Size does matter.
From Babe Ruth to John Kruk to David Wells, baseball has attracted many hefty players in its storied history.
With the end of the steroid era in baseball, we fall back in time to where some of the game's biggest stars compare belly size rather than bicep size.
The little-known Walter Young is the heaviest player on record in MLB history, when in 2005 he weighed in at 322 pounds. Although he wasn't able to put his massive size to good use, many of the heaviest players in today's MLB have managed to beat the odds and the competition.
Unsurprisingly, most of the players on this list made the cut as first basemen, designated hitters and pitchers, while some had brief stints in the outfield before putting on a few extra pounds.
Nonetheless, in their own ways, they have all made being overweight cool again.
In celebration of the countless bratwursts (and in some cases tofu) consumed by some of the game's greatest players, I now present to you baseball's 20 best overweight players.