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Friday, January 03, 2014

Cooperstown Confidential: Remembering Mike Hegan

RIP, Mike Hegan.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2014 at 01:10 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:59 PM (#4629348)
From the article:

The following year, the A’s found an additional job for Hegan to undertake. Recognizing his broadcasting ability, the A’s actually asked him to fill in for one of their regular announcers, Jim Woods, that summer. Moments before a July 18th game against the Orioles, Dick Williams told Hegan to put on dress pants and a collared shirt and report to the broadcast booth as a replacement for Woods, who had taken ill. Incredibly, the backup first baseman-turned-broadcaster announced the first three innings of the game against Baltimore, then rode the elevator back to the clubhouse to make himself available for pinch-hitting duty in the later innings. Hegan threw on his A’s uniform and returned to the dugout. Experiences like that would help prepare him for a distinguished career as a broadcaster with the Brewers and Indians.


That's the first time I've heard that story. Pure Charlie Finley...

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