At a listed 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Kyle Farnsworth was an intimidating presence on the mound during his baseball career.
And, well, some things never change.
Farnsworth, who last pitched professionally in 2016, has found a new calling in his retirement. The former Cubs reliever is now a bodybuilder, and he’s absolutely jacked.
Farnsworth pitched 16 seasons in the big leagues, spending his most time with the Cubs (1994-2004). Memorably during that tenure, he was in the middle of a benches-clearing brawl vs. the Reds in 2003.
Cincinnati pitcher Paul Wilson charged the mound during a plate appearance after Farnsworth threw a pitch that sailed up and in. Farnsworth picked Wilson up and slammed him to the ground.
Farnsworth has had an interesting retirement since his big-league career ended. He played football in the Florida Football Alliance and was a dominant defensive end.
Every baseball player’s career inevitably ends at some point. Nevertheless, Farnsworth has stayed busy.