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This 12-Year-Old Little Leaguer Is Roughly The Size Of Kevin Youkilis

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Meet Chad Lorkowski. Although this boy looks old enough to comfortably buy cigarettes without being carded, he is 12 years old. Yes. Seriously.

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Lorkowski plays first base and pitches for Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League in Detroit. He's listed at a ridiculous 6 feet 2 inches and 200 pounds.

Lorkowski's gigantic stature isn't just a novelty. He's legitimately dominant. Here's an excerpt of a recent game recap from the Hamilton Journal-News:

Needing to win, [manager Tom] Mazzola started ace Chad Lorkowski, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound man-child, who went 3 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts and five walks and also crushed a long two-run home run. But the good news for West Side is that Lorkowski threw 69 pitches, which means he cannot pitch in Thursday's game.

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Let's get some context on this giant goddamn kid, in terms of his Little League competition. Check him out in the batter's box:

Illustration for article titled This 12-Year-Old Little Leaguer Is Roughly The Size Of Kevin Youkilis

Lorkowski is one inch taller and 20 pounds lighter than Kevin Youkilis. Holy fuck.

[Houston Chronicle]

H/t Jonathan

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