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50 Craziest Names in Sports History

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IJune 15, 2011

50 Craziest Names in Sports History

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 02:  Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics stands in the dugout before their game against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 2, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Throughout sports history, there have been some crazy names that we have all seen or heard.

    From Dick Trickle to Coco Crisp, some names have either made you laugh uncontrollably or wonder what the player's parents were thinking when they named them.

    Here is my list of the top 50 craziest names in sports history.

    In order to qualify for this list, the person must have been an athlete and had a very unusual name.

    Enjoy.

Coco Crisp

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    CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 10:  Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Athletics defeated the White Sox 7-5.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    His real name is Covelli, and he supposedly got the name Coco when his grandma starting calling him "Co" as a nickname.

    They announced his name as Coco at a minor league game he played in and the rest was history.

Milton Bradley

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    SEATTLE - MAY 06:  Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on May 6, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    Who couldn't love a guy that has the same name as a man who is one of the most famous board game inventors in American history?

    Well, unfortunately, the more recent Milton Bradley hasn't given us alot to love in his time in MLB.

Longar Longar

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    LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 14: Longar Longar #30 of the Oklahoma Sooners yells during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on January 14, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Sport: College Basketball

     

    How about a guy that has the same first and last name?

    Well, one one thing is for sure: it does make it easier to remember your name in case you forget.

Dick Trickle

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    9 Feb 1999:  Driver Dick Trickle #5 poses for a studio portrait during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Speedweek - Busch Grand National at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire  /Allsport
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    Sport: Nascar Racing

     

    Yea, I have no comment on this name.

    You can use your imagination on this one.

Andy Friese

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    Sport: Nascar Racing

     

    Anyone need any antifreeze for your car?

    Oh wait.

God Shammgod

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    Sport: Pro Basketball

     

    I wonder what his parents were thinking when they named him?

    All I have to say is I'm all for a guy that has god in both his first and last names.

Rabbit Maranville

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    I can't say that I've ever heard of anyone with the name Rabbit.

    You think he ate a lot of lettuce as a kid?

Danger Fourpence

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    With a name like this, he could scare away anyone around.

    You can't go wrong with a first name of Danger.

Boots Day

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    Sport: MLB

     

    I just want to ask him if it's a good day for boots?

    Sorry, I just had to say it.

Wolfgang Wolf

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    Wolfgang Mozart would be very proud of this name.

    Too bad, he would be about the only one.

Yinka Dare

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    Sport: Pro Basketball

     

    I dare you to do this.

    You think he ever got tired of hearing that?

Dick Pole

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    Again, no comment on this one.

    It should be pretty self-explanatory.

Samoa Samoa

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    Sport: College Football

     

    Samoa Samoa is one of many names on this list that have the same first and last names.

    I just wonder if the parents got lazy in situations like this.

Tommy Gunn

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    Sport: College Basketball

     

    This one of my personal favorites.

    I just hope that his classes didn't duck for cover when his name was called for roll.

Blue Moon Odom

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    Yes, I know, this wasn't his real name.

    However, I had to put a guy with the name "Blue Moon" on here, because it's just too crazy to pass up.

Mike Lemongello

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    Sport: Pro Bowler

     

    What was his favorite kind of jello?

    I'm guessing it wasn't cherry.

Fabian Assman

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    You have to love a guy with this name.

    On the other hand, maybe not.

Otto Addo

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    For some reason, I keep wanting to picture this guy as the bus driver from the Simpsons.

    Unfortunately, I was way off.

Creedance Clearwater Cuoto

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    Wouldn't it be awesome if this guy came out to some "Down on the Corner" by CCR for his games?

    Considering his name, I wouldn't be surprised.

Shooty Babitt

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    Yes, this is another nickname, but it's still great.

    It just sounds like something that Elmer Fudd would say after finally shooting Bugs Bunny.

Yourhighness Morgan

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    Sport: College Football

     

    This is easily one of the best names that I have heard for a football player.

    Do you think he was as proper as his name suggested?

Chief Kickingstallionsims

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    Sport: College Basketball

     

    I would not mess with this guy.

    Not only does he have the size, but he is a Chief as well.

Ben Gay

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    I just feel bad for this guy.

    I really shouldn't have to explain why.

Urban Shocker

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    It's probably a good thing that this guy didn't play in the current era of baseball.

    He might have been the most controversial player of his time, just due to his name.

Stubby Clapp

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    This is one of many players on this list that likely got made fun of as a child.

    With a name like this, you're just asking for it.

Picabo Street

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    Sport: Pro Skiing

     

    The former Olympic champion skier easily possesses the craziest name in her sport's history.

    Do you think she played the game picabo as a kid?

Sonny Sixkiller

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    Sport: College Football

     

    With this name, this guy could have been a part of the mafia with ease.

    And no, that's not a good thing.

World B. Free

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    Sport: Pro Basketball

     

    This might be the best name on this list.

    You just have to wonder what his views on world peace would be.

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

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    Sport: Pro Basketball

     

    It reminds of Longar Longar and some of the other duplicate names on this list.

    Boumtje-Boumtje would have made an excellent hip-hip beat.

Have-a-Look Dube

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    Sport: Pro Soccer(Football)

     

    I obviously couldn't find a picture of this player, so I decided to use his country of Zimbabwe's flag.

    Anyone that has a phrase in their name deserves some applause in my book.

Earthwind Moreland

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    I can't say I've heard of the name Earthwind before.

    With a name like this, I would have expected this guy to be a rock singer.

Neville Neville

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    Sport: Pro Cricket

     

    It's amazing how many names are out there where the first and last name are the same word.

    At least in this case, he didn't name his two sons the same name.

Fair Hooker

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    I'm a little perplexed with this name.

    I'm not for sure if its crazier for a person to have the name Fair as a first name or Hooker as a last name.

Guy Whimper

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    This is simply another case of a player that probably got made fun of as kid.

    Let's be honest, would you make fun of him now?

I.M. Hipp

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    Sport: College Football

     

    Two words: great name.

    It would be a shame if someone he knew didn't think the man was hip, as he tried to spell this out in his name.

Captain Munnerlyn

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    Whose captain does he think he is?

    After all, he is the second most famous Captain M.

Napoleon Outlaw

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    Sport: College Football

     

    He was a wide receiver with Michigan State from 1992-95.

    You just wonder if he wanted to be more like Napoleon or an outlaw while he was growing up.

Majestic Mapp

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    Sport: College Basketball

     

    Majestic, not to be confused with his brother, Scientific Mapp.

    I decided to put them both on this list because both of their names are equally as crazy.

Scientific Mapp

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    Sport: College Basketball

     

    I couldn't find his picture, so I used the school that he played for in college.

    He and his brother possess to of the craziest and most creative names ever to hit the sport of college basketball.

Will Barrow

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    Sport: Pro Lacrosse

     

    This is one of the coolest names I have heard in all of sports.

    Unfortunately, we will not get to hear it anymore, since Barrow committed suicide back in 2008.

Bake McBride

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    Sport: Pro Baseball

     

    Another nickname, but still a great name.

    If you start going by Bake, you know you are doing something right.

Dick Butkus

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    One of the best linebackers ever also had one of the craziest names ever.

    His name produces a laugh to many when they first hear of it.

Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    This might be one of the funniest and craziest names in all of sports history.

    How do you get that last name with a first name like Chris?

Tim Biakabutuka

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    Sport: Pro Football

     

    This is another one of the great NFL last names that has ever been seen.

    Once again, how do you get those two names together?

Razor Shines

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    TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Razor Shines of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait during Chicago White Sox Photo Day at Tucson Electric Park on February 24, 2007 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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    Sport: MLB

     

    I just wonder if this guy's razor lives up to it's name in the end.

    I guess we will never know.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu

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    Sport: Pro Basketball

     

    This is easily one of the best hyphenated sports names of all-time.

    What's even crazier is the fact that this guy had six total names.

Misty Hyman

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    Sport: Pro Swimming

     

    This is another name where I will just let you use your imagination.

Vander Blue

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    Sport: College Basketball

     

    One of the few active players on this list, the Marquette guard takes the cake for one of the craziest college basketball names ever.

    Let's hope he doesn't feel blue about this.

Miroslav Satan

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    Sport: Pro Hockey

     

    This name just gives me the chills.

    I do think that he and God Shammgod should play each other one-on-one.

Wonderful Terrific Monds Jr.

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    Sport: Pro Baseball and NFL

     

    Apparently, his kid has the same name as him.

    Another situation where a parent is putting too much pressure on their child to succeed.

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