While size and athletic ability are key factors in determining your success in the NFL and NBA, you don’t always have to be the biggest or most athleticially gifted to succeed in Major League Baseball. In fact, as demonstrated below, you can be 5’5 and a 150 pounds dripping went or you can be 6’8 and 250.
As the Houston Astros played the Oakland Athletics last evening, the 6’8 Nate Frieman made his way to second base where he met up with ‘Stros infielder Jose Altuve. The same Altuve who would struggle to get allowance onto most theme park rides.
A quick thinking user on Reddit snapped a screen capture of the two standing next to each other and well, it’s pretty damn funny.
Altuve is of course the shortest player in Major League Baseball (and one of the shortest in any professional sport) while Freiman is the tallest position player in the league. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is a close second in height, though, he’s about an inch shorter and of course, isn’t a position player.
Pretty amusing picture, to say the least.