Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive chart of ballplayer weights. Chart note: Only the most common weights are included in the chart with lesser common weights being listed along with record holders in the fast facts.
"Look at Gossage . He's six feet four and most of it is fat. He pitches maybe an inning a week. And for that, they pay him a million dollars a year. And you know what? He's worth it." - Teammate Rudy May in The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (1997, Jonathan Fraser Light)
Weight Chart by Baseball Almanac
Baseball player weights not included (due to chart size constraints) on the baseball chart above include one sixty-five pound player [see fact #3 below], thirteen 120-129 pound players, seventy-seven 240-249 pound players, thirty-four 250-259 pound players, eight 260-269 pound players, six 270-279 pound player, one 295 pound player [see fact #3 below] and one 315 pound player (see fact #3 below). Here are more charts that might interest you:
Author / researcher Jonathan Fraser Light located these humorous quotes about baseball players and their weights:
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind." - Terry 'Fat Tub of Goo' Forster (to / on David Letterman)
"I only eat two meals a day, I just like snacks." - Willie Horton (responding to a question about his weight gain in Spring Training)
The lightest player in Major League history was Eddie Gaedel who only weighed sixty-five pounds and took the field for one game on August 19, 1951 . The heaviest player in Major League history was Jumbo Brown who weighed two-hundred ninety-five pounds and played from 1925 through 1941 — until 2005 when Walter Young took that record from him when he debuted at three-hundred fifteen pounds!