The world’s largest ballplayer, 1908

I came across this photo last night, depicting the world’s largest baseball player in 1908.  This young man weighed 450 pounds and played for the Citizens Baseball Team in Emporium, Pennsylvania.  I wish I could find more details about this guy, such as his name and maybe even a few statistics, but haven’t had much luck with my search.

11 thoughts on “The world’s largest ballplayer, 1908

  1. I hope someone gets to read this due to it taking 6 years for information to surface but his name is George Hackett and this comes from emporium locals.

  2. His name was George “Fatty” Hackett. Later worked for circus/sideshows as “Baby Jack”, was over 640 at one time & by 1942 was down to 186 & died in 1947 under 150lbs

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