View Single Post
Old 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM
SI1020 SI1020 is offline
WSI Church Elder
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the heart of Dixie
Posts: 4,768

Originally Posted by TaylorStSox View Post
Find me a really big guy that sustained that level after 30.
Rick Reuschel, Smokey Burgess, Terry Pendleton, CC Sabathia, Mickey Lolich, Boog Powell, Kirby Puckett (sidelined by glaucoma), Tony Gwynn, Babe Ruth. There are others I'm sure and I left out some borderline cases. Sabathia will be 33 this year but looks to have staying power. I believe when it's all said and done Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will be added to the list. I think you are correct in asserting that most overweight guys break down prematurely, but I'd say maybe not as young or across the board that one might assume.