Bobby Hill (baseball)
|Second baseman / Third baseman|
April 3, 1978 |
San Jose, California
|May 10, 2002, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 20, 2005, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||58|
William Robert "Bobby" Hill (born April 3, 1978) is a former baseball infielder.
Hill attended the University of Miami, where he played baseball, and was then drafted by the Chicago Cubs. In 2000, before playing for the Cubs organization, he played for the Newark Bears in the independent Atlantic League. He hit .326 with 13 home runs and 82 RBI. He also stole a team record 81 bases and walked a league record 101 times in 132 games.
He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates as the centerpiece of the Aramis Ramirez trade in August 2003. With Pittsburgh in 2004, he hit .266 with two home runs and 27 RBI in a part-time role. He spent much of 2005 in Triple-A and was dealt to the San Diego Padres on November 21, 2005, for a player to be named later. Hill spent the 2006 season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers. Hill signed with the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League in February 2008, eight years after he began his professional career there. He hit .238 in 100 games. Hill played 24 games for the Bears in 2009. He signed with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League for the 2010 season.
In March 2011, Hill was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. From 2012 to 2014, Hill was head baseball coach at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California, before becoming head coach at Mission College in Santa Clara in 2015. Hill has the same name as a character in fox animated TV show, "King of The Hill".
- 2008 Newark Bears team year book. 2008. p. 52.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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