The ultimate sports nickname quiz

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Ryan Murphy

July 9th, 2020

It takes a lot to become a professional athlete. You need skill, talent, determination and, most importantly, a killer nickname.

Every great jock worth his salt has had a classic handle. Some of them, like Babe Ruth, even had five or more. The Yankees slugger was alternately known as the Sultan of Swat, the Great Bambino, the Caliph of Clout, and the Behemoth of Bust.

Nicknames can relate to a player’s place of birth, like Aroldis Chapman’s Cuban Missile moniker. They can be a nod to their size, like Mark McGwire’s Big Mac. Or they can simply reference a player’s jersey number, like Chris Paul’s CP3. Nicknames help to make big time athletes even larger than life and imbue them with the sort of mystique money can't buy.

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