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5. Loek van Mil

Another tall Dutchman is professional baseball player Loek van Mil, a valuable pitcher who played on the Dutch national team, and on MLB teams before moving to Australia to play for the Adelaide Bite.

He stands at 7 feet tall and was previously a catcher before he became too tall for the position. He moved to first base, but a coach thought that his height might be an advantage on the pitcher’s mound instead. Van Mil is currently the tallest player in professional baseball.

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