Ronald Tiliakos

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ronald Tiliakos was on the Belgian national teams that won Bronze in the 1983 European Championship and 1985 European Championship and also was with them for the 1986 Amateur World Series. A teammate was Anthony Tiliakos, presumably a relative.

Ronald played for the Antwerp Royal Greys in the 1988 First Division (stats prior to 1988 in Belgium are unavailable as of this page's creation, 6/11/2020). He hit .328/.412/.570 with 43 runs and 6 homers. He was 5th in the league in runs and tied for 3rd in homers. When the Greys won the title in 1989, he produced at a .346/.408/.519 clip and was 7th with 38 runs. Antwerp repeated in 1990 and he batted .329/.455/.500 while placing 9th with 27 runs.

In 1991, he was at .403/.444/.613. He tied Roger de Saedeleer for 5th with 37 runs, tied Frank Van Droogenbroeck for 9th with 5 homers and was 10th in slugging in the high-offense league (he did not crack the top 10 in average). For the 1992 Greys, he batted .434/.510/.614. He was 8th in average and tied for 2nd with three triples. He moved to the Hoboken Pioneers in 1993 and hit .314/.423/.402. He stole 22 bases in 23 tries, second in the league in swipes behind Paul Spoelders' 25.

Tiliakos hit .301/.467/.553 in 1994. He led in walks (32), tied Van Droogenbroeck for 10th with 7 dingers and tied Philip Van Woensel for 8th with 13 steals. In '95, his batting line was .370/.444/.465. He hit .362/.445/.551 in 1996, finishing 5th in the league in runs (43) and leading with 21 steals (one ahead of Van Woensel). In '97, he batted .381/.469/.556 for the Pioneers and fell to six steals.

He hit .288/.391/.458 in 1998. In 1999, he batted .330/.429/.511. Moving to the Mortsel Stars, he hit .349/.435/.419 in 2000 with 31 runs and 5 sacrifice flies, tying for the league lead in the latter department. The veteran batted .292/.435/.365 in 2001. The next year, he hit .326/.434/.371 and still had wheels, going 15-for-15 in steals (his first time in double-digit steals in six years) to place 4th in the First Division in swipes.

Ronald's 2003 season saw him bat .283/.395/.354 with 19 walks, tied for 9th in that category. He hit .296/.441/.318 in 2004 then age took its toll as he fell to .192/.294/.219 in 2005 and .250/.395/.283 in 2006.

Primary Source: Belgian Baseball Federation