The 25 Best Short Athletes of All Time

17. Mel Ott

Height And Sport: 5'9", Baseball
Accolades: 12x All-Star, 1933 World Series Champion, 511 career home runs

There has never been a slugger who used what little size he had as proficiently as Ott. Despite weighing just 170 pounds, the diminutive outfielder was one of the most prolific sluggers in the early days of baseball. He led the National League in home runs six different times, and led his team in home runs for an unheard of 18 consecutive seasons. He also was the first National League player to post eight consecutive seasons of 100 or more RBI, and in the 1933 World Series hit a home run that put his team up for good in the top of the 10th inning.

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