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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Washington Post: Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Career HR Record

Maybe someone will make a movie?

Mike Hessman’s dedication to playing professional baseball never resulted in an extended stay in the major leagues, and it looks like it never will. However, that dedication paid off Monday night, as the 37-year-old broke a noteworthy minor-league record that had stood for almost 80 years. Playing for the Toledo Mud Hens, Hessman hit a grand slam for his 433rd career home run in the minors. That topped the career total of Russell “Buzz” Arlett, who played from 1918 to 1937.

Hessman was mobbed by teammates at home plate after his seventh-inning homer, and they doused him in champagne after the game.
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Hessman is one of just four players ever to hit more than 400 home runs in the minor leagues. Since 2010, he has played for Buffalo, Oklahoma City, Louisville and Toledo, plus he spent 2011 playing in Japan. In all, Hessman has played in over 2,000 minor-league games.

I hope he got more than champagne for his achievement.



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