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Could Tigers call up minor-league home run king Hessman?

The minor-league home run king could be coming to a major-league park near you. The Detroit Tigers are reportedly considering calling up Mike Hessman, who broke the minor-league home run record earlier this month. While it's still a bit early for the Tigers to be discussing September call-ups, Hessman seems to be high on the list for consideration. "I'm sure he will be a name that...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toledo's Hessman sets minor-league homer record with No. 433

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Call him the real-life Crash Davis. Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home-run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley. Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sadly, Mike Hessman sets minor league home run record with # 433

Toledo Mud Hen Mike Hessman couldn't stay up in the big leagues with the Mets 5 years ago. And, yesterday, he set the minor league home run record with No. 433.Sad. So sad.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Home Run Record

There are certain moments in baseball history that remain etched in our minds. We can quickly recall where we were when it occurred and its historical significance. Events such as Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run, Carlton Fisk’s World Series walk-off and Derek Jeter’s 3000th career hit quickly spring to mind and remind us of the lasting bond between hallowed records and their place...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' minor leaguer closing in on home run record

A member of the Detroit Tigers organization could soon be crowned the new minor-league home run king. With 431 career homers, Mike Hessman is now one away from tying the all-time record, which is currently held by Buzz Arlett. The 37-year-old infielder for the Triple-A Mud Hens already holds the record for International League homers with 286. From Playing in his 20th season...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman returns to Tigers on minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers will keep Mike Hessman around at the minor league level next season. Hessman, 36, has proven to be a slugger at the Triple-A level hitting 272 homers in the International league for a total of 417 minor league homers. Even with those impressive numbers, Hessman has not appeared in a game at the big league level since 2010. His chances of appearing in a game during...
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman Breaks International League Record With 259th Home Run

In 109 career games in the majors, first baseman Mike Hessman batted .188 and never played more than 32 games over five disjointed seasons. He is now 36 years old, playing for the Toledo Mud Hens and hasn’t been in Major League Baseball since 2010. That said, he can now call himself a home run king of the minor leagues. Hessman hit his 259th career home run in the International...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Season Review: INF Mike Hessman

Taking a look at the 2013 season of Louisville Bats infielder Mike Hessman.
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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