Today the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrates its 73rd birthday.

Personally, nicknames are just as much a part of baseball as beer and hot dogs. For as long as the game has existed, teammates and announcers have provided the fans with colorful names that turn celebrities into part of the family.

Nicknames are part of baseball history, so where better to look than Cooperstown?

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY is loaded with great players and equally interesting nicknames. Everybody has heard about “The Babe,” “Stan the Man” and the “Say Hey Kid,” but with 240 former players and 19 managers, there are dozens of others that go completely unnoticed.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 rarely heard nicknames from the Baseball Hall of Fame…

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