Baseball Batters Getting Fatter, Study Says

Baseball players historically have made light about their weight. Colorful Phillies first baseman John Kruk famously griped of his girth, "I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player." Babe Ruth's rotundity helped cement his brand as the Sultan of Swat. But a new survey of more than 15,000 players since 1876 finds an alarming rise in corpulence among Major League Baseball players. And the survey links players' ever-expanding waistlines to a higher risk of death, which doubles for those...Full Story
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