Comments on: Mickey http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Keith http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-105206 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:34:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-105206 Mick Kelleher is currently the first base coach for the Yankees.

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By: Albert7 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104814 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 04:36:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104814 "Joe, I know, but of course it was a play on words and supposed to be suggestive of Mouth, consistent with his character's mouthy behavior."

LOL! Can't you just admit you didn't know the character's name? Holy crap.

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By: Albert7 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104811 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 04:29:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104811 "Oh I thought Iisted Cochrane...was just essentially a typo that I left him out."

Geez, just admit you didn't think of him. It's not a typo when you don't list the guy, it's an omission.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104802 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:22:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104802 Mick is a fairly common nickname for Michael in the U.K. The most famous example is probably Michael Philip Jagger. In fact, there was a time when the Rolling Stones had two Micks. The other was Mick Taylor, but I don't know his full name.

In the U.S., I remember an infielder from the 1970s named Michael Dennis Kelleher, who went by the nickname of Mick. (I used to work with a Michael Kelleher, who went by the more common nickname of Mike.)

Over the years, I have also known of women and girls nicknamed Mickey, sometimes with a feminized spelling such as Miki. Usually, her real name is one that starts with M, such as Michelle.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104737 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:53:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104737 Incidentally, Mickey Cochrane's real name was Gordon Stanley Cochrane. As far as I can tell, the nickname "Mickey" derived from the derogatory term "Mick" used for Irish Catholics.

As for Mickey Lolich (Michael Stephen, born 1940, grew up in Oregon), I can't find anything stating a name connection with Cochrane. Obviously, Mickey is one of the common derivatives of Michael. If Lolich (or his parents) were influenced by anyone towards calling him Mickey, it might have been Mantle. Lolich's SABR bio quotes him saying, "The only games we would get were national broadcasts of the Yankees, so I grew up idolizing Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford in the 1950s.”

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By: Juan sin Miedo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104730 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:34:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104730 The first Mickey to come to mind shares a rookie card (1978 Topps) with a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (Paul Molitor), and another that warrents selection(Alan Tramell). Thats right none other then Mickey Klutts (NY Yankees, Oakland A's and Toronto Blue Jays:1976 - 1983) BTW This rookie card also featured a pretty recognizable infielder that liked to chew on tooth pics. (U.L. Washington)

FYI: Mickey Klutts was a favorite of Billy Martin who actually played a long side Mickey Mantle. The irony.

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By: Andy Patton http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104729 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:33:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104729 Mine went to Lolich, who was born in 1940, possible he was named after cochrane as well?

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104720 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 18:34:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104720 Miggy Cabrera.

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By: Alex http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104711 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:57:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104711 There are a few Mickeys currently playing in the minor leagues.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10645/comment-page-1#comment-104708 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:53:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10645#comment-104708 Actually we named my son Heinie. We call him "tush" as a nickname.

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