Names I Can’t Believe Aren’t Famous – Champ Summers

28 Aug

1983 Topps - Champ Summers

This has got to be the ultimate baseball name.  I mean, can you think of a hockey player or football player being named “Champ Summers?”  No, it would have to be a ballplayer.

Champ wasn’t a regular player for most of his career, but in 1979 and 1980 he took advantage of some playing time with Detroit and put up a couple of decent seasons.

He is most famous for this absolutely fantastic brawl between the Padres and Braves, however.  The video is worth a look.

His Wikipedia profile indicates that he now runs a summer camp called “Champ Summers’ Summer Camp for Champs,” which earns Champ the award for best name usage in a personal project.  Ever.

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