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Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Bonham Bullet Doesn't Have a Kellogg's Baseball Card

I was looking through a list of nicknames on baseball-reference.com today trying to find great nicknames or ones I hadn't heard before.  The Bonham Bullet was a surprise to hear because Bill Bonham was a Cub during my childhood.

It turns out that the nickname belonged to Danny Darwin whose career overlapped Bonham's by a few years.  They never faced each other since Darwin was in the A.L.  while Bonham was active in the N.L.

Darwin got the nickname because he attended Bonham H.S.  His other nickname was Dr. Death.  It has been stated that he punched Orel Hershiser in the face during a fight on the field - when they were teammates.  That reminds me of the movie Major League where Charlie Sheen is the one getting punched in the face.

Darwin had a nice career including a 171-182 record over 21 seasons.

Bonham didn't seem to have a nickname.  Unlike Darwin, Bonham got a Kellogg's card in 1979.   Bonham pitched for 10 years and had a career record of 75-83.

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