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Play Ball! Baby Names Inspired By Baseball
Is your baby-to-be an MVP already? With the MLB All-Star Game just around the corner, here’s our all-star roundup of modern, unique baby names inspired by baseball! Whether you’re looking for boys, girls, or unisex baby names, these famous baby names are sure to be a home run!
Baby Names Inspired by the Great American Pastime
Are you and your partner fans of the great American pastime? What better way to show your love for the sport than to give your child a baseball inspired baby name!
Baseball Baby Names from the Top 10 Players of 2013
First up to bat: names inspired by this year’s Top 10 Players, according to ESPN.
Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers, 3B) is ranked #1 this year in the MLB
Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers, RHP) is ranked #2 this year in the MLB
Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels, LF) is ranked #3 this year in the MLB
Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers, LHP) is ranked #4 this year in the MLB
Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers, LF) is ranked #5 this year in the MLB
*Can be a unisex baby name!
Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants, C) is ranked #6 this year in the MLB
Robison Cano (New York Yankees, 2B) is ranked #7 this year in the MLB
Felix Hernandez (Seattle Mariners, RHP) is ranked #8 this year in the MLB
Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds, 1B) is ranked #9 this year in the MLB
*Can be a unisex baby name!
David Price (Tampa Bay Rays, LHP) is ranked #10 this year in the MLB
Baseball Baby Names for Boys
Up to the plate: it’s baseball baby names for boys!
Left Fielder Barry Bonds (Pirates, Giants)
The legendary Left Fielder for the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams
Right Fielder Hank Aaron (Braves, Brewers) holds the record for the most career RBIs
Cy Young, one of the early twentieth century’s great pitchers
Nolan Ryan’s fastball made him a force to behold on the mound
Shortstop Derek Jeter leads the Yankees’ as their all time steals leader
Mickey Mantel (New York Yankees, CF) is considered one of the greatest switch hitters in baseball history
3B Wade Boggs (Red Sox, Yankees, Rays)
Pitcher Pedro Martinez (Dodgers, Expos, Red Sox)
Outfielder Reggie Jackson was a World Series MVP for two different teams
Shortstop Ozzie Smith (Padres, Cardinals) is a thirteen-time Gold Glove winner
Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg was also known as “Hammerin’ Hank”
Manny Ramirez is a nine-time Silver Slugger
Center Fielder Duke Snider (Dodgers, Mets, Giants)
RHP Jim Palmer (Baltimore Orioles) is considered the winningest pitcher of the 1970s
Powerhouse Right Fielder Sammy Sosa (Rangers, White Sox, Cubs, Orioles) is the only player to have ever had three seasons with over 60 home runs
In honor of the Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, New York!
Baseball Baby Names for Girls
On deck: girls’ baby names inspired by baseball!
In honor of Willie Mays, the great New York (Mets, Giants) Center Fielder
In honor of Hall of Fame Pitcher Roger Clemens
In honor of the great Lou Gehrig, known as the “Pride of the Yankees”
Right Fielder and Third Baseman Mel Otts (New York Giants)
In honor of Outfielder and First Baseman Pete Rose
In honor of Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles), considered to be the greatest all-around third baseman in baseball
In honor of the great pitcher Sandy Koufax (Brooklyn Dodgers)
Shortstop and Center Fielder Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers)
In honor of Red Sox Nation!
In honor of the Los Angeles Angels
A name fit for a legend: the one, the only – Babe Ruth
Unisex Baseball Baby Names
Don’t get thrown a fastball when choosing names… here are some excellent unisex baby names inspired by baseball’s greats!
After Left Fielder Rickey Henderson, the all-time leader in runs and steals
Shortstop and Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez (Mariners, Rangers, Yankees)
After Pitcher Cal Ripken, Jr. (Baltimore Orioles)
After the trailblazing Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers
The one, the only: Yogi Berra!
Home of the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards!
While they’re no longer a team, the Brooklyn Dodgers reigned supreme for many years in the early days of baseball.