What’s in a Name?

Pitchers and catchers will begin to report to Spring Training this week. The long winter is finally coming to an end. It is time to get ready for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Plenty of people want to talk about player stats and which teams will win their divisions and the World Series, admittedly I am among those people.

Play Ball

Play Ball

However, it is always an excellent idea to slow down from the modern-day of baseball and look back at how the sport has developed and become what it is today. I personally have a love for the players who may not be the Ruth‘s, Gehrig‘s, Dimaggio‘s, Foxx‘s, or Aaron‘s of the baseball world. I love learning about players like Johnny Burnett, who holds the record for most hits in a game with 9. He is the type of player that Major League Baseball has built itself upon.

So do you know why each team has their nickname? Why are the Atlanta Braves called the Braves? Why not something else? Follow the link here. It is a wealth of information. I found a great deal of it fascinating and I hope you do as well.


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