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Tallest and shortest position players in Majors stand next to each other

  • David Whitlock

Major league baseball players come in all shapes and all sizes.  Including height.  The shortest (errr, most diminutive) player in the Major Leagues (Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros) stood next to the tallest batter in the league (Nate Freiman of the Oakland Athletics), the disparity is about 15 inches!  Thanks for the tweet from @baseball_lifee (no camera tricks):

Make no mistake, Altuve resembles Mighty Mouse more than a dormouse on the diamond, already having an All Star appearance (2012) in his budding career.  Freiman and Altuve were both teammates in Spring Training for the Astros in 2012, however the Astros let Freiman go via waivers before the 2013 season.  Freiman has exacted a measure of revenge, with three of his four 2013 home runs against the AL West rival Astros.

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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