March Moniker Madness Field is Set

After poring over at least 600 names via e-mail/comments and scouring the Lahman database, the field of 512 (!) names is set for the “March Moniker Madness”.

Some comments before we get started:

    • The four regions (each 128 names) are: “Sounds Dirty”, “Fun to Say”, “Spelling Bee” and “What were Mom and Dad thinking?”.  Some of the names could have fit in more than one category, but since we had too many “Fun to Say” entries and not enough in the others, some entries of those “multi-category” entries were moved to fill out the field.
    • The “What were Mom and Dad thinking?” field is based on the GIVEN name (which I checked against Baseball Reference).
    • The “Fun to Say” region was overloaded (over 180 entries).  I had to make some tough choices to get down to 128.  Please don’t be upset if your suggestion didn’t make the list.
    • There won’t be any “seeds” in the early rounds, because trying to rank 128 names in each region would have made me loopy.  Initial round match-ups will be based on my personal whims (similar names, cuteness, opposite names, etc.)
    • Each day’s polls will provide at least 3 days voting time.  In the early rounds, I hope to have a new batch of polls up every couple of days.  I’m hoping to get the field down to 64 by March 13 (the first day of NCAA March Madness).

Here are the regions, with entrants in alphabetical order by first name:

Sounds Dirty
Ad Swigler
Antonio Bastardo
B.J. Waszgis
Baby Doll Johnson
Bill Goodenough
Binky Jones
Bitsy Mott
Bones Ely
Boob Fowler
Boom-Boom Beck
Boots Poffenberger
Brian Dinkelman
Buck Thrasher
Bunny Brief
Buster Posey
Butch Edge
Butch Huskey
Butts Wagner
Cactus Keck
Candy Cummings
Cannonball Titcomb
Carlisle Littlejohn
Charlie Furbush
Charlie Wacker
Chick King
Chick Lathers
Chien-Ming Wang
Chippy Gaw
Cotton Pippen
Crazy Schmit
Dick Braggins
Dick Cox
Dick Pole
Dick Starr
Dick Teed
Dick Wantz
Dick Ward
Dickie Flowers
Dickie Noles
Dickie Thon
Doc Bushong
Don LeJohn
Doug Fister
Doug McWeeny
Dykes Potter
Ed Head
Elmer Sexauer
Emerson Dickman
Emil Mailho
Ferdie Schupp
Fernando Tatis
Footer Johnson
Footsie Blair
Frank Killen
Fred Wood
Fred Woodcock
Gene Brabender
Gene Woodburn
George Burpo
George Woodend
Guy Bush
Guy Sturdy
Hal Woodeshick
Heinie Berger
Heinie Groh
Heinie Manush
Homer Bush
Homer Smoot
Hunkey Hines
Hunky Shaw
J.J. Putz
Jack Cummings
Jack Glasscock
Jeff Manship
Jim Cockman
Jim Toy
Jimmy Dykes
Jimmy Gobble
Joe Stripp
Joe Winkelsas
John Boozer
John Clapp
John Lickert
John Misse
John Slappey
John Urrea
John Vukovich
John Wockenfuss
Johnny Dickshot
Johnny Watwood
Jordan Tata
Kosuke Fukudome
Lip Pike
Milt Wilcox
Moe Thacker
Nick Swisher
Nippy Jones
Noodles Hahn
Nook Logan
Oral Hildebrand
Pete LaCock
Pokey Reese
Pud Galvin
Pumpsie Green
R.A. Dickey
Radhames Dykhoff
Randy Bush
Randy Johnson
Randy Ready
Rich Hand
Richie Sexson
Rollie Fingers
Rusty Kuntz
Shooty Babitt
Skip Pitlock
Sleeper Sullivan
Smead Jolley
Smoky Joe Wood
Sterling Hitchcock
Stubby Clapp
Tony Suck
Tony Von Fricken
Trevor Plouffe
Walt Smallwood
Woodie Held
Woody English
Woody Upchurch
Woody Wagenhorst

Fun to Say
Al Alburquerque
Al Kaline
Alamazoo Jennings
Alvaro Espinoza
Amos Otis
Austin Jackson
Babe Ruth
Bake McBride
Billy Jo Robidoux
Boog Powell
Bris Lord
Bubbles Hargrave
Bucky Dent
Buddy Biancalana
Burke Badenhop
Buttercup Dickerson
Cal McLish
Carney Lansford
Catfish Hunter
Cesar Cedeno
Cesar Geronimo
Chase d’Arnaud
Chet Lemon
Chief Bender
Chili Davis
Chipper Jones
Choo Choo Coleman
Coco Crisp
Con Lucid
Cookie Rojas
Count Sensenderfer
Cy Young
Damon Berryhill
Danny Tartabull
Dazzy Vance
Dixie Walker
Dizzy Dean
Duane Below
Dummy Hoy
Dusty Rhodes
Ellis Valentine
Emmanuel Burriss
Enos Slaughter
Fausto Carmona
Felipe Alou
Fernando Valenzuela
Foster Castleman
Frank Francisco
Franklin Stubbs
Grady Sizemore
Grant Balfour
Grover Lowdermilk
Gus Triandos
Harmon Killebrew
Harry Colliflower
Hilly Hathaway
Homer Bailey
Honus Wagner
Ichiro Suzuki
Ivan de Jesus
Jacque Jones
Jim Walewander
Joaquin Andujar
John Boccabella
Jorge Fabregas
Josh Outman
Julian Javier
Junior Felix
Kaiser Wilhelm
Kiki Cuyler
Kiko Calero
Kirby Puckett
Laddie Renfroe
Manny Sanguillen
Mark Lemongello
Marv Throneberry
Matt Batts
Mellie Wolfgang
Mickey Klutts
Mickey Mantle
Mickey Morandini
Minnie Minoso
Mookie Wilson
Nap Lajoie
Nino Espinosa
Nomar Garciaparra
Oil Can Boyd
Old Hoss Radbourn
Omar Moreno
Orval Overall
Oscar Gamble
Pablo Sandoval
Pee Wee Reese
Pickles Dillhoefer
Pie Traynor
Placido Polanco
Pretzels Getzien
Rabbit Maranville
Razor Shines
Rennie Stennett
Rip Repulski
Ron Rightnowar
Rube Waddell
Ryan Theriot
Satchel Paige
Schoolboy Rowe
Shin-Soo Choo
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Socks Seybold
Sparky Anderson
Speed Walker
Spider Jorgensen
Sugar Cain
Sweetbread Bailey
The Only Nolan
Tim Spooneybarger
Tito Fuentes
Todd Van Poppel
Tommy Toms
Tuffy Rhodes
Tug McGraw
Ubaldo Jimenez
Urban Shocker
Van Mungo
Vinegar Bend Mizell
Virgil Trucks
Wally Pipp
Yogi Berra

Spelling Bee
Adam Hyzdu
Al Hargesheimer
Andy Lapihuska
Andy Stankiewicz
Archi Cianfrocco
Arquimedez Pozo
Aurelio Monteagudo
Bevo LeBourveau
Biggs Wehde
Bill Nahorodny
Bill Wambsganss
Billy Grabarkewitz
Bob Zupcic
Brooks Kieschnick
Bud Zipfel
Carl Yastrzemski
Casper Asbjornson
Chris Jakubauskas
Clem Dreisewerd
Cookie Cucurullo
Craig Smajstrla
Dan Quisenberry
Dave Wehrmeister
Dolf Luque
Don Pavletich
Doug Gwosdz
Doug Konieczy
Doug Mientkiewicz
Doug Waechter
Ed Abbaticchio
Ed Eiteljorge
Eddie Yuhas
Eli Grba
Emil Yde
Fernando Seguignol
Frank Sigafoos
Frank Smykal
Franklyn Gracesqui
Fred Jacklitsch
Fred Truax
Frenchy Bordagaray
Gary Rajsich
Gavvy Cravath
Gene Stechschulte
Gene Vadeboncoeur
George Kopacz
Gus Keriazakos
Hank Izquierdo
Hank Schmulbach
Harry Hedgpeth
Harry Vahrenhorst
Howdy Groskloss
J.J. Furmaniak
Jarrett Hoffpauir
Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jason Isringhausen
Jay Sborz
Jay Witasick
Jeff Samardzija
Jerry Ujdur
Jim Czajkowski
Jim Viox
Jimmy Uchrinscko
Joe Kmak
Joe Krakauskas
Joe Lefebvre
Joe Zdeb
Johnny Podgajny
Johnny Van Cuyk
Jonathan Albaladejo
Jose Valdivielso
Juan Eichelberger
Justin Duchscherer
Kanekoa Texeira
Keiichi Yabu
Keith Luuloa
Ken Szotkiewicz
Kent Hrbek
Kila Ka’aihue
Kirk Saarloos
Lance Zawadzki
Lee Viau
Len Swormstedt
Les Tietje
Link Wasem
Lino Urdaneta
Lou Schiappacasse
Luke Hochevar
Marc Rzepczynski
Mark Grudzielanek
Mark Strittmatter
Mark Teixeira
Matt Skrmetta
Matt Tuiasosopo
Mauro Zarate
Monty Pfyl
Nate Schierholtz
Nick Neugebauer
Nick Strincevich
Ossee Schrecongost
Pete Incaviglia
Pete Weckbecker
Peter Zoccolillo
Phil Ouellette
Porfi Altamirano
Randor Bierd
Red Schoendienst
Rich Yett
Rick Wrona
Ricky Trlicek
Robinzon Diaz
Ron Wotus
Sandy Valdespino
Scott Schoeneweis
Sibby Sisti
Skip Jutze
Steve Wojciechowski
Tadahito Iguchi
Ted Wieand
Tex Wisterzil
Tom Yewcic
Travis Schlichting
Vito Valentinetti
Wayne Terwilliger
Whitey Kurowski
Win Remmerswaal
Winston Llenas
Yats Wuestling

What Were Mom and Dad Thinking?
Adron Chambers
Alay Soler
Amalio Carreno
Amaury Telemaco
Ambiorix Burgos
Aquilino Lopez
Arodys Vizcaino
AsdrubAl Cabrera
Astyanax Douglass
Atahualpa Severino
Atlee Hammaker
Axel Lindstrom
Balvino Galvez
Beiker Graterol
Bibb Falk
Blaise Ilsley
Boof Bonser
Braulio Castillo
Brayan Pena
Brick Smith
Bronswell Patrick
Callix Crabbe
Cardell Camper
Carden Gillenwater
Celerino Sanchez
Chone Figgins
Cla Meredith
Claral Gillenwater
Cloy Mattox
Cloyd Boyer
Colonel Snover
Culley Rikard
Dain Clay
Darold Knowles
DaRond Stovall
Dax Jones
Deivi Cruz
Delino DeShields
Denard Span
Dode Criss
Dontrelle Willis
Donzell McDonald
Dooley Womack
Dorsey Riddlemoser
Doyt Morris
Drummond Brown
Drungo Hazewood
Edgmer Escalona
Egyptian Healy
Ehren Wassermann
Eider Torres
Elih Villanueva
Elizardo Ramirez
Emiliano Fruto
Eppa Rixey
Erubiel Durazo
Esix Snead
Esteban Yan
Eude Brito
Everth Cabrera
Ewald Pyle
Favel Wordsworth
Francisley Bueno
Franquelis Osoria
Fred Frank
Fred Frink
Gair Allie
Gowell Claset
Hansel Izquierdo
Heathcliff Slocumb
Hercules Burnett
Hosea Siner
Hugh High
Huston Street
Jair Jurrjens
Jennings Poindexter
Joba Chamberlain
Kimera Bartee
Koyie Hill
Lafayette Henion
Lastings Milledge
Lyman Bostock
Malachi Kittridge
Marvell Wynne
Merkin Valdez
Milton Bradley
Mordecai Brown
Niuman Romero
Nyjer Morgan
Nyls Nyman
Octavio Dotel
Oddibe McDowell
Onix Concepcion
Osiris Matos
Quilvio Veras
Quinton McCracken
Rance Mulliniks
Renyel Pinto
Rheal Cormier
Rikkert Faneyte
Rivington Bisland
Romulo Sanchez
Rubby De La Rosa
Runelvys Hernandez
Scipio Spinks
Sendy Rleal
Sixto Lezcano
So Taguchi
Sterling Slaughter
Terrmel Sledge
Travis Ishikawa
Trench Davis
U L Washington
Ugueth Urbina
Urbano Lugo
Vada Pinson
Vida Blue
Waldis Joaquin
Wandy Rodriguez
Wascar Serrano
Welday Walker
Wily Mo Pena
Yamid Haad
Yorvit Torrealba
Yovani Gallardo
Yuniesky Betancourt
Yurendell de Caster
Zoilo Versalles

Look for the first matchups later this week!

In case you missed the genesis of this . . . original March Moniker Madness announcement, Update #1, Update #2.

 

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