Longtime Former Cleveland Indians Broadcaster Mike Hegan Dies
December 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime CLEVELAND INDIANS broadcaster and former major league player MIKE HEGAN, who died early CHRISTMAS morning at age 71.
HEGAN, an AMERICAN LEAGUE All-Star in 1969. played with the NEW YORK YANKEES, SEATTLE PILOTS/MILWAUKEE BREWERS, and OAKLAND A'S before moving to the broadcast booth with the BREWERS on WTMJ-TV in 1978, remaining with the team for 12 seasons. He joined the INDIANS' radio and TV broadcasts in 1989, exclusively on the radio side for CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WTAM-A/CLEVELAND from 2007 alongside TOM HAMILTON and JIM ROSENHAUS. He retired from the broadasts in 2012. HEGAN's father JIM was also a major league player, a five-time All-Star catcher for the INDIANS and five other teams from 1941 through 1960.