Is Bryce Harper’s nickname actually “Bam Bam?”
Sure, teammates decided they would call him that in 2012, after his incident with the outfield wall.
Line of the night goes to Ian Desmond, who said "It's not Bryce. From now on he's Bam Bam." #nats
— Amanda Comak (@acomak) May 12, 2012
And yes, his parents called him that as a kid, since his full name is Bryce Aron Max.
And yes, at least at one point he had a BAM 34 decal on his truck.
And Mike Wise once referred to him as “Bam-Bam in a batting helmet.”
And a mostly defunct blog used to refer to him as “Bam Bam” in headlines.
And Baseball-Reference lists his nicknames as Bam Bam, Mondo and Harp.
Fine, maybe his nickname is Bam Bam. It just hasn’t been often used over the past four years. Which led to a lot of confusion when Jeopardy asked a Bryce Harper question Thursday night.
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) July 13, 2017
Jeopardy is trying to convince me that people call Bryce Harper "Bam Bam" and I refuse to believe that.
— Kate Feldman (@kateefeldman) July 13, 2017
I have never heard Bryce Harper called "Bam Bam". (Still swept it ⚾️) #jeopardy
— Doug-André (@dougkeklak) July 13, 2017
I have never heard anyone call Bryce Harper "Bam Bam" https://t.co/uQpmec9duT
— Roller of Panic (@spacemnkymafia) July 13, 2017
— Colonel KurtS (@truk2112) July 13, 2017
TIL on Jeopardy tonight: Bryce Harper is nicknamed Bam Bam?
— Michele (@inthefade) July 13, 2017
Just for the record, not once have I ever heard Bryce Harper referred to as "Bam-Bam." #JustSayin
— Eddie Timanus (@EddieTimanus) July 14, 2017