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

Shortstop: "Rabbit"

BIRTH NAME: Walter James Vincent Maranville

YEARS ACTIVE: 1912-1935

TEAM(S): Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals

Thanks to a 7-year-old girl that noticed his relatively short height (5’5’’), unusually large ears, and exceptional leaping ability, the “Rabbit” was born. He took that jumping ability to new heights, literally. Sometimes, under the influence of alcohol, Maranville would dive into his hotel swimming pool…from his hotel balcony. Dude was definitely badass before the word even existed.

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