Thursday, December 26, 2013
RIP - Mike Hegan
Last week, I thought we'd get through the year without any more of these, but now two in one day...
Mike Hegan, a 1B/OF for the Yankees, Pilots, Brewers, and Athletics passed away on December 25, 2013, from heart failure at age 71.
Mike's career spanned 1964-1977. He broke in with the Yankees, but didn't get significant playing time until 1969, with the Seattle Pilots. After several seasons with Seattle/Milwaukee and Oakland, he returned to the Yankees for parts of 1973 and 1974. Hegan finished up his career with the Brewers from 1974-77.
After his playing career, he was a broadcaster for the Brewers (12 seasons) and Indians (23 seasons).
San Jose, CA obituary
2011 article about his impending retirement