Last week we ran a story about the best nicknames in sports. As you may recall, one of the nominees for Best Racist, Sexist and/or Culturally Insensitive Nickname was outfielder Ryan Braun, aka “The Hebrew Hammer.” (Incidentally, as predicted, Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins took top honors in this category.)

While we stand behind our reporting, in the spirit of transparency we’d like to share with you an email we received yesterday from a concerned reader. It begins: “Not sure who did your research on the sports nicknames, but there is only one original Hebrew Hammer: Hank Greenberg.”

So we reopened the “ethnic slur” file and did some more digging…»
 

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