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Vintage Baseball Names

Baseball Baby NamesTis the season… it’s baseball season. Having a spring baby may be a great reason to let dad enter the name game and come pull some great names from the record books.

Thinking that all ballplayers were guys so their names were only for baby boys? There are plenty of unisex names like Jackie (Jackie Robinson who the new movie 42 is about).  Even some of the “boyish” names for a girl can prove a unique name like Ty or Cy (Ty Cobb and Cy Young).

Looking back to ballplayers of a hundred years ago, there are some interesting names on the 1913 team rosters:  Chet, Lute, Rollie, Birdie, Esty, Ivy, Buck.

Consider borrowing a last name for baby’s first name. All-round great athlete Jim Thorpe was the gold medal winner in the Pentathlon and also the Decathlon in the 1912 Olympics and a player on the 1913 New York Giants.  How about Maris for a girl, like Roger Maris who hit 61home runs in 1961!

Enjoy plotting a sporty name!

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