Total Nerd The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball  

Kellen Perry
300 votes 54 voters 32 items

In December 2016, Vice Sports contributing editor David Roth somehow managed to combine some of the best Star Wars-related writing and baseball-related writing of the year into one glorious piece: "What Are the Most Egregiously George Lucas-Ass Names in Baseball?" The question, as Roth put it, was "robustly engaged," because it turns out there are a ton of baseball players with George Lucas-ass names. A "George Lucas-ass name," according to Roth, is a name that is "overstated and goofy in the same ways that the names George Lucas has given to characters in his Star Wars universe are overstated and goofy." More specifically, it "must sound like the name of a character in a mid-century adventure novel, and it must also have some broad space-age vibes and a general air of arch artificiality."

Baseball players who would fit right in the Star Wars universe include Didi Gregorius (member of the Galactic Senate, for sure), Jett Bandy (a quippy, Han Solo-esque smuggler?), and Sicnarf Loopstok (a Cantina regular, of course). In honor of Roth's amazing observation, we've compiled a few dozen baseball players and managers with Star Wars names. Vote up the ones you think are the most "George Lucas-ass."

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Sicnarf Loopstok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Sicnarf Loopstok Cleveland Indians

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Jot Goar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jot Goar Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds

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Yonder Alonso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Yonder Alonso Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres

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Jett Bandy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jett Bandy Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Jabari Blash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jabari Blash Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres

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Didi Gregorius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Didi Gregorius Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Jaff Decker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jaff Decker San Diego Padres, Tamba Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Eppa Rixey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Eppa Rixey Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds

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Jedd Gyorko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jedd Gyorko San Diego Padres

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Touki Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Touki Toussaint Arizona Diamondbacks

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Storm Throne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Storm Throne Chicago White Sox

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Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Yu Darvish Texas Rangers

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Mookie Betts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox

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Ender Inciarte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Ender Inciarte Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves

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Skye Bolt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Skye Bolt Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics

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Boof Bonser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Boof Bonser Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Twins

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Zip Zabel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Zip Zabel Chicago Cubs

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Jurickson Profar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Jurickson Profar Texas Rangers

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Orlando Calixte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Orlando Calixte Kansas City Royals

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Arismendy Alcantara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Izzy Alcantara Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers

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Ambiorix Burgos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Ambiorix Burgos Kansas City Royals

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Scooter Gennett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Scooter Gennett Milwaukee Brewers

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Chasen Shreve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Chasen Shreve Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees

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Lyle Overbay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Lyle Overbay New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Callix Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Callix Crabbe San Diego Padres

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Ned Yost is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Ned Yost Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos

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Laynce Nix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Laynce Nix Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers

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Nook Logan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Nook Logan Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals

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Logan Ice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Logan Ice Cleveland Indians

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Burke Badenhop is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Burke Badenhop Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers

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Tanyon Sturtze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Tanyon Sturtze New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs

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Boone Logan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most George Lucas-Ass Names In Baseball
Boone Logan New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies