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Mike Hessman

Mike Hessman 27 3B

Toledo Mud Hens

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Michael Steven Hessman
  • Age: 36 (March 5, 1978)
  • Birthplace: Fountain Valley, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 15 (1996, ATL)
  • MLB Debut: 08/22/2003
  • School: Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA
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Mike Hessman Career Stats

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Mike Hessman Awards and Honors

Mike Hessman  27 3B

  • Full Name: Michael Steven Hessman
  • Born: March 5, 1978
  • Age: 36
  • Birthplace: Fountain Valley, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 15 (1996, ATL)
  • School: Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA
  • MLB Debut: 08/22/2003

Entering the 2014 season, Hessman remained the active career leader in Minor League home runs with 389... signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers on Nov. 24, 2013... Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds on November 12, 2012... signed by the Houston Astros as a Minor League free agent on Jan. 30, 2012.... Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets on December 3, 2009... Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers on November 13, 2006... Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers on November 15, 2005... signed by the Detroit Tigers as a Minor League free agent on Dec. 29, 2004... originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft out of out of Mater Dei High School... led the International League in both home runs (31) and RBIs (110) in 2007... named the 2007 International League's Most Valuable Player, the first Mud Hen to receive the award since 1996... returned to Toledo for 2014 season.... named to the United States national baseball team for the 2008 Summer Olympics... on Sept. 4, 2009, Hessman played all nine positions while with the Toledo Mud Hens. He started at catcher and ended as the pitcher, blowing a save and picking up a loss... signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball for the 2011 season... made his Major League debut on August 22, 2003 for the Atlanta Braves... graduated from Mater Dei High School in California in 1996, where he played baseball and basketball... had a scholarship offer from the University of Arizona but chose to sign with the Atlanta Braves after being drafted... Named the Most Valuable Player of the Upper Deck Classic in 1995... in 2001, he established Double-A Greenville of the Southern League single-season record with 26 home runs; finished third in the SL in home runs, fourth with one home run every 18.38 at-bats and fifth in RBI... in 1999, he led the California League with one home run every 15.87 at-bats... in 2002, he earned the Tommie Aaron Memorial Award as the most valuable Triple-A Richmond Braves player and the Shirley Allday Award for being the most popular player in 2002; ranked second in the International League with 26 home runs, fourth with one home run every 18.62 at-bats... Born on March 5, 1978 in Fountain Valley, Calif.