Mike Sadek

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Mike Sadek
Mike Lum in 1981.JPG
Sadek behind the plate in a game against the Cubs.
Born: (1946-05-30) May 30, 1946 (age 70)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1973, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1981, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 74

Michael George Sadek (born May 30, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. Originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 1969, he spent his entire major league career with the San Francisco Giants. He was a backup throughout his eight-year major league career, which spanned the years 1973 and 1975 through 1981. Sadek's nickname was "The Sheik,"[1][2] possibly a reference to his last name being prevalent in the Middle East.

In the 1996 film The Fan, Sadek served as Robert DeNiro's body double in scenes where DeNiro's character was throwing a baseball.[2]


  1. ^ '"Giants Trounce Reds," Ukiah Daily Journal (July 15, 1980), p. 23.
  2. ^ a b Sadek profile, Internet Movie Database. Accessed June 4, 2016.