The greatest power hitters in baseball history are hulking, statuesque men with muscles bulging under their uniforms, waiting to launch a meatball 500 feet into the air.
But power is about more than just brute strength and size. From Joe Morgan to Phil Rizzuto to Kirby Puckett, the annals of MLB history are ripe with stories of guys who could do more with less.
Some of today’s best hitters may not measure up to their superhuman teammates on the scales, but they more than compensate for their shortcomings with what they do on the stat sheet.
Here are baseball’s 15 best little sluggers.*
* To qualify, players must be 6-feet tall or shorter.