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JABO: Honoring the Minor League Home Run King

Usually, the retirement of a 37-year-old journeyman who spent the vast majority of his 20-year career in the minor leagues is not a cause for reflection by most fans of major league baseball. A cause of wonderment, perhaps, at the drive of a player who would, year after year, continue to play past the point at which a full-time major league dream seemed out of reach. That assumes...
Via Fangraphs
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman: A true baseball life

Usually, the retirement of a 37-year-old journeyman who spent the vast majority of his 20-year career in the minor leagues is not a cause for reflection by most fans of Major League Baseball. A cause of wonderment, perhaps, at the drive of a player who would, year after year, continue to play past the point at which a full-time major league dream seemed out of reach. That assumes...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Minor League journeyman Hessman retires

Mike Hessman has experienced more highs and lows than many professional baseball players do throughout their career and on Saturday morning the Minor League Home Run King announced his retirement as a player from professional baseball. Originally drafted in the 15th round of the 1996 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves, Hessman went on to play in the MiLB, MLB, and Nippon Professional...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor league homer king Hessman announces retirement

NEW YORK (AP) Minor league home run king Mike Hessman says he is retiring as a player and will pursue a career as a coach. Hessman confirmed his decision in a text to The Associated Press on Saturday. Hessman became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues in August when he hit a grand slam to pass Buzz Arlett with his 433rd homer. The 37-year-old Hessman is often...
Via Associated Press
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

All-time minor-league HR king Hessman reportedly to retire

All-time minor-league home run leader Mike Hessman plans to retire to become a coach, Baseball America reports.Hessman reportedly announced the news via Twitter on Saturday, though the tweet later was removed. The 37-year-old slugger set the record with homer No. 433 this past August, drawing comparisons to Crash Davis from the film Bull Durham. That homer, which apparently will...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 18, 2015  |  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 MLB.com: 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...
Via Tireball.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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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