Mike Hart (left-handed hitter)
Born: February 17, 1958|
|May 8, 1984, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 4, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||17|
Michael Lawrence Hart (born February 17, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played parts of two seasons in the major leagues, for the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and for the Baltimore Orioles in 1987.
Hart was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1979. After three-plus seasons in their organization, he was released, and signed by the Twins, with whom he made his major league debut on May 8, 1984. He played in 13 games for the Twins, batting .172.
Hart spent 1985 with the Twins' top farm team, the Toledo Mud Hens. The following spring, he was traded to the Orioles, and spent all of 1986 in the minors as well, with the Rochester Red Wings. In 1987, he got a second shot at the majors with Baltimore, spending the last month and a half of the season as the Orioles' starting center fielder. He fared little better: although he hit his first four major league home runs, his batting average was just .158. Hart was released by the Orioles at the end of the season, ending his professional career.