Short Baseball Players Live Longer.July 31, 2010
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 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.
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