Real name: Charles Richard Wells
From the South?: Yes. He was born and raised in Kentucky.
Best Bubba: Started two games in the NBA.
Worst Bubba: Was a shooting guard who made one three-pointer in 39 NBA games.
Most Bubba: On December 29, 1997, he set an NBA record for fouling out of a game the quickest, picking up 6 fouls in just 3 minutes.
9. Bubba Crosby – MLB (2003-2006)
Real name: Richard Stephen Crosby
From the South?: Uh-huh! He’s from Texas.
Best Bubba: Started several playoff games for the 2005 Yankees.
Worst Bubba: Had a .255 career on-base percentage.
Most Bubba: Collided with Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield in the 2005 ALDS, allowing the Angels to take the lead in the elimination game.
8. Bubba Church – MLB (1950-1955)
Real name: Emory Nicholas Church
From the South?: Yep! He was born in Alabama and went to LSU and Mississippi State.
Best Bubba: Went 15-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 1951.
Worst Bubba: Finished his career playing three seasons with the Cubs, never posting an ERA below 5.00.
Most Bubba: Took a Ted Kluszewski line drive off the face in 1950, but pitched again a week later.
7. Bubba Trammell – MLB (1997-2003)
Real name: Thomas Bubba Trammell
From the South?: Yes! He is from Tennessee and went to Tennessee.
Best Bubba: Hit 25 home runs for the Padres in 2001.
Worst Bubba: Hit .143 for the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds in 2007.
Most Bubba: Allegedly threatened to kill a male friend of his ex-wife’s.
6. Bubba McDowell – NFL (1989-1995)
Real name: Leonard McDowell.
From the South? No doubt. Georgia.
Best Bubba: Had 97 tackles, 4 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and a sack as a rookie with the Oilers.
Worst Bubba: Helped the Oilers blow a 28-3 lead over the Bills in the 1993 NFL playoffs, the last time the team made the playoffs.
Most Bubba: Once owned a seafood restaurant.
Real name: John Melvin Phillips
From the South?: Oh, yes. Mississippi.
Best Bubba: Had 835 career hits.
Worst Bubba: Had a .297 career on-base percentage.
Most Bubba: Also played football at Southern Miss.
4. Bubba Paris – NFL (1983-1991)
Real name: William Paris
From the South?: He sure is. He’s from Louisville, Kentucky.
Best Bubba: Won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers.
Worst Bubba: Finished his career with the Detroit Lions and never entered a game.
Most Bubba: Weighed 300 pounds.
3. Bubba Franks – NFL (2000-2008)
Real name: Daniel Lamont Franks
From the South?: Yup. He was born in California, but he grew up in Texas.
Best Bubba: Made the Pro Bowl three years in a row between 2001 and 2003.
Worst Bubba: Finished his career with the Jets. Caught 6 passes.
Most Bubba: Hung around Brett Favre for nine years.
Real name: Gerry Lester Watson, Jr.
From the South?: Indeed! He is from Florida and went to Georgia.
Best Bubba: Won the Masters twice.
Worst Bubba: In five British Opens, has missed the cut twice, and finished 30th, 23rd and 32nd.
Most Bubba: Owns the “Dukes of Hazzard” car.
Real name: Charles Aaron Smith
From the South?: Most definitely! He was born and raised in Texas.
Best Bubba: Is in the College Football Hall of Fame, won a Super Bowl and made two Pro Bowls.
Worst Bubba: Missed the 1972 season after running into a steel pole.
Most Bubba: Appeared in the movie “Stroker Ace” with Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors and Loni Anderson.
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