Michael Steven Hessman
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.
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB
SB CS SO BB HBP SAC SF OBP SLG AVG
JAPANESE BATTING RECORD
YEAR CLUB G AB
R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB CS SO BB HBP SAC SF OBP
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.
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;
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)
Tradition #473 (Trio Prospects)2004 Upper Deck #290
2010 Choice Buffalo Bisons
2010 Topps Pro Debut #271
2016 Topps Heritage Minors Minor Miracles #MM-10
("No Minor Achievement")
2016 Topps Pro Debut Autographs #15 (autographed)