Mike Hessman

Michael Steven Hessman
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: March 5, 1978 in Fountain Valley, CA
Drafted: 15th round 1996 by the Atlanta Braves
Acquired: as a free agent, December 2009
Departed: as a free agent, November 2010

 

Now the minor leagues' all-time home run leader, Big Hess made his Mets debut in July 2010 at age 32. Hit at least one home run in every big-league season despite never garnering as many as seventy at-bats. In 2014 became the International League's all-time leading home run hitter, breaking a record that had stood since 1945, and in August of 2015, took over the crown for the minor leagues as a whole—a record that had lasted since 1937. To quote Rodger Sherman of SB Nation: "He is the first person to hit more than 400 minor league home runs born after the start of World War I. The man whose record he broke, Buzz Arlett, retired in 1937 and died in 1964."  A card from 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic is shown here; a minor-league card from the year he appeared with the Mets is below.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB CS SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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2003 Atl NL  19  21  2  6  2  0  2   3 14  0  0  6  5   0   0  0 .423 .667 .286
2004 Atl NL  29  69  8  9  3  0  2   5 18  0  0 24  1   1   0  0 .155 .261 .130
2007 Det AL  17  51  7 12  0  0  4  12 24  0  0 17  5   0   0  1 .298 .471 .235
2008 Det AL  12  27  6  8  1  0  5   7 24  0  0  9  2   2   0  0 .387 .889 .296
2010 *METS*  32  55  6  7  2  1  1   6 14  0  0 23  8   2   0  0 .262 .255 .127
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METS TOTALS  32  55  6  7  2  1  1   6 14  0  0 23  8   2   0  0 .262 .255 .127
OTHER CLUBS  77 168 23 35  6  0 13  27 80  0  0 56 13   3   0  1 .276 .476 .208
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CAREER TOTS 109 223 29 42  8  1 14  33 94  0  0 79 21   5   0  1 .272 .422 .188

 

JAPANESE BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB CS SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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2011 Orx PL  48 130  9 25  6  0  6  14 49  0  0 46 11   1   0  0 .261 .377 .192

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This is a list of the Mike Hessman cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

2010 Choice

1997 Best South Atlantic League Top Prospects #25

2003 Fleer Rookies & Greats Through the Years #TY-MH/CJ (game-worn pants; 297/360)
2003 Leaf Certified Materials #213
(New Generation; autographed; 021/400)
2003 Upper Deck #507
(Star Rookie)
2003 Upper Deck Classic Portraits #182
(MLB Proteges; 1059/2003)
2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic #157
(Future Watch; 0798/2003)

2004 Fleer Tradition #473 (Trio Prospects)
2004 Upper Deck #290

2010 Choice Buffalo Bisons #12
2010 Topps Pro Debut #271

2016 Topps Heritage Minors Minor Miracles #MM-10 ("No Minor Achievement")
2016 Topps Pro Debut Autographs #15
(autographed)

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