Chuck Hiller

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Chuck Hiller
Chuck Hiller 1961.JPG
Hiller in 1961
Second baseman
Born: (1934-10-01)October 1, 1934
Johnsburg, Illinois
Died: October 20, 2004(2004-10-20) (aged 70)
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1961 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 1968 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 152
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Charles Joseph Hiller (October 1, 1934 – October 20, 2004) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager.

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 704 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 spent brief terms in the post with the Giants and the Mets. Hiller also served the Mets as a longtime minor league manager and instructor. Hiller died at age 70 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

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Preceded by
Wayne Terwilliger
Texas Rangers third base coach
1973
Succeeded by
Frank Lucchesi
Preceded by
Harry Dunlop
Kansas City Royals third base coach
1976–1979
Succeeded by
Gordon Mackenzie
Preceded by
Jack Krol
St. Louis Cardinals third base coach
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Nick Leyva
Preceded by
Danny Ozark
San Francisco Giants third base coach
1985
Succeeded by
Gordon Mackenzie
Preceded by
Bud Harrelson
New York Mets third base coach
1990
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage