Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #12 - Jim Hegan

Jim Hegan (b. 1920 - d. 1984) played in the majors from 1941-42, 1946 to 1960 for the Indians, Tigers, Phillies, Giants and Cubs.  He had 1,087 hits, 92 home runs and a .228 batting average.  He was a 5-time All Star and finished as high as 19th in the 1948 AL MVP voting.  He won the World Series in 1948 as a member of the Indians.  He appeared on two Hall of Fame ballots (1966 and 1967) and received as much as 1.7% of the vote.

Deceased: 10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's also the father of former Pilot, Yankee, Athletic, and Brewer 1B/OF Mike Hegan.