Originally Posted by Salukifan2
Mays never got that fat when he was 40. Neither did Musial, Ted Williams, McCovey, Mike Schmidt, or countless other aging power hitters.
Weight training also didn't exist, which was the point being made I think. Jr. may well have taken the trade off of accepting a little fat in exchange for muscle...or he may have just gone overboard with Zebra Cakes. We'll never know. Either way, Prince Fielder is obese. Had Griffey played fifteen pounds lighter, I don't think his fate would've been any different.