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Mike DeJean

Mike DeJean, Class of 1990

Induction Class of 2014
Baseball

Mike was the Trojans outstanding shortstop during the 1989 and 1990 season at MDCC and helped led the Trojans to an MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship in 1990.

In 1991 DeJean went to Livingston State University, now called The University of West Alabama. In his senior year he helped Livingston make it to the Division II College World Series. During that series he pitched to two batters and retired both. That year the shortstop was drafted in the 24th round by the New York Yankees and signed to a professional contract as a pitcher.

DeJean was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1996 and made his professional debut on May 2, 1997 pitching against the Philadelphia Phillies. During four seasons he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances mostly as a middle reliever. He then went on to play for the Brewers for two years and achieved success as a closer during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2002 he had 27 saves out of 30 appearances. During the 2004 season he was traded to the New York Mets and recorded 24 strikeouts in 21 innings in 16 games with a 1.69 ERA. In 2005 DeJean signed with the Colorado Rockies, rejoining the team that he began his Major League career with in 1997. With the Rockies he posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 games, all in relief.

After leaving the game in 2005 due to injuries he became employed at Videolink Surveillance, LLC.

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