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Detroit Tigers' starter Kenny Rogers delivers a pitch to Seattle Mariners' Richie Sexson in the second inning at Safeco Field in Seattle on July 14, 2007. Sexson score twice in the Mariners 6-4 win over the Tigers. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).
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Richmond Lockwood "Richie" Sexson (born December 29, 1974 in Portland, Oregon) is an American first baseman who is currently a free agent. Standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall, he is the tallest position player in the history of Major League Baseball.

At Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Washington, Sexson was an All-State performer in baseball, basketball, and football. He also set the school record for the most RBI and home runs in a career.

Sexson was drafted in 1993 by the Cleveland Indians in the 24th round (671st overall) of the baseball amateur draft. He made his first appearance in Major League Baseball in 1997, when he played in 5 games for the Indians. He appeared in 49 games the following year, collecting 174 at bats. Sexson had a breakout year in 1999, playing 134 games while collecting 479 at bats, 122 hits, 31 home runs, and 116 runs batted in.

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