How They Got the Nickname: Mudcat
May 14th, 2012 by slangon

Jim Grant started his career pitching for the Cleveland Indians, where he was roommates with his boyhood idol Larry Doby. Doby thought Grant was “”ugly as a Mississippi mudcat”. One thing led to another and all of a sudden Jim Grant becomes “Mudcat” Grant. Nothing is cooler than being given your nickname by your boyhood idol.

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