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Old 09-21-2010, 10:33 PM
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Default OT words from player's names, eg "Ruthian"

Alright. I was flipping through the cable possibilities and hit Burns' Baseball, the 7th inning, watched about 3 minutes, about Stengel. Robert Creamer considered hiim the most intelligent baseball man he'd ever met, second most influential person on baseball, behind Babe Ruth. Then they mentioned "Stengelese". And that had me wondering what other words we have that come from player's names.

Ruthian - as in a 'Ruthian shot'. A long, high, arcing, distant, giant home run.

Stengelese - an exhaustive jumble and confusion of baseball words

Yogi-ism - a witticism derived from that half of the things that Yogi really said.


There must be others... ??
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Nowhere near as commonly known as your examples, Frank, but "Pipped" has been used to mean, replaced for good.
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Interesting thread, Frank. I'm coming up blank however except for to "pull a Merkle" or some variation thereof.
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I think jackass is derived from Reggie Jackson.
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Not baseball, but still sports.

Beamonesque.
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"BILLY BALL"

An aggressive style of managing named after Billy Martin which proved to be very effective with the Twins, Tigers, Yankees and A's.

Stengel was Billy's mentor, first with the Oakland Oaks (1947-48) and then with the Yankees (1950-57).



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Thank you, guys, for keeping it going.


Billy Ball brings to mind Whitey Ball.


Seems like something should have come from Uecker or Marv Throneberry, but nothing is immediately coming to mind.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:46 AM
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A forgotten approach to building a franchise (at least in Maryland)....

The Oriole Way--continuity and stability, with a good baseball model of developing players internally and winning at the professional level.
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When a team positions its fielders in a shift. The term "Ted Williams shift" comes to mind.

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Damon Runyon (inducted into the writer's wing of the BBHOF) - Runyonesque
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I've seen several internet sites refer to baseball players' malaprops (and sometimes malprops in general) as Yogisms.
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Frank

Regarding your ? .......

"Seems like something should have come from Uecker or Marv Throneberry, but nothing is immediately coming to mind. "

When stadium spectators are sitting in "sky high" seats (as opposed to "sky boxes"), way up in the "rafters" of a ballpark,
they usually refer to their seats as "Bob Uecker seats".

We recently were asked where our seats were at Arthur Ashe Stadium (US Tennis Open). I made the point of saying......
"We were waving to Bob Uecker, who was sitting down below us few rows".


"Marvelous Marv" Throneberry....now there is quite a BB character.


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Old 09-22-2010, 07:41 AM
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Do team names count??? Okay, what about the Naps.

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I don't know that it's made it's way into vernacular, but every time I see a guy make an over the shoulder catch, it seems the announcer calls it a "Mays catch" Just happened on the Royals XM feed a week ago or so. Even though none of these catches are ever half as brilliant.
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the earl weaver special--3-run HR

my own: get dusty'd...young promising pitchers who get overused and break down under dusty baker
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How about "Tommy John" surgery.
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How about Bucknered. I think I have heard that phrase before not sure if it caught on.He Bucknered the ball!
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Dick Stuart was the original "Dr. Strangeglove" but I have heard the term used to describe fielders who could hit but had iron gloves and were error prone.
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How about Groat's syndrome?
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"Pete Rose" - A head first slide.
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How about Groat's syndrome?
Awesome Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.

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Rob beat me to it. I knew your reference was from Curb.
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My favorite Dick "Stonefingers" Stuart story I heard was,when he was at first base and a hot dog wrapper blew across the field and he fielded it cleanly and the crowd starts cheering since he didn`t make an error on the play!

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It's not a word, but the phrase "Say it ain't so, Joe" has made it into the language. Lots of google hits that have nothing to do with baseball.
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"Stengelese" didn't come to mind as of yet...
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"Roid Cheat" Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, A-Rod etc....
Sorry, couldn't resist a jab at those bums (and all the other "unknowns").
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Maybe its just because my sad lot in life is to be a Mets fan, but I live in a world where people say "You Gotta Believe" an awful lot.
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Don't know if this counts. I've heard people use the line from the Simon and Garfunkel song on occasion.

"Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?"
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Honus Wagner as in "Bronco Nagurski chicle card is the Honus Wagner of football cards."
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Honus Wagner as in "Bronco Nagurski chicle card is the Honus Wagner of football cards."
That's a good one.
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I have ate at many deli's that have a Bill Buckner Turkey sandwich on the menu.
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Maybe kind of local to NY, but John Sterling's " Jeterian swing", reffering to Derek Jeters swing.

What about Munsoned? From the movie, Kingpin? (Roy Munson, Woody Harrelson)
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I'd go with Marty Brennaman referring to Francisco Cordero as "full pack" as in he falls behind in the count and puts runners in scoring position with enough frequency that it's enough to cause you to smoke a full pack of cigarettes during the ninth inning. It seems like the term "full pack" was used to describe a pitcher from the '60s originally, but I can't think of his name at the moment.
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Suspecting that someone was likely to come up with the neologism, "Satchelism", I found this:

"(Another Satchelism is relevant here: "You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them." )"

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The guy pinched my girlfriend, so I Cobbed him.
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Not sure if this was mentioned, but growing up a Yankee fan in the late 80's and early 90's "Donnie Baseball" was a popular term.
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Please don't forget "The Mendoza line."
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"Rickey-Speak" was a regular news feature here in the Bay Area during his lengthy and successful career. Although not a native to Oakland , Henderson was raised here and grew up in a community that shared the lingo. About 15 years ago, the Oakland School Board, unsuccessfully argued that "Ebonics" was a separate language. Agree with it , or not, the language is still spoken in parts of West Oakland and East Oakland (50's to the 100's Avenues), and Rickey-Speak lives on.....
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A few from other sports....

A "Gordie Howe hat trick". A players scores a goal, gets an assist and gets in a fight all in one Hockey game.


Getting "Phaneufed" (for Hockey player Dion Phaneuf) means getting body checked really hard.

grabbing a "Rodman" (for Dennis Rodman) is another term for grabbing a rebound in Basketball.
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In figure skating, and also (I think) gymnastics, there are a number of moves named after the athlete who invented or popularized them. E.g. the Salchow.
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PUT UP YOUR DUKES

Meaning: Raise your fists and get ready to fight.

Origin: In the early 1800s, the Duke of York, Frederick Augustus, shocked English society by taking up boxing. He gained such admiration from boxers that many started referring to their fists as the "Dukes of York," and later "dukes."
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Nowhere near as commonly known as your examples, Frank, but "Pipped" has been used to mean, replaced for good.
I heard this used during a football game on Sunday.
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