Explaining the Origin of All 30 MLB Teams' Nickname

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Explaining the Origin of All 30 MLB Teams' Nickname
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays are one of many teams with an interesting nickname origin.

Each Major League Baseball team has a little bit of a story behind how it got its nickname and some of those stories may not be as well known as others.

For instance, some are related to where teams are located geographically, but others seem to have come out of thin air. I bet you didn’t know the fans determined multiple teams’ nicknames.

But they did play a major role in the naming process. Thousands of suggestions were sorted through and judged before anything was set into stone. Other teams didn’t care what the fans thought.

Don’t know how your favorite team was named? Ahead lies the answer. 


*All information related to the origin of each team’s nickname was obtained via SportsNet.ca unless otherwise noted. 

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