Did You Know? Baseball player nicknames range all across the board from simple names to more intricate. For example, “Ears” for player Don Mossi who had big ears or for Walt “No Neck” Williams for no having much of a neck. Players have been referred to their baseball skills like Brooks Robinson who was nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” for his skills at taking in ground balls at third base. Nolan Ryan threw 100MPH fastballs dubbing him the “The Ryan Express”.