Catfish and Co.: The All Animal Nickname MLB All-Stars

Second Baseman: "The Human Crab"

BIRTH NAME: John Joseph Evers 

YEARS ACTIVE: 1902-1917, 1922, 1929

TEAM(S): Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox

Whether it was for his fielding style that resembled a crustacean, or for his hard-nosed way of playing second base, one thing was for sure, Johnny Evers was “The Crab.” Near the end of his career, the nickname took a negative turn after word got out about Evers’ attitude problems and his beef with his teammate and the Batman to his Robin when it came to executing double plays, shortstop Joe Tinker. Apparently Crab got on Tinker! That's gonna necessitate a trip to the doctor...

 

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