Baseball Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

While baseball has had numerous variations upon the game’s inception, the game we know now became established in the United States in the mid-1850’s, a time at which the game was referred to as the “national pastime”. The National League was founded in 1876 and in 1887 softball was invented. Called “indoor baseball”, softball was an indoor version of the game. With all modern rules of the game established by 1901, the game continued to increase in popularity. For fans of the game, there may be nothing that you enjoy more than watching nine innings of your favorite team or playing in a game yourself. As it is likely that your new friend will be enjoying these games by your side, a baseball themed name can be a perfect moniker for your pup.

Baseball Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture

Baseball Inspired Dog Name Considerations

While you consider what is the right name for your new pooch, a baseball inspired name may be just what you are searching for. If you have brought home a Golden Retriever, for example, he may remind you of Buddy from Air Bud, while an English Mastiff may bring to mind Hercules, also known as “the Beast”.

If you are a fan of sports, particularly of baseball, giving your pup a baseball inspired name can be ideal. You may have a favorite player whose name you want to pass on to your dog, or you might want to be reminded of your favorite team by giving your new friend the team’s name or the name of the stadium where they play. Every time you call your dog, you will be reminded of the excitement that you feel as your team takes the field each season.  It can also be fun to name your dog after a play or call that occurs in the game.

No matter your reason for choosing a baseball inspired name for your dog, you should have no trouble finding possibilities that are a fit for your new pal. Once a name is chosen you will enjoy the regular reminders simply calling your dog’s name will bring of your favorite sport. 

Male Baseball Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Dodger
A national league team in major league baseball
9
Rookie
A player in their first year of play
8
Miller
Miller park is where the Milwaukee Brewers play
7
Yogi
A catcher in Major League Baseball who also became a coach and a manager
7
Vin
Longtime Dodger announcer Vin Scully
7
Mickey
For Mickey Mantle, who played for the New York Yankees
7
Fenway
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox
6
Hot Dog
For the food that is popular for those attending baseball games
6
Hercules
For the English Mastiff in the film The Sandlot
6
Astro
For the Houston Astros, a major league baseball team
4
Sox
If you are a fan of either the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox
4
Marlin
The Miami Marlins is a team in the National League of Major League Baseball
4
Homer
For the home run, where the hitter rounds all of the bases
4
Derek
Derek Jeter, a former New York Yankee player, now the Chief Executive Officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins
4
Cy
Cy Young, a pitcher in Major League Baseball, set pitching records some of which have stood for over a century; an award is given in his name each year for the best pitcher
4
Cracker Jack
The snack that is popular at live baseball games
4
Chopper
When a ball is hit and strikes the area of dirt in front of home plate right away
2
Jeter
Derek Jeter, a player on the New York Yankees
1
Ranger
For the Texas Rangers, a major league baseball team
1
Brooks
The name of the canine ambassador for the Rough Riders Minor League Baseball team
-1
Yankee
An American league team in major league baseball
-1
Grounder
The term for a ground ball
-1
Albert
For Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals
-2
Lefty
A term commonly used for a left-handed pitcher
-2
Campy
As in the player Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers
-3
Pop
For pop up, which once caught, is an out
-3
Closer
A relief pitcher who is regularly utilized to finish the game
-4
Don
For Don Mattingly, a longtime player on the Yankees, now the manager of the Florida Marlins
-5
Strike
What a pitcher is aiming for and what a hitter wants to avoid; three strikes and the hitter out
-7
Ump
For the umpire, who ensures that the rules are followed

Female Baseball Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Wrigley
As in Wrigley field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, located in Chicago’s North side
10
Angel
For the Los Angeles Angels, an American League team
9
Sandy
For Sandy Koufax, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, beginning in 1955
9
Sally
Stands for the South Atlantic League (SAL), a Class A minor baseball league
9
Jackie
For Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern era
8
Diamond
The layout of the four bases is called the diamond
8
Ann
For Ann Harnett, the first woman to sign with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
7
Dorothy
For Dorothy Kamenshek, considered the best hitter in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League; the only player to get more than 1000 hits and also stole 631 bases
6
Caray
For Cubs longtime broadcaster Harry Caray, his son Skip Caray, or his grandson Chip Caray, both of whom have broadcast for the Braves
5
Ozzie
For Ozzie Smith, the St. Louis Cardinals player known for his play as well as for doing back flips on the field
4
Peanut
For the snack that is popular at all levels of baseball
4
Miami
For the Miami Marlins, a major league baseball team
4
Comet
Ann Harnett played with the Kenosha Comets
3
Ruth
For Babe Ruth, a major league baseball player who played for 22 seasons
3
Red
As in the Cincinatti Reds; a good name for the fan of a team, particularly for a dog that is red in color
3
Jay
As in the Major League Baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays
2
Ria
Ria Cortesia is a female umpire in professional baseball
2
Phillie
For the Philadelphia Phillies; a good name for a fan of the team
2
Paige
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was a pitcher in Major League Baseball as well as a player in the American Negro league; Paige played in the Major Leagues until the age of 47
2
Meatball
Refers to a pitch that is easy to hit
2
Jennie
Jennie Finch, a famous softball player who won a gold medal as a pitcher for Team USA in 2004
2
Casey
For baseball player and manager Casey Stengel
2
Camden
Named for Camden Yards, which is the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles
2
Beane
William Lamar Beane III, also known as Billy, who played professional baseball and now works in the front office of the Oakland A’s; best known for applying statistical analysis to players when evaluating them
1
Trot
For the slow jog around the bases that players make after hitting a home run
1
Mattie
Don Mattingly, spent his career with the Yankees and is now the manager of the Miami Marlins
0
Shea
The stadium where the New York Mets played from 1964 to 2008
-1
Sophie
Sophie Kurys earned the nickname “Tina Cobb”; averaged 123.77 stolen bases in her nine season career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
-1
Bronx
For the location of Yankee stadium
-5
Rally
When a team comes back from behind

Community Dogs with Baseball Inspired Names

Cubby's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Cubby
Female
Labrador Retriever
Iowa City, IA
Personality
Loving
Planful

We are the biggest cubs fans CubbyBear

Fenway bark's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Fenway bark
Male
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Buffalo Center, IA
Personality
Sweet

I❤Red Sox

Ace's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Ace
Male
Labrador Retriever
El Paso, IL
Personality
Great
Laid bac
Laid back

ACE refers to the Best pitcher on a baseball team

Slugger's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Slugger
Male
American Bulldog
Miami, AZ

Our whole family plays and love baseball. Both my boys play since they where 4. We have had a total of three bull dogs and have named them all after Baseball. Our oldest bulldog was “STRIKE” he had three balls down the side of his body. Our second was “coach”. He was big and had the boss attitude. And our baby is “Slugger”. These where all amazing ... and everyone loved the fact that we are a true Baseball fam. Now we have aquired our first Chihuahua and are debating on calling her “Diamond” to continue our tradition :)

Slugger's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Slugger
Male
Labrador Retriever
Rutherfordton, NC

We are a baseball family and wanted a great baseball name.

Ivy's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Ivy
Female
Sheprador
Wichita, KS
Personality
Energetic
Spunky
Curious

Life long Chicago Cubs fan. Husband is a life long Chicago White Sox fan. I was able to sneak in the name Ivy after the ivy that grows in Wrigley field without him realizing it was after the Cubs!!! Shhhhh.....don't tell him! It's another win for me!!!

Wrigley's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Wrigley
Female
Pointer
Flemington, NJ
Personality
Loyal
Playful
Loving

My husband and I are are huge baseball fans, specifically Yankees fans but Chicago is my favorite city and every time I have visited, I’ve gone to a Cubbies game...hence the name Wrigley. We have a cat named Jeter and a cat named Baby Ruth aka Ruthie❤️

Gizmo's name story for Baseball Inspired Dog Names
Gizmo
Male
Shih Tzu
Loveland, OH
Personality
lazy lovable

he was named that after gizmo the grimlen. he is a shih Tzu York mix are hole family loves him

Ozzie
Male
Dachshund
Atlantic Beach, FL

He is named after Ozzie Smith and Ozzie Albies