Heman pitched for two teams over the course of one season, which turned out to be the only time he ever spent in the big leagues. He came up in 1961 with the Cleveland Indians and pitched in six games before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels, where he pitched in another six games. Heman did not win or lose a game in the majors, but he did earn a save for Cleveland. He continued pitching in the minors for two seasons after his trip to the big leagues before calling it quits following the 1963 season.
A couple notes on his questionnaire. The no hitter he speaks of occurred in 1959 when he was pitching for the Pacific Coast League’s San Diego Padres and he no-hit the Vancouver Mounties. His favorite player when he was growing up was the same person who he listed as his favorite teammate. That person was a little known infielder named George Anderson. You probably know him better as Sparky Anderson, the Hall of Fame manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers.
Russ Heman – career stats