Are these classic TV character actors or 1960s baseball All-Stars?

Can you tell Dabs, Mudcat and Shug from Cookie, Catfish and Boog?


Classic TV character actors had all kinds of kooky names. Some of them were perfectly tailored to their frequent appearances in Westerns while others were simply family names that you don't hear every day.

Another realm of pop culture with a penchant for strange monikers was professional baseball, especially in the 1960s. Players had all kinds of nicknames.

Here are the names of classic TV character actors mixed with some of the memorable MLB ballplayers of the 1960s. Can you tell who is who from the names alone?

  1. Yogi Berra
  2. Slim Pickens
  3. Hank Aaron
  4. Ernie Banks
  5. Dabbs Greer
  6. Cookie Rojas
  7. X Brands
  8. Nellie Fox
  9. Chill Wills
  10. Scatman Crothers
  11. Boog Powell
  12. Cactus Mack
  13. Mudcat Grant
  14. Minnie Minoso
  15. Big Buck Maffei
  16. Catfish Hunter
  17. Shug Fisher
  18. Tristram Coffin
  19. Blue Moon Odom
  20. Guich Koock

Are these classic TV character actors or 1960s baseball All-Stars?

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James9 13 days ago
19/20. Missed number 15.
RedSamRackham James9 13 days ago
* 19/20 here! I guessed wrong on #12 ♣
Peter 31 months ago
Got 'em all cause I knew all the ball players.
frances3agape 33 months ago
WOW - 18 of 20
But only KNEW 10 while 8 were LUCKY guesses
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texasluva 33 months ago

Snap! Our quiz guesser lynngdance done took this down in a jiffy. Now we can all sit back, relax and view. Thanks again lynngdance. Also Moody was just in the Rear (behind Lynn).

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WSK2513 33 months ago
Had Tristam Coffin and Tris Speaker confused there for a minute.

Tresix 33 months ago
100%! Only two I wasn’t sure about were Mudcat and Big Buck. Blue Moon Odom was one of my favorite players from the Oakland A’s. Also should have included Odom’s teammate Vida Blue. But, seriously, do you think anyone would miss Hank Aaron?! Especially considering the controversy over his death?
Dajj 33 months ago
19/20 I did remember some of those great baseball players.Good quiz!
MadMadMadWorld 33 months ago
20/20 This had to be the easiest quiz I ever took on MeTV. Of course, I'm a long-term baseball fan, so I knew all the Baseball nicknames. I also know many tv characters, so I recognized all of those. #13 Jim "Mudcat" Grant has one of the great nicknames in baseball, and had recently passed away so I knew of him for many years now.
UTZAAKE 33 months ago
20/20. Quiz was easy because one of the two options of each question was "Baseball All-Star" instead of just "Baseball Player." An interesting question would've been Al Ferrara who played mostly with the Dodgers in the 1960s but also appeared on Batman three times and Gilligan's Island once. He would be considered a character actor in this quiz because he was never an All-Star.
MadMadMadWorld UTZAAKE 33 months ago
But the quiz did not include a puzzler for Al Ferrara, who I also remember as an L.A. Dodger player in the '60s. He was mostly a ballplayer, notwithstanding the few appearances he made as a guest on tv shows.
SashaPayneDiaz 33 months ago
18/20 A lot of lucky guesses but Big Buck & Shug killed my ace.
MrBill 33 months ago
19/20; had to guess on the last four
DIGGER1 33 months ago
Are these classic TV character actors or 1960s baseball All-Stars?
You got 18 out of 20
Did you get all of them or were the right answers kinda… Slim Pickens?
MadMadMadWorld DIGGER1 33 months ago
I read on how he got his famous name. He was riding on the rodeo circuit. Someone told him that he should take up another line of work because all he would ever get in the rodeo was "Slim Pickin's" and he adopted that as his name, with a slight spelling change on the last name! He had a marvelous screen personality and unique, raspy Southern drawl, although born near Fresno, CA. His birth name was the un-spectacular Louis Berton Lindley Jr. Best remembered for a single "cowboy" image: that of bomber pilot Maj. "King" Kong waving his cowboy hat rodeo-style as he rides a nuclear bomb onto its target in the great black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). He was only 64 when he died in Dec. 1983 from a brain tumor.
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