The 25 Athletes with the Most Nicknames

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The 25 Athletes with the Most Nicknames
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An athlete's quest for greatness goes far beyond the playing field. His legacy will forever be defined by the people he's influenced and the reputation he's earned.

Out of respect to those influential individuals, fans and pundits have continuously churned up batches of creative nicknames throughout history to highlight admired or despised qualities.

From Ted "The Splendid Splinter" Williams to Elvis "Toast" Patterson, nicknames have always been part of sports. They've defined careers and detailed one's true popularity.

While many athletes have earned one heart-warming nickname, only a lucky few have inherited a countless amount, and the resulting opportunity to rotate on demand. And to those embraced individuals, bravo for the sportsmanship.

Let's see which 25 athletes earned the most nicknames. And hopefully adjusted their birth certificates accordingly.

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