Major League Baseball Player Height Chart

"I'd rather be the shortest player in the Majors than the tallest player in the minors." - Freddie Patek in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (1999)
Major League Baseball Player Height Chart

Height Chart by Baseball Almanac

Major League Baseball Player Height Chart | A Baseball Almanac Baseball Chart


Baseball player heights not included (due to chart size constraints) on the baseball chart above include 3-07 (1 player [fact #3 below]), 5-03 (10 players), 5-04 (19 players), 5-05 (33 players), 6-07 (81 players), 6-08 (25 players), 6-09 (5 players), 6-10 (5 players) and 6-11 (1 player [fact #3 below]).

Players who listed their major league height with a ½ have been excluded from the baseball chart above for accuracy (rounding either direction would not have been correct). Their totals are as follows: 5-03½ (2 players), 5-04½ (9 players), 5-05½ (14 players), 5-06½ (49 players), 5-07½ (90 players), 5-08½ (143 players), 5-09½ (188 players), 5-10½ (427 players), 5-11½ (314 players), 6-00½ (109 players), 6-01½ (174 players), 6-02½ (86 players), 6-03½ (43 players), 6-04½ (15 players), 6-05½ (9 players), 6-06½ (3 players) and 6-07½ (1 player).

The shortest player in Major League history was Eddie Gaedel (three-feet seven inches) who took for the field for one game on August 19, 1951. The tallest player in Major League history was Jon Rauch (six-feet eleven inches) who first took the field on April 2, 2002 .

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