Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Name Hall of Fame Nominee - Wonderful Terrific Monds III

You just can't make this stuff up.

Wonderful Terrific Monds the Third was a career minor league who player in the Atlanta, Colorado, and Cincinatti farm systems. His father, Wonder Monds, played football for the San Francisco 49ers. Wonderful actually had a decent run in the minors, batting .281 and stealing quite a few bases and hitting 55 homeruns over 7 years. But he never made it to the bigs, which is very sad given his stellar name.

The reason for the name? Wonderful's Grandfather was the first boy born in his family after 11 girls, which his father (Monds the Third's Great Grandfather) found Wonderful and Terrific. The name stuck.

To see the best sports names of all time, visit the Truly Great Names page.
To see some good sports names that were voted out, visit the Good Names page.
To see the current voting ballot, visit the Ballot page.

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