Mike Hessman, the all-time minor league home run leader, has retired.
Hessman had a truly unique and remarkable career, finishing his career with 433 home runs in the minor leagues, a record. Hessman terrorized minor league pitchers for 19 seasons, but never got an extended look in the majors, hitting .188 with 14 home runs. He's the rare example of a player with all of one tool, and little of the other, as he could never hit enough to succeed at the highest level despite his monstrous power. Hessman, now 37, is likely to stay in the game as a coach. Analysis: Ben Diamond