October 1, 1934|
|Died: October 20, 2004
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 11, 1961 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 2, 1968 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||152|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Johnsburg, Illinois, Hiller attended the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1957. He began his major league career in 1961 with the San Francisco Giants. On October 8, 1962, Hiller hit the National League's first grand slam in World Series history in Game 4 of the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees, off left-handed relief pitcher Marshall Bridges. Primarily a second baseman, Hiller hit .243 with 20 home runs in 2121 games over eight major league seasons.
Hiller served as a coach under Whitey Herzog with the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, and was a longtime minor league manager and instructor for the Mets. Hiller died at age 70 in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
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