Former MLB player Dmitri Young’s heaviest playing weight was 295 pounds, making him the third heftiest player in big league history.
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Young, aka Da Meathook, played for the Cardinals, Reds, Tigers and Nationals over 13 seasons and was always known as the heavy bearded guy until his official retirement in 2010.
He was in attendance at the Nationals-Reds game in Cincinnati on Friday when the Nationals Twitter account released the following photo of a man half the size and bearing no resemblance of the former Dmitri Young:
Dmitri Young, former National (2007-08, ’07 All-Star), is at GABP. He is literally half the man he used to be … pic.twitter.com/RO9cc8mhPO
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 25, 2014
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