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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 417 of 974 players
Heidemann
Jack Seale Heidemann
Born: July 11, 1949 at Brenham, Tex.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 175

ss 3b 2b

First Mets game: April 10, 1975
Last Mets game: June 9, 1976





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Mr. Sparkle
December 22, 2000
All I remember about Jack were his hideous looking sideburns and the fact that I hated him because he once played for the Cardinals.

Jon
April 18, 2001
I also remember those sideburns, from a 1975 Topps baseball card. It was one of those cards you seemed to get in every pack; I must have had 10 Jack Heidemans and hardly any Seavers or Kingmans. I hated Jack Heideman for that. But I don't really remember him as a Met.

Steve M
January 22, 2002
I'm sure Jack Heidemann is a complete gentleman, and was a better ballplayer than I was at the time (of course, I was about 12 when Jack was a Met), but for me, he'll always go down in history as one of the worst players ever to appear on the Mets roster - which is saying something! He must have had a heck of a glove to carry a .204 average in the majors.

buzz
March 14, 2005
I loved his name. He was one of those below average players the Mets seemed to obtain left and right in the mid to late 70's.

I do remember one game in 1975 where he hit a routine fly ball to centerfield which the centerfielder was clearly under ready to make a routine catch but the ball hit the base of his glove and popped out and Heidemann scooted all the way to third. Clearly a three-base error however after very intense scrutiny the "very generous" official scorer ruled it a triple because he thought the outfilder lost the ball in the sun.

Other than leading the AL in Sacrifice Flies with 10 in 1970 while playing with the Indians this could have been the highlight of Heidemann's career.

Dan Gurney
November 8, 2007
In the mid 1970s my brother and I had "friendly discussions" over who should be the Mets shortstop. He wanted Mike Phillips ("he hit for the cycle") and I wanted Jack Heidemann ("He led the AL in sacrifice flies in 1970. Truly great situational hitting"). Lets face it, they both were terrible players.

Gets by Buckner
January 26, 2008
Just like the above poster, I also kept getting Jack Heidemann Topps baseball cards in every pack. Sorry Jack, but I used many of them on the spokes of my bicycle. The guy had a cool name for a shortstop but couldn't hit a lick! He's also the poster child of a 70's dude with those sideburns!

Jack
November 25, 2010
I sort of liked Jack Heidemann. As a kid I felt it was great to have a Met with the same first name as me. I seem to recall that when the Mets fired Yogi Berra as manager and installed Roy McMillan in the interim position they were short a coach. So for part of the 1975 season Heidemann was a player/ Bullpen Coach. He would answer the bullpen phone in a high pitched Texas accent, "Hello, who is this?"

Curt Mosser
January 23, 2013
I remember when Jack Heidemann came up with the Indians in 1970. He and Eddie Leon formed what Cleveland broadcaster Harry Jones called the Indians' latest version of the "kiddie corp." Both were shortstops. Leon got moved to second base and became a decent No. 2 hole hitter by continually hitting the ball to right field even though he was a righthanded hitter. Heidemann was the prototypical all-field, no-hit shortstop (i.e. Mark Belanger, Woody Woodward, Darrel Chaney) that permeated the early 70s.









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