Chuck Hiller

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Charles Joseph Hiller

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Biographical Information[edit]

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Chuck Hiller was MVP of the Texas League in 1960, when he played for the Rio Grande Valley Giants. He was the first National Leaguer to hit a grand slam in the World Series (1962). His nickname was "Iron Hands" (little wonder, given his 29 errors as the San Francisco Giants second baseman in 1962).

After his playing days, Hiller was a longtime minor league manager and big league coach. He managed the Salem Rebels in 1969, the Tidewater Tides in 1970, and the Marion Mets in 1971 and 1972. After spending 1973 as a Texas Rangers coach, he returned as skipper of the Marion Mets for the next two seasons. He was a member of the Kansas City Royals coaching staff from 1976 to 1979 and spent 1980 as manager of the Kingsport Mets. After three years as a St. Louis Cardinals coach from 1981 to 1983, he spent a year as managing the Johnson City Cardinals before a stint on the Giants staff in 1985. He was again the skipper at Kingsport in 1986 and a New York Mets coach in 1990.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1969 Salem Rebels Carolina League 78-66 3rd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 2nd round
1970 Tidewater Tides International League 74-66 4th New York Mets Lost in 1st round
1971 Marion Mets Appalachian League 33-35 5th (t) New York Mets
1972 Marion Mets Appalachian League 22-45 8th New York Mets
1974 Marion Mets Appalachian League 33-35 4th New York Mets
1975 Marion Mets Appalachian League 19-14 New York Mets replaced by Bill Connors
1980 Kingsport Mets Appalachian League 35-35 3rd New York Mets
1984 Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League 29-40 8th St. Louis Cardinals
1986 Kingsport Mets Appalachian League 16-52 8th New York Mets

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