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The Most George Lucas-Like Names In Baseball

Updated November 11, 2019 1.4k votes 103 voters 1.3k views32 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-A** 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-a**."

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  • Jaff Decker1
    70
    8

    Jaff Decker

    San Diego Padres, Tamba Bay Rays
  • Eppa Rixey2
    58
    4

    Eppa Rixey

    Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds
  • Callix Crabbe3
    50
    10

    Callix Crabbe

    San Diego Padres
  • Jabari Blash4
    61
    25

    Jabari Blash

    Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres
  • Sicnarf Loopstok5
    39
    8

    Sicnarf Loopstok

    Cleveland Indians
  • Nook Logan6
    37
    7

    Nook Logan

    Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals
  • Zip Zabel7
    38
    10

    Zip Zabel

    Chicago Cubs
  • Jot Goar8
    33
    5

    Jot Goar

    Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds
  • Ambiorix Burgos9
    36
    10

    Ambiorix Burgos

    Kansas City Royals
  • Yu Darvish10
    41
    16

    Yu Darvish

    Texas Rangers
  • Jedd Gyorko11
    30
    6

    Jedd Gyorko

    San Diego Padres
  • Laynce Nix12
    31
    10

    Laynce Nix

    Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Jett Bandy13
    27
    8

    Jett Bandy

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Touki Toussaint14
    36
    20

    Touki Toussaint

    Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Chasen Shreve15
    37
    22

    Chasen Shreve

    Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees
  • Jurickson Profar16
    35
    22

    Jurickson Profar

    Texas Rangers
  • Didi Gregorius17
    24
    10

    Didi Gregorius

    Philadelphia Phillies
  • Storm Throne18
    35
    23

    Storm Throne

    Chicago White Sox
  • Mookie Betts19
    29
    23

    Mookie Betts

    Boston Red Sox
  • Ender Inciarte20
    26
    22

    Ender Inciarte

    Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves
  • Scooter Gennett21
    29
    27

    Scooter Gennett

    Milwaukee Brewers
  • Izzy Alcantara22
    17
    12

    Izzy Alcantara

    Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Boof Bonser23
    20
    18

    Boof Bonser

    Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Twins
  • Yonder Alonso24
    21
    21

    Yonder Alonso

    Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
  • Orlando Calixte25
    21
    22

    Orlando Calixte

    Kansas City Royals