Mighty Mike Fontenot had a standout collegiate career at LSU prior to joining the Chicago Cubs for just 7 games in 2005. After a full year minor league stint in 2006, he joined the Cubbies for some infield action sometime in May of 2007 and quickly caught the attention of Chicago fans by always hustling and with re-hot hitting.
Upon further Review:
June 28 2007 – The 5 ft 8 inches, 170-pound infielder picked up his nickname of Mighty Mike from his younger brother during their childhood days. In his first 20 games with the Cubs in 2007 Mike Fontenot is batting .388, on 29-hits in 71 at bats, has 8 doubles, two triples and 3 homers and is on a 10-game hitting streak. On June 25th he lined 5 hits in 5 at bats and last night against Colorado (June 28) he kissed a 405-foot homer into the right-field bleachers while going 3-for-4. Manager Lou Piniella says he is elated about the all-around play of Fontenot and LSU teammate shortstop Ryan Theriot. “We’ve put together a six game winning streak thanks to these two players. They’re getting invaluable experience, no question about that.”