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Michael Steven Hessman (born March 5, 1978, in Fountain Valley, California) is a third baseman for the New York Mets. He lead all active minor league players in most home runs with 329 until his callup on July 26, 2010.

Hessman was originally drafted right out of Mater Dei High School in the 15th round (452nd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.

Hessman spent eight years in the Braves organization before finally making his major league debut on August 22, 2003. His first major league hit was a pinch-hit home run on August 26, 2003, off New York Mets pitcher Mike Stanton.

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