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By Richard Worth

specialist baseball is stuffed with arcane crew names. the l. a. Dodgers, for example, owe their nickname to the trolley tracks that honeycombed Brooklyn within the early Eighteen Eighties. (Residents have been "trolley dodgers.") From the Negro Leagues, there have been the Pittsburgh Crawfords (sponsored early by way of the Crawford bathtub condominium and activity Center); from the minors, the Tucson Waddies (slang for cowboy) and, later, the Montgomery Biscuits (for the would-be concessions staple); from in a foreign country, the Adelaide, Australia, chunk (a shark reference but in addition a pun for bight) and the Bussum, Netherlands, Mr. Cocker HCAW (the sponsoring eating place chain, by way of the acronym for the professional staff identify, Honkbalclub Allan Weerbaar).
This complete reference publication explains the nicknames of hundreds of thousands of significant and minor league franchises, Negro League and early self sustaining black golf equipment, and foreign teams--from 1869 via 2011.

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