This is almost off the top of my head, in honor of Jose Altuve. No science to it, just trying to compile a list of short guys who played in the majors, preferably with distinction.
Interesting how some guys looked shorter than they actually were (Tim Lincecum, Pedro Martinez come to mind). I always thought Craig Biggio was shorter than his listed 5-11. Same with Jimmy Wynn. Maybe Astros looked shorter because they played indoors.
I’m sure there are many notables I’ve missed. We can update the list.
C-Yogi Berra (5-8), Ivan Rodriguez (5-9), Roy Campanella (5-8)
1B-Steve Garvey (5-10)
2B-Jose Altuve (5-6), Joe Morgan (5-7), Dustin Pedroia (5-9)
SS-Fred Patek (5-5), Jimmy Rollins (5-7)
3B-Mel Ott (5-9)
OF-Wee Willie Keeler (5-4), Hack Wilson (5-6)
OF-Kirby Puckett (5-8), Shane Victorino (5-9)
OF-Rickey Henderson (5-10), Tim Raines (5-8)
PH-Eddie Gaedel (3-7)
U-Mookie Betts (5-9)
P-Bobby Shantz (5-6)
P-Lee Viau (5-4)
P-Whitey Ford (5-10)
P-Dinty Gearin (5-4)
RP-Billy Wagner (5-10)
RP-Tim Collins (5-7)