Reader Challenge: A Taxing Question

Tuesday, April 15 2008 @ 12:31 PM EDT

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

Today is Tax Day in the United States, that annual 'holiday" which "permits" U.S. citizens (like me) to send some inordinantly huge percentage of our income to the U.S. government's Internal Revenue Service.

It'd be easy to throw together an all-financial Hall of Names team -- hey, actually, we already did that, back in April of 2004, and names like Cash, Money, Bonds, Penny and Banks filled that roster.

But today is all about taxes, the anti-Money (sorry, Don) ... so can we build a Hall of Names roster on this premise? Well, we certainly have a team captain in ...

1930s OF Suitcase Bob Seeds whose given name, Ira Robert Seeds, makes him literally the only true I.R.S. agent in the history of the Great Game.

However, there has never been a player in the game's history with the name "Tax" (or even with that as part of his name) ... near as I can tell, the closest we can come is a misspelled nickname for Clifford "Tacks" Latimer, a cuppajoe backup catcher (five years, five teams, 86 career at-bats) around the turn of the 19th/20th century.

So let's get creative -- heh, filing tax returns always inspires rare "creative" bursts! -- and figure out who has names related to today's U.S. anti-holiday.

Anyone? Ante up ...