January 11, 2006

three fun names


LaMarr Hoyt: Son of Dewey Hoyt (actual name Dewey La Marr Hoyt). That family must’ve had some other great names that we’ll never know. Hoyt was in two important trades in Sox history: in 1977 he was part of a package deal that brought Bucky F. Dent to the Yankees. Then in 1984 he was part of a package that brought Ozzie Guillen to the White Sox. Then he won the Cy Young while on the White Sox.





Spike Owen: I was never able to figure out if Spike was a nickname or his real name. I really wanted it to be his real name.








Ben Ogilvie: I never understood why the Red Sox gave up on this guy. What a great name. It sounds like he should own a cabaret and sometimes on Wednesday nights play jazz trumpet with the house band before making the announcement that he was buying the next round of drinks. You can’t paint the town without making an appearance at Ogilvie’s. He also had a spectacular 1980.

4 comments:

MOWO! said...

play trumpet with the house band before announcing the next round of drinks was on him......

that's some genius right there.

Sean said...

Ogilvie had kind of a Nipsy Russell look going too, and that's always good.

Anonymous said...

Oil Can Boyd was always a fun one.

Anonymous said...

I always though Ogilve looked a little effeminate in that picture...Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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