About Mike Hargrove Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Mike Hargrove is a retired professional baseball player in the MLB. He also served as a big league manager until he announced his retirement in 2007. He went on to manage a semi-professional team later in that year. Hargrove was a first baseman while playing in the MLB.
Hargrove was born in Perryton, Texas and played for his local team the first time that he appeared in the MLB. The left-handed player played for the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and Cleveland Indians, which he also managed, while in the MLB. Other teams that Hargrove managed are the Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners.
He started his professional baseball career impressively and was named as the American League Rookie of the Year in 1974. He was also named as The Sporting News Rookie of the Year during the same season. Hargrove was able to come up with a .323 BA for that season. In 1975, he was named into the All-Star selection.
Hargrove as a player is best remembered for being “The Human Rain Delay”. This is because Hargrove would step out of the batter’s box after every pitch to do a routine. After signing with the Indians in 1979, he was considered as one of the best players in the team’s history.
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