How They Got the Nickname: Parakeet
August 1st, 2012 by slangon

Tito was what you might call “outgoing”. So outgoing in fact, he earned the nickname “Parakeet” because he chatted so much with opposing players while he was on the base paths. His son also has a colorful name – “Clinch”. That’s no nickname, however. The boy was born the same day that the Giants clinched the 1971 N.L. West pennant, so Tito decided to name him Clinch.

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