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.