BIRTH NAME: Ronald Charles Cey
YEARS ACTIVE: 1971-1987
TEAM(S): Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics
In some cases, our natural appearance and characteristics create our nicknames. Born with short legs and a waddling running style, Cey couldn’t escape his striking resemblance to a penguin. It didn’t take long for his Washington State University baseball coach, Bobo Brayton, to make the connection and create the legend. The Penguin got the last laugh though, making 6 All-Star teams and winning the 1981 World Series MVP as one-fourth of the Dodgers' legendary '70s infield with Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell.