Major League Baseball Player Weight Chart

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)
Major League Baseball Player Weight Chart

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


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)

" Foxx is, in his own estimation, 12 pounds overweight at 212, and now he has double chins along with his Double X's ." - The Stars and Stripes (1944)

"I only eat two meals a day, I just like snacks." - Willie Horton (responding to a question about his weight gain in Spring Training)

"Watching Fernando Valenzuela force himself into a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform is something like seeing Kate Smith struggling to fit into a pair of Brook Shields designer jeans." - Sports H.G. Reza

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 Walter Young took that record from him when he debuted at three-hundred fifteen pounds!

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