The Most Unusual Names In Pro Sports

Throughout the history of professional sports, there have been many unforgettable players. Some players are memorable because of a specific skill that they displayed on the field. Others may be remembered because they had crazy personalities. Still others are unforgettable because of their unusual names.

And these names could be interesting for a number of reasons, whether it be a wild nickname, lots of alliteration or even a strange double entendre. Below is a list of the craziest names in the history of pro sports.

Blue Moon Odom

Johnny Lee Odom was born in Macon, Georgia on May 29th of 1945. He was given the name Blue Moon by a classmate, thanks to his rounded face. Blue Moon had a talent for pitching and played for some very good Athletics teams throughout the 1960s and ’70s.

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Odom was an important member of Oakland’s back to back to back World Series teams of the early 1970s. He also pitched well enough to make two All-Star games during the 1968 and 1969 seasons.