Great Baseball Nicknames- ‘Stan The Man Unusual’/ ‘Full Pack’- Don Stanhouse. Don Stanhouse was for the most part a journeyman pitcher for ten seasons in Major League Baseball for four different teams. His career win-loss record was a very unimpressive 38-54. Towards the end of his career though-he had a few noteworthy seasons for the Baltimore Orioles in 1978 and 1979 when as the closer for the Baltimore Orioles had seasons where he saved 24 and 21 games. In 1979 when the Orioles went to the World Series he gained a lot of attention for driving Orioles manager Earl Weaver crazy. He had two nicknames- ‘Stan The Man Unusual’- a play on the great Stan ‘The Man’ Musial’s nickname. Stanhouse was a noted flake with his antics and his Harpo Marx hairstyle. During batting practice he would do a primal scream which would entertain early arrivals at the ballpark. ‘Full Pack’ was a nickname he earned for his pitching style which drove manager Earl Weaver to smoke a ‘full pack’ of cigarettes when he came in to pitch. Those two seasons as the Orioles closer- Stanhouse had a habit of coming into games in the late innings with the Orioles usually in the lead- and walking batters he didn’t want to face, getting himself into a jam but usually working his way out of it somehow. Weaver a chain smoker would get nervous and would duck into the runway to the clubhouse back underneath and smoke…sometimes he would be caught on the bench puffing away. Weaver would be quoted of saying Stanhouse was an asshole who ruined his health. 1979 was Stanhouse’s year- he was an All-Star that year. He quickly fell off the table though- after 1979 he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers where he pitched horribly and the Dodgers sent him home. He tried a comeback in 1982 with the Orioles which didn’t take and he was out of baseball.