Among those chosen for the 88 Midsummer Classics played since 1933, some have been as tall or even taller. Some have been as heavy or even heavier. But not a single one selected has ever been both taller and heavier than the 6-foot-7, 282-pound Home Run Derby champion, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
In fact, according to ESPN Stats & Info, no position player — All-Star or not — has ever been both taller and heavier than Judge. Only two pitchers — Jon Rauch (6-11, 290) and Jeff Niemann (6-9, 285) — can claim that distinction.
Former Detroit Tigers first baseman (and current Players Association executive director) Tony Clark — all 6-8 of him — made his lone All-Star appearance in 2001, enough to give him an inch advantage over Judge, who this year ties Frank Howard and Richie Sexson for second place among non-pitchers in baseball’s midseason showcase.
Another ex-Tiger, Dmitri Young, made two Midsummer Classics listed at 295 pounds. Only he and Adam Dunn — at 285 pounds — outweigh Judge among position players on the all-time All-Star list.
Additionally, Judge is more than a foot taller than the shortest All-Star selections ever — shortstop Freddie Patek, outfielder Albie Pearson and pitcher Connie Marrero, who were all 5-5 — and nearly 150 pounds heavier than the lightest — pitcher Bobby Shantz, who weighed in at just 139 pounds.
With all that in mind, we wanted to see how some of this year’s All-Stars — as well as some recognizable names from the NFL and NBA, plus a surprise guest at the end — stack up against him. (See above!)