another World Series record fell last night
At 6'3" and 270lbs, Bobby Jenks has a Body Mass Index of 33.7, making him the largest pitcher ever to hit a batter in the World Series. His BMI is nearly 11% greater than the previous record holder, David Wells, although Wells' listing of 6'4" and 250lbs may be questionable.
Below are the averege BMIs of pitchers who hit batters in the World Series by decade (excluding this year). I'm sure the rise in the current decade is due to healthy eating and nutritional supplements. Right?
(BMI = 703 * (weight in pounds)/(height in inches)^2)