Saturday, January 22, 2011

Random Saturday Autograph- Mike Figga

Mike played parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Yankees and Orioles from 1997-99. He was with the Yanks for all three of his big league seasons before being selected off waivers and wrapping up his time in the Majors with the '99 O's. Strangely enough, Mike appeared in 46 games over those three MLB seasons, but only 5 of those appearances came with the Yankees. Talk about riding the pine. It worked out alright for him though; the single game he played in for the '98 Yankees earned him a World Series ring.

After his MLB time was up, Mike bounced around for five more seasons, spending parts of that time in the minor leagues systems of five organizations, three different independent leagues, and the Mexican League. Bad knees finally forced him to retire early in 2004, and he now spends his time coaching Little League teams in Tampa, FL. I bet his World Series ring is a hit with the kids, even if he didn't do much to earn it.

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