When the Salt Lake Bees released their opening day roster on Monday, the first thing that caught my eye wasn't a name - but a player's height. Sounds weird, but when you see 7'1 you can't help but think how ridiculously tall that is for a baseball player.
Needless to say, Loek (pronounced 'Luke') Van Mil is the tallest professional baseball player in the world. How crazy is that? He's a right-handed pitcher who was born in Oss, Netherlands.
Is he any good? Yes. Check out his career stats HERE
. But like many tall pitchers in the past (Jon Rauch, Chris Young, Randy Johnson, Eric Hillman), Van Mil is a late bloomer.
Now the 27-year-old is just one call-up away from the Majors. And yes, I made sure to tell him there is a game called basketball that he'd be pretty good at. But he told me basketball wasn't his thing.
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