Mike Hessman, the all-time Minor League home run leader, has decided to retire after a 19-year career.
Hessman, who spent the last two years in the Tigers' organization, belted a record 433 homers at the Minor League level. The 37-year-old also hit 14 homers in 109 big league games over parts of five seasons with the Braves, Tigers and Mets. He last appeared in the Majors in 2010, when he clubbed one homer in 55 at-bats with the Mets.
Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.