- Mike Hegan
Mike Hegan First baseman / Outfielder Born: July 21, 1942
Batted: Left Threw: Left MLB debut September 13, 1964 for the New York Yankees Last MLB appearance July 8, 1977 for the Milwaukee Brewers Career statistics Batting average .242 Hits 504 Runs batted in 229 Teams Career highlights and awards
James Michael "Mike" Hegan (born July 21, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder and later radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians. In 1969, Hegan hit the first home run in Seattle Pilots history in his first at-bat.
He is the son of longtime Indians catcher Jim Hegan. A graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, Hegan began his major league career with the New York Yankees in 1964, also playing for the Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder and first baseman. He holds the distinction of being the only All-Star to represent the Pilots in their only year in Seattle. He was a member of the 1972 World Champion Oakland Athletics, chiefly as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement for starting first baseman Mike Epstein. Hegan was the last batter in the (pre-renovation) Yankee Stadium, flying out to center field as the Yankees lost to Detroit, 8-5 on September 30, 1973. On September 3, 1976, he hit for the cycle. Hegan also held the American League record for most consecutive error-less games as a first baseman (178), until it was broken by Kevin Youkilis on September 7, 2007.
After his retirement from baseball as a player, Hegan spent the next twelve seasons as a color commentator for the Brewers. He joined the Indians in 1989 and has served as a broadcaster on both radio and television. Beginning in the 2007 season, he worked exclusively on radio broadcasts, paired with Tom Hamilton and later with Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus in 2010 as part of a three-man broadcast team. In 2012, Hegan will transition from the broadcast booth to a role with the Indians as an alumni ambassador.
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- ^ Anthony Castrovince (2006-10-16). "Indians broadcast teams adjusted". MLB.com. http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061016&content_id=1714690&vkey=news_cle&fext=.jsp&c_id=cle. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
- ^ "Cleveland Indians Broadcasters". http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/team/broadcasters.jsp?c_id=cle. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- ^ Hoynes, Paul (2011-10-10). "Cleveland Indians Broadcaster Mike Hegan Leaving the Booth, Staying with Team". The Plain Dealer. http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2011/09/post_122.html. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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- Hegan's bio on indians.com
Seattle Pilots 1969 Inaugural Season Roster Opening Day Lineup BattersC Larry Haney • C Jim Pagliaroni • C Freddie Velázquez • 1B Greg Goossen • 2B John Donaldson • 3B Mike Ferraro • 3B Gus Gil • 3B Tommy Harper • SS Ron Clark • SS Gordon Lund • SS Fred Stanley • IF John Kennedy • OF Wayne Comer • OF Steve Hovley • OF Dick Simpson • OF Sandy Valdespino • OF José Vidal • OF Danny Walton • OF Steve Whitaker • OF Billy Williams • UT Merritt Ranew PitchersSP Steve Barber • SP Gene Brabender • SP George Brunet • SP Mike Marshall • SP Fred Talbot • RP Jim Bouton • RP Bob Locker • RP John O'Donoghue • RP John Gelnar • CL Diego Seguí • P Jack Aker • P Dick Baney • P Dick Bates • P Gary Bell • P Bucky Brandon • P Bill Edgerton • P Miguel Fuentes • P Skip Lockwood • P Bob Meyer • P John Morris • P Garry Roggenburk • P Jerry Stephenson • P Gary Timberlake • P Dooley Womack Manager and Coaches Oakland Athletics 1972 World Series Champions1 Dick Green | 2 Ángel Mangual | 4 Don Mincher | 5 Mike Epstein | 6 Sal Bando | 9 Reggie Jackson | 10 Dave Duncan | 11 Ted Kubiak | 12 Gonzalo Márquez | 13 Blue Moon Odom | 14 Matty Alou | 16 Tim Cullen | 19 Bert Campaneris | 20 Mike Hegan | 21 Dal Maxvill | 22 Joe Horlen | 24 Allan Lewis | 25 George Hendrick | 26 Joe Rudi | 27 Catfish Hunter | 30 Ken Holtzman | 32 Darold Knowles | 33 Dave Hamilton | 34 Rollie Fingers | 35 Vida Blue | 36 Bob Locker | 38 Gene Tenace (World Series MVP)
Manager 23 Dick Williams
Coaches: 40 Bill Posedel | 41 Jerry Adair | 43 Irv Noren | 44 Vern Hoscheit
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