Indians salute Mike Hegan
Mike Hegan was honored by the Cleveland Indians for his 50th
year in professional baseball.
Hegan’s four grandchildren tossed out ceremonial first pitches
following ceremonies Saturday night during a doubleheader against
the Minnesota Twins.
The son of former Indians great catcher Jim Hegan signed with
the New York Yankees in 1961, played 12 seasons in the majors and
has been a broadcaster for 34 years, the last 23 with
Hegan was an AL All-Star with the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and
helped the Oakland Athletics win the 1972 World Series.
Hegan and the late Indians pitcher and broadcaster Herb Score
are nominees for the 2012 Ford Frick Award presented for excellence
in baseball broadcasting.