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...
When Crash hit his 247th home run, I knew the moment it happened. But I’m sure nobody else did. And The Sporting News didn’t say a word about it. “Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” Thomas Gray. Or William Cullen Bryant. I don’t know, I get them mixed up.
Mike Hessman homered in the third inning in the Toledo Mud Hens...
((HT: MiLB.com))Mike Hessman can now attach his name to the International League history books with this swing of the batYour browser does not support iframes.Hessman is swinging for the Toledo Mudhens these days. His last cup of coffee in the big leagues was four seasons ago and, in addition to the IL record, he has the active minor league home run record with 403.
Detroit Tigers minor leaguer Mike Hessman clubs his 400th career minor league home run. The home run moves Hessman into a tie for 5th place in career minor league home runs, 84 behind current record holder Hector Espino. Hessman, 36, hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2010 when he appeared in 32 games for the New York Mets.
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The post Detroit Tigers Minor...
Taking a look at the 2013 season of Louisville Bats infielder Mike Hessman.
Louisville lost 12-7. Box Score
Emmanuel Burris went 1-4 with a run.
Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs.
Henry Rodriguez went 3-4 with an RBI.
Denis Phipps went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
Kristopher Negron went 0-0 with 2 walks a run and an RBI.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
Nevin Ashley went 1-1 with a pinch hit 2-run double.
Mike MacDougal threw a shutout...
It is difficult to evaluate the best minor league players to ever play the game. One simple reason: if a player excels in the minor leagues, they ultimately become major league players. Their minor league success stops as they become MLB players. The best minor league players are usually the ones who struggle in the majors and have to be sent back to the minors. After a while, because...
In the land of the baseball-news-deprived, the rumor that the Reds were courting free agent infielder Emmanuel Burriss was hot stuff. Today, the rumor was made flesh when the Reds signed Burriss to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
It seems pretty unlikely that Burriss is going to do much with the Reds. If he breaks camp with the big league team, he’ll...
I know some Mets fans have this obsession with Jesus Feliciano, Chris Carter, and Mike Hessman, but I don't really understand why. They aren't young home grown players, nor are they major league caliber talent. Maybe fans would rather see these guys than Ollie and Castillo, which I can sort of understand, but fans have to understand that these guys SUCK! and I am tired...