Thursday, April 17, 2014

#84 BOB TILLMAN


FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#84 BOB TILLMAN
ATLANTA BRAVES 1968-1970

I don't remember Georgia Tech graduate Bob Tillman ever playing for the Braves, as his playing career ended the year before I became interested in baseball. I did like Bob's baseball card in 1971 where he is emerging from the dugout and appears ready to pop one of the 11 dingers he cracked in 1970. So my addition of Bob on this list is completely attributable to the impression the twenty copies of his card I got in wax packs made on me in 1971.

Bob passed away in 2000 at the age of 63.

2 comments:

  1. Bob Tillman was on the Braves at the same time Bob Didier was. Tillman came to the Braves, with Dale (Mountain Man) Murray, on December 7, 1967 in a trade with the Yankees for infielder Bobby Cox1968 from the Yankees. He was one of three catchers used by the Braves in 1969. Rookie Walt Hriniak began the season in Atlanta, but was traded to San Diego on June 13 with minor league prospects Andy Finlay and infielder Van Kelly for center fielder Tony Gonzalez.

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  2. Bobby Cox? That name sounds familiar.

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