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The question: Which two baseball Hall of Famers were named after Theodore Roosevelt?
The answer: Ted Williams' given name on his birth certificate was Teddy, after Teddy Roosevelt. Jackie Robinson's full name was Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
You get extra credit if you recall Theodore Roosevelt "Double Duty" Radcliffe, who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but was one of the Negro League's great players. He got the nickname Double Duty from Damon Runyon after catching Satchel Paige in the first game of a doubleheader in the 1932 Negro League World Series, then pitching a shutout himself in the second. When he died two years ago at the age of 103, he was believed to be the oldest pro ballplayer, and NPR paid him tribute. Here he is in his playing days, making a tag at the plate. #