Players' Real Names

Baseball playing greats and maybe not so great for your information bank. Most all the names are such well known to the baseball world there is no introduction needed.

Their playing names are so familiar but the real and full names are worthy of our recognition.

I could not help but put a teaser on the list. By teaser I'm simply referring to the fact it is an obscure name in the annals of professional baseball and players who played in the majors.

Les Channell Played in a total of seven (7) games as an outfielder with the New York Yankees of the American League. His record reflect 7 hits with 20 at bats for a.350 batting average. He recorded 2 stolen bases. He played 6 games in 1910 and 1 game in 1914.

Duke Snider – Edward Donald Snider Outfield

Satchel Paige – Leroy Robert Paige – Pitcher

Rabbit Maranville – James Walter Vincent Maranville – Shortstop

Ty Cobb – Tyrus Raymond Cobb – Outfield

Cap Anson – Adrian Constantine Anson – Infielder 1st Base

Pee Wee Reese – Pee Wee Reese – Shortstop

Hack Wilson – Lewis Robert Wilson – Outfield

Babe Ruth – George Herman Ruth – Pitcher / Outfield

Yogi Berra – Lawrence Peter Berra – Catcher

Home Run Baker – John Franklin Baker – 3rd Base

Al Lopez – Alfonso Ramon (Senor) Lopez – Pitcher

Lefty Grove – Robert Moses Grove – Pitcher

Nap Lajoie – Napoleon (Larry) Lajoie – 2nd Base

Al Kaline – Albert William Kaline – Outfield

Catfish Hunter – James Augustus Hunter – Pitcher

Mickey Cochrane – Gordon Stanley Cochrane – Catcher

Mickey Mantle – Mickey Charles Mantle – Outfield

Lou Gehrig – Henry Louis Gehrig – 1st Base

Ted Williams – Theodore Samuel Williams – Outfield

Dizzy Dean – Jay Hanna Dean – Pitcher

Jackie Robinson – Jack Roosevelt Robinson – 2nd Base / Infielder

Hank Aaron – Henry Louis Aaron – Outfield

Connie Mack – Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy – Catcher / Manager

Willie Mays – Willie Howard Mays, Jr. – Outfield

Pie Traynor – Harold Joseph Traynor – 3rd Base

Cy Young – Denton True Young – Pitcher

Red Schoendinest – Albert Fred Schoendinest – 2nd Base

Red Ruffing – Charles Herbert Ruffing – Pitcher

Casey Stengel – Charles Dillon Stengel – Outfield / Manager

Les Channell – Lester Clark Channell – Outfield