It’s been a while since I found an inspiring name of the week, but this one could not be overlooked. Ladies and gentlemen, I present:
Buttercup gets bonus points for having played for the Worcester Ruby Legs, which is clearly the Baseball Team Name of the Week.
I stumbled onto Mr. Lewis Pessano Dickerson this weekend after passing through Troy, New York, on my way to my dad’s wedding upstate. Troy is, as my companion pointed out, the erstwhile home of the Troy Haymakers, one of the first professional baseball teams, and then later the Troy Trojans, for whom Buttercup played. He was a pretty good player by the standards of his time, with a lifetime OPS+ of 121, though of course his power numbers and OBP don’t look like much these days. Let’s not lose track of what’s important, however – namely, that HE WAS CALLED BUTTERCUP DICKERSON.
Also, check out this ‘stache from later in his career: