Mike Hegan Dies at 71; Son of MLer Jim Hegan

Mike Hegan, a former Major League player and later a broadcaster, died on December 25th. A 12-year veteran with the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s and Seattle Pilots, Mike was a career .242 hitter as a first baseman, outfielder, designated hitter. In the Pilots only season as a Major League franchise, Mike represented them in the 1969 All-Star Game.

Mike’s father, Jim, was a 17-year Major League veteran, mostly with the Cleveland Indians. He was a five-time All-Star as a catcher.

Jim later was a coach with the Yankees when Mike started his career there. Together, they rank among the all-team leaders in Major League seasons played by a father-son combination.

See link below for an article about Mike Hegan in the New York Times: