Should youth baseball have a size restriction?

Those of us who have watched the Little League World Series on television for years have noticed a “growing” trend. Twelve year-old players from around the world have gotten increasingly larger, some 6’4″ and taller. This begs the question, is there going to be a time that we need to look at imposing a height and/or weight maximum for participating in youth baseball? Pop Warner Football has always had this rule. Here is an article about a Japanese player from a couple years ago who is not your prototypical 12 year-old.

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