanadium 23 Dick Van Zant
Xe Xenon 54 Biff Wysong
Yb Ytterbium 70 Carl Yowell
Y Yttrium 39 Carl Yowell
Zn Zinc 30 Jordan Zimmermann
Zr Zirconium 40 Bud Zipfel

 

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2 Responses to Periodic Table of Ballplayers

  1. Ember Nickel says:

    Hah. The Platinum Gold thing sounds like a joke, though. :S

  2. That Del Unser gets around

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