"I’m not an athlete. I’m a professional baseball player."
John Kruk was fat when he came into the league. He was fat at his peak. He was fat when he retired. He’s fat now. And the man could flat-out hit.
Baseball-Reference.com still hilariously lists Kruk’s weight at 170, which might have been true when he was 15 or 16. He was later listed at 204 pounds, which might have been true when he was 22.
Kruk was easy to root for — he produced, he was tough, he was funny.