The Best Nicknames in Baseball History

Brooks Robinson: The Human Vacuum Cleaner

Credit: Baseball Hall of Fame

Credit: Baseball Hall of Fame

There is no question that Brooks Robinson was one of the best third basemen to ever play the position. Winner of 16 consecutive Gold Glove awards — yes you read that right — Robinson got to any ball hit in his direction. The fact that he was just that good at his position defensively earned him that great nickname.

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