Dec
26

Former Yankee Mike Hegan passes away at 71

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Former Yankees first baseman and outfielder Mike Hegan passed away at his South Carolina home yesterday due to heart problems. He was 71. Hegan played two stints in the Bronx (1964-1967 and 1973-1974) and was part of the 1964 AL pennant squad. He later won a World Series with the 1972 Athletics. Hagen was the last player to bat at the pre-renovation Yankee Stadium in 1973 and he also hit the first homer in Seattle Pilots franchise history. He worked as a radio broadcaster for the Indians for 14 years after his playing days were over. Condolences to his family and friends.

Categories : Asides, Days of Yore

7 Comments»

  1. dars says:

    Never heard of him.

    Looks like Tanaka will be repped by Casey Close, same guy that owned them in negotiations with Jeter and is viewed as a hardballer within the industry.

    Get ready for a mid 30s pitcher with diminished stuff for $25M in a few years.

  2. KennyH123 says:

    Hegan was a good glove at 1B, lefty hitter who didn’t hit much, but a good guy. Dad Jim was a long time Yankee coach. Condolences.

    • trr says:

      Spot on Kenny…

      He was one of the 2 player autographs I collected as a kid.
      The other?
      Bill Monbouquette, maybe some of you other veteran fans remember him…

      Today those autographs are worth the price of paper (actually a scorecard) they were written on….

  3. Andrew J says:

    Remember hegan from ball four.

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