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Chuck Hiller

Charles Joseph Hiller
Born: Oct. 1, 1934 in Johnsburg, Ill.
Died: Oct. 20, 2004 in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Debut: 1961 | Pos: 2B
H: 5'11" | W: 170 | B: L | T: R

8 704 2121 253 516 20 152 .243

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Chuck Hiller, who played in the major leagues for eight seasons, died on Oct. 20, 2004 in New York. He was 70.

Hiller had been working in the New York Mets organization for the past 24 years as a major league coach and a minor league manager. In the 2004 season, he had served as an adviser to the minor league director.

Hiller made his major league debut in 1961 with the San Francisco Giants. He hit .243 in his career with 20 home runs and 152 RBI.

In 1962, he became the first National League player to ever hit a grand slam in the World Series. His shot came off the Yankees' Marshall Bridges and helped the Giants to a 7-3 win in Game 4. He hit .269 in that World Series with a home run and five RBI.

His major league coaching career including a season with Texas, four with Kansas City, three with St. Louis (including the World Series Championship in 1982) and one in San Francisco.

He held a number of jobs in the Mets organization including minor league manager and third base coach.

Source: Associated Press obituary