Player Monikers

Below is an incomplete list of players nicknames throughout Mets history compiled by Thomas Yorke. Yes, we know this is not exhaustive. Do you know one that is not on the list, help us build the list. Post your thoughts in the comments below and we will update the list periodically. Thanks for visiting Mets Rewind!

King Kong/Sky King – Dave Kingman
The Franchise/Tom Terrific – Tom Seaver
The Kid – Gary Carter
The Old Perfessor – Casey Stengel
Dr. K/Doc – Dwight Gooden
Straw – Darryl Strawberry
Kooz – Jerry Koosman
El Duque – Orlando Hernandez
Mex – Keith Hernandez
El Sid – Sid Fernandez
Thor – Noah Syndergaard
The Dark Knight – Matt Harvey
The Hammer – John Milner
Flo – Wilmer Flores
The Dude – John Stearns
Mags – Dave Magadan
Fonzie – Edgardo Alfonzo
Nails – Lenny Dykstra
Clink – Donn Clendenon
Hojo – Howard Johnson
Choo Choo – Clarence Coleman
Gorfax – Tom Gorman
World – Kevin Mitchell
Hot Rod – Rod Kanehl

Captain America – David Wright
Scooter – Michael Conforto
Polar Bear – Pete Alonso
Flying Squirrel – Jeff McNeil
La Potencia – Yoenis Cespedes
Yogi – Lawrence Berra
Hawk – Bob Taylor
The Stork – George Theodore
Le Grande Orange – Rusty Staub
Edwin Diaz – Sugar
Say Hey Kid – Willie Mays
Sweet Music – Frank Viola
Krane – Ed Kranepool
The Express – Nolan Ryan
Maz – Lee Mazzilli
Frenchy – Jeff Francoeur
Hit Dog – Mo Vaughn
ToddFather – Todd Frazier
Tank – Todd Pratt
The Glider – Ed Charles
Super Joe – Joe McEwing
Hendu – Steve Henderson
1 Dog – Lance Johnson
Hondo – Don Hahn
Rocky – Ron Swoboda

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Thomas Yorke
Thomas Yorke was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a lifetime New York Mets fan with roots that go all the way back to their Amazing beginnings in 1962. His philosophy is to cherish our past, as it helps make us who we are today. This is particularly true of Mets fans. It's OK to love both Noah Syndergaard, and Marvelous Marv Throneberry. He has published multiple children’s books and several coming-of-age young adult fiction novellas. They are available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle at
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