James Michael "Mike" Hegan (born July 21, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player and a radio announcer for the Cleveland Indians. In 1969, Hegan hit the first home run in Seattle Pilots history, in his first at bat.
He is the son of longtime Indians catcher Jim Hegan. A graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, Hegan began his major league career with the New York Yankees in 1964, also playing for the Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Oakland Athletics as an outfielder and first baseman. He holds the distinction of being the only All-Star to represent the Pilots in their only year in Seattle. He was a member of the 1972 World Champion Oakland Athletics, chiefly as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement for starting first baseman Mike Epstein. Hegan was the last batter in the (pre-renovation) Yankee Stadium, flying out to center field as the Yankees lost to Detroit, 8-5 on September 30, 1973. On September 3, 1976, he hit for the cycle. Hegan also held the American League record for most consecutive error-less games as a first baseman (178), until it was broken by Kevin Youkilis on September 7, 2007.
Yes, thats right, we have his jersey from the 69 pilots.
Keep your eyes peeled on our Ebay auctions for this banger.
even the auction houses are begging for it.
"your 1969 Mike Heagan game worn Pilots
jersey is quite a gem. I have several customer, all whom are bidders,
interested in a 1969 Pilots jersey."
mountains to get the jersey in our September sale. That would mean that I
would have to have the jersey in our office by 10:00 AM on Tuesday.
Our authentication fee to sell this jersey is $450.00. I would waive the
fee, zero cost to you, and charge you a flat 15%. This would be our
featured jersey in our auction, and we can also conduct direct email
marketing about this jersey. Direct email marketing is when we create an ad
specific to this item, and then email directly to our bidders. This brings
attention to the piece, and gets it featured."
anonymous auction house rep.