Short Players Live Longer.

July 31, 2010 By arne hendriks 4

The Baseball Encyclopedia provides statistical data on thousands of professional baseball players.  Apart from stating batting averages and field positions etcetera, it gives information on height and weight. If a players dies during his professional career this is also mentioned.  In a study conducted by Thomas Samaras it was found that tall players die younger than shorter players. In fact every centimeter above 150cm takes about 2 to 6 months of your average life expectancy.  A similar study by Dennis D. Miller, of basketball players of 200 cm and taller, found they only averaged around 50 years of age upon death. Being tall is dangerous.