Longtime Indians broadcaster Hegan dies at 71

Mike Hegan, who played 12 years in the majors and was a longtime

broadcaster with the Cleveland Indians, has died. He was 71.

The Indians say Hegan had his family by his side when he passed

away Wednesday morning in Hilton Head, S.C. No other details were

provided by the team.

Hegan was a radio and TV broadcaster for the Indians for 23

years. He retired after the 2011 season.

The son of former Indians catcher Jim Hegan also made the AL

All-Star team with the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and helped the

Oakland Athletics win the 1972 World Series. He hit .242 with 53

homers and 229 RBIs in 965 career games with three organizations,

getting most of his time at first base or in the outfield.