Mike Laga

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Mike Laga
First baseman
Born: (1960-06-14) June 14, 1960 (age 54)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 1982 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1990 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .199
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 55
Teams

Michael Russell Laga (born June 14, 1960 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is a former professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants in the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for once hitting a foul ball out of the second Busch Stadium (September 15, 1986).

Laga played for the 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, going 6–11 that year with a .545 average for the year, but did not appear in the World Series. Nor did he appear in the 1987 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. In his career, Laga played in 188 major league games and had 84 hits, 55 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and 16 home runs. He also hit 32 home runs in 1991, playing for Daiei of the Japanese League. He also played for the Hawks in 1992.

Laga currently lives in Florence, Massachusetts. He has eight children.

Laga graduated from Ramsey High School in Ramsey, New Jersey and attended Bergen Community College.[1]

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  1. ^ the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 633. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3.