Originally Posted by Chip R
It's a nickname hung on him by Larry Bowa, I think. Story goes Bowa, Concepcion and possibly others were hanging around before a game and Bowa said to Davy that he didn't know his first name was really Elmer. Davey didn't know what he was talking about and Bowa said something to the effect that every time he picked up the paper and read the Reds' box scores he'd see "E Concepcion.
I'm not a big Bowa fan but that was a pretty good dig.
you got it, Chip - thanks much.
always loved that story.