The Complete List of “Spoonerized” MLB Names

Last month we introduced the concept of “spoonerized” names.  A “spoonerism” is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched (see metathesis) between two words in a phrase.  Fans of the VORG apparently love them:

Craig Goldstein @cdgoldstein

Wandy Rolf

So, using the Lahman Baseball Database as my name source, I “spoonerized” every name three ways:

  • swapping the first letter of the player’s first and last name
  • swapping the first two letters of the player’s first and last name
  • appending the first letter of the player’s last name to his first name (and vice-versa)

You can access the complete list in this Google Drive document.

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