George Brace snapped photos of nearly every Major League Baseball player spanning almost seven decades as teams played the National and American league Chicago big league clubs. This image is of Hall of Fame outfield Hazen Shirley “Ki Ki” Cuyler.
Some today might mistakenly assume his nickname was pronounced “Key Key”. A .321 lifetime hitter, Cuyler was tabbed with the moniker that mimicked his style of pronouncing his own name.
Afflicted with a stuttering problem, Cuyler (rhymes with guy-lur) would often repeat the first syllable of his last name a couple of times before saying the remainder of his name.
You can just about hear him responding to those asking for his last name, “Cuy Cuy Cuyler”.
Autographs of Cuyler are somewhat elusive as he died 18 years before his election into the Hall of Fame.