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