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Posted by: Mrs. Singy on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:40:21 AM
Are nicknames named after “Nick,” another name for Nicholas? Who knows, but nicknames can be fun. My friend’s husband calls me “Queen” and in high school I was “Bigfoot.” Close friends call me “Suz” and as you can see here, I’m nicknamed “Mrs. Singy” after hubby Ken Singleton’s nickname bestowed on him decades ago by Orioles teammates.
Nicknames have always been common in the sports world. The 1900’s played “Wee Willie” Keeler since he was little; and thinking way back to the late 1800’s, there was a Major Leaguer nicknamed “Death to Flying Things” – Bob Ferguson’s nickname derived from his greatness as a defensive player. And the most famous nickname of all was...
Posted by: Mrs. Singy on Jun 30, 2011 at 11:13:15 AM
Rosie Apicella, 82, met Ken at the bocce courts in Little Italy, Baltimore, during my Tuesday night bocce league. Ken had tagged along to watch our team of Molino cousins -- team “CUGINI” (translates to cousins in Italian) -- but he never had the chance to watch because Rosie found him.
And when Rosie found him, she talked baseball. A lot of baseball. Mostly Yankees – Rosie is a colossal Yankees fan. And in a town that has its own baseball team, especially Baltimore fans true to their O’s, that’s sometimes surprising.
She knew it was Derek Jeter’s...