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The 'Little Couple'

MLB Should Hire More

LITTLE PEOPLE!

2/28/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget steroids, pro baseball teams should be looking for SMALLER players if they wanna be successful ... this according to the stars of "The Little Couple" who tell TMZ Sports there's proof shorter is better.

Bill Klein and Jen Arnold were out in NYC Thursday when we asked about little people in pro sports -- and that's when the couple told us about Eddie Gaedel, a bonafide little person who played in the MLB in 1951.



"He was retained because of his small strike zone," Bill said. It's true ... Eddie only played one game -- and WALKED -- making his career on-base percentage a solid 1.000. Bill and Jen say the "short" formula could be a recipe for success in the future -- "It's forward thinking. Hopefully there are more managers that think that way!" Fun Fact -- Eddie's grandnephew is 6'4" and plays minor league baseball for a San Diego Padres farm team.

"He was retained because of his small strike zone," Bill said.

It's true ... Eddie only played one game -- and WALKED -- making his career on-base percentage a solid 1.000.

Bill and Jen say the "short" formula could be a recipe for success in the future -- "It's forward thinking. Hopefully there are more managers that think that way!"

Fun Fact -- Eddie's grandnephew is 6'4" and plays minor league baseball for a San Diego Padres farm team. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Shoozie    

There has not been a little player for over 60 years for a reason. They are not built to run.

173 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's what Little League is for

173 days ago
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Tonka    

Really? Now we are picking on the little people? Wow.

173 days ago

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