Pat 'the Bat' Burrell on how Alex Cora revealed true meaning of his nickname

By , Audacy Sports

The large majority of people would look at Pat "the Bat" Burrell's nickname and wouldn't even think to bat an eye — no pun intended. After all, a resume that includes getting drafted with the No. 1 overall pick, slugging 25-plus home runs in six seasons and taking home two World Series championships, "the Bat" seems like an appropriate way to label such a prominent presence on the offensive side of the ball.

As it turns out, though, "the Bat" had nothing to do with how powerful a slugger Burrell was at the plate when it was first conceived.

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