The Most Memorable Names Project – Cal McLish

CAL MCLISH Birth name: Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish Position: Pitcher Height/Weight: 6′, 179 lb. Born: December 1, 1925 in Anadarko, OK Years active in the Majors: 1944, 1946-1949, 1951, 1956-1964 Family tree: father John, mother Lula, brothers Thomas, Larence and Edward, sister Aina, wife Ruth, sons Cal Jr., John, Tom and Brian, daughters … Read more

The Most Memorable Names Project – Bris Lord

BRIS LORD Birth name: Bristol Robotham Lord Position: Outfielder Height/Weight: 5′ 9″, 185 lb. Born: September 21, 1883 in Upland, PA Years active in the Majors: 1905-1907, 1909-1913 Family tree: father Bristol, mother Ida, brother William, sister Sarah, wife Bertha, daughter Ida, son John, two other children Etymology: Bristol is likely derived from the city … Read more

Announcing “The Most Memorable Names Project”

If you are a loyal reader of the VORG, you know I love baseball player names.  I love to anagram them, figure out their Scrabble score, calculate their percentage of vowels and host a 512-name NCAA-like tournament to determine the best name of all time. Occasionally, I’ve written profiles on players with great names.  These … Read more