Bob Hegman

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Bob Hegman
Second baseman
Born: (1958-02-26)February 26, 1958
Springfield, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 8, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
August 8, 1985, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Games played 1
At bats 0
Hits 0
Teams

Robert Hilmer Hegman (born February 26, 1958 in Springfield, Minnesota), is an American former Major League Baseball player who played in 1985 with the World Series champion Kansas City Royals. Hegman attended St. Cloud State University.[1] Primarily a second baseman during his pro playing career, Hegman threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).

His one big-league game came on August 8, 1985, when he replaced George Brett in the lineup for the ninth inning. Greg Pryor, who had been playing second base, moved over to third base to replace Brett defensively, while Hegman took his position at second base. He played just one inning without a fielding chance.

Later when asked if he received a World Series ring, Hegman replied, "Heck, all I got was a $100 check. I should have kept it and framed it, but I had to eat".[2]

He remained with the Royals for 16 seasons (1987–2002) after his playing career ended and served ten seasons (1993–2002) as the club's director or senior director of minor league operations.[3] He was dismissed by then-Royals general manager Allard Baird in July 2002 in a streamlining of the Kansas City front office.[4]

He is currently a Major League scout for the Minnesota Twins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 567. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  2. ^ Newark Star Ledger June 27, 2005 pg. 41
  3. ^ Baseball America Executive Database
  4. ^ Baseball America, July 25, 2002

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