Monday, November 18, 2013

He ain't heavy... Oh, wait. Yes he is.

Looking through some Knoxville newspapers this weekend yielded this nugget, which must have been sent out on the wires.
Palestine Daily Herald - July 5, 1910

That "is some heavy".  How much heavy?

Pygmiestotal weight4827
average weight536

Here's another claim to be the biggest and heaviest team.

Rock Island Argus - June 21, 1910

That also "is some heavy".

Fat Mentotal weight3715
average weight413

Let's compare that to a modern team.  I've selected the Boston Red Sox starting nine for the 6th game of the 2013 World Series.

Jacoby EllsburyCF195
Dustin Pedroia2B165
David Ortiz1B250
Jonny GomesLF230
Daniel NavaRF200
Xander Bogaerts3B185
Stephen DrewSS190
David RossC230
Jon LesterP240
total weight1885
average weight209

2013 weight info from

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