Are fat baseball players a problem? It’s the question on everyone’s mind after the turbulent, truncated end of the 2011 Red Sox season. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sox nicknames say it all. Here are some notable ones from throughout the club’s history. ruth from baseball hall of fame library; thomas by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images 1917: George Herman “Babe” Ruth and Chester David “Pinch” Thomas. williams photograph by Ted Sande/associated press 1939: Ted “The Splendid Splinter” Williams and Jimmy “The Beast” Foxx. SCHOFIELD by DICK O’BRIEN/globe FILE; Scott by Dan Goshtigan 1969: Dick “Ducky” Schofield and George “Boomer” Scott. fisk photograph by frank o’brien/globe file 1975: Carlton “Pudge” Fisk and Rick “Rooster” Burleson. stanley by frank o’brien/globe file; boyd by jim wilson/globe staff/file 1985: Bob “Steamer” Stanley and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. gordon photograph by Gregory Rec; garces by David Seelig/Getty Images 1996: Tom “Flash” Gordon and Rich “El Guapo” Garces. ortiz by Steve Nesius/REUTERS; pedroia by Bill Greene/globe staff/File 2011: David “Big Papi” Ortiz and Dustin “Pedey” Pedroia.