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).

Milwaukee obituary
San Jose, CA obituary
2011 article about his impending retirement

1 comment:

Douglas said...

Mike was well loved in Milwaukee. Nothing but positive things are being said about his life. His 1972 Topps (a sun drenched batting cage in action shot)I think is one of the coolest cards of all time.