Born: October 11, 1946 in Fresno, Calif.
Died: Jan. 6, 2003 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Debut: 1968 | Pos: OF
H: 6' | W: 185 | B: R | T: R
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Jarvis Tatum, who made his debut with the Angels in 1968, died on Jan. 6, 2003 in Los Angeles, Calif.
He played in 102 games in the major leagues, hitting .232 in 254 career at-bats. His most productive season was 1970 when he hit .238 with 6 RBI and a stolen base in 75 games.
On July 27, 1970, Tatum, inserted into a game against the Yankees as a pinch runner, falls victim to the hidden ball trick. The Yankees scored three runs in the 10th inning to win the game.
Tatum was drafted by the Angels in 16th round of the 1965 draft. In Oct. 1970, the Angels sent Tatum along with Doug Griffin to the Boston Red Sox for Tony Conigliaro, Ray Jarvis and Jerry Moses.