Just Because: Ted Kluszewski's gargantuan forearms

 

Ted Kluszewski was once upon a time amongst the most feared sluggers in baseball, even if his stint in the conversation was a short one. From 1953-1956, Kluszewski hit 171 homers (an average of 43 per season) for the Reds. He did spend 15 years in the bigs, amassing 279 total homers, but that four-year span was what endeared him to most.

And in checking out those forearms, it's not difficult to figure out how "Big Klu" generated such power. Even Popeye would be impressed.

Tidbit that likely only interests me -- Kluszewski is by far the best player to ever come out of my alma mater: Indiana University.

Hat-tip: Dustin Parkes on Twitter

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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