January 18, 2009

Great Name Hall of Fame Nominee - Wonderful Terrific Monds III

You just can't make this stuff up.

Wonderful Terrific Monds the Third was a career minor league who player in the Atlanta, Colorado, and Cincinatti farm systems. His father, Wonder Monds, played football for the San Francisco 49ers. Wonderful actually had a decent run in the minors, batting .281 and stealing quite a few bases and hitting 55 homeruns over 7 years. But he never made it to the bigs, which is very sad given his stellar name.

The reason for the name? Wonderful's Grandfather was the first boy born in his family after 11 girls, which his father (Monds the Third's Great Grandfather) found Wonderful and Terrific. The name stuck.

The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame has moved to its own website, and this is Wonderful Terrific Monds the Third's Nomination for it. Want to see if Wonderful makes the Hall? Take a look at the link above!

By SpastikMooss with 4 comments

4 comments:

Don't know if you will ever see this,But if you do I have a question for you. When I was in the 9th grade I went to Fort Pierce Central High. I had a coach and his name was Wonderful Monds "Coach Monds" We did not believe that was his real name,so he showed us his drivers license. Any chance you are the same person? Thanks Woodie H PSL FL.

It is his son. He was also my track coach. He played in the NFL for a few years.

I think you mean that Wonderful the Third was the Fort Pierce Central High Coaches Son. Wonderful the 2nd did in fact play one year of professional football with the 49ers. Wonderful the Third's brother Mario spent several years in the NFL.

I remember coach Monds he was always cutting it up he was pretty funny at times a pretty cool guy real easy to get along with. I ran track for Ft Pierce Central 85-88 I remember him well.

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