Division rivals Ozzie Albies, Ronald Torreyes see who’s taller by standing back to back


The beauty of baseball is that it doesn’t discriminate against height. While being a genetic mutant like Aaron Judge certainly has its perks, baseball leaves plenty of room for the scrappy overachievers to thrive, a unique but important space occupied by the diminutive likes of Dustin Pedroia and Jose Altuve, pint-sized dynamos who play with a rare fearlessness.

Ozzie Albies of the Braves and Philadelphia’s Ronald Torreyes also fit that mold, offsetting their short stature with determination, grit and a limitless supply of elbow grease. But what we really want to know is … who’s taller?

If you’re looking to the internet for clarity, don’t bother—both are officially listed at 5’8.” Clearly the suspense had been eating at Phillies shortstop Jean Segura, who rounded up Albies and his teammate Torreyes between innings Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, comparing their heights by having them stand back-to-back.

Albies appears to have at least an inch on Torreyes, who, from the looks of it, is a hair smaller than his listed height. Division rivalries tend to bring out the competitive side in players, and apparently that means fighting over who’s taller, with bragging rights determined in the least scientific way possible.

Albies stood tall (at least figuratively) against the Phillies, contributing three hits in a 7-2 Atlanta victory. Torreyes also had a productive night in Thursday’s series opener, reaching in all four plate appearances with two singles and a pair of walks.

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