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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsBob Tillman John Robert TillmanBorn: March 24, 1937 in Nashville, Tenn. Died: June 23, 2000 in Gallatin, Tenn.Debut: 1962 | Pos:CHt: 6-4 | Wt: 205 | B:R | T: R YrsGABHHRRBISBBA97752329540792621.232>> Visit theBob Tillman biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Bob Tillman, who spent 9seasons in the major leagues as a catcher, died June 23, 2000, from a heartattack at the age of 63.He was the catcher for twono-hitters, one each from pitchers Earl Wilson and Dave Morehead. On July 30, 1969, he hit 3 HRs in a game.In 1967, the Braves acquired Tillman from the Yankees in a trade that included Bobby Cox and Dale Roberts.In 9 seasons, he hit .232with 79 HRs and 282 RBI.  In 1964, he hit .278 for Boston with 17HRs and 61 RBI.In his Associated Press obituary, he was quoted as saying that, as a rookie, he “couldn’t hit a curveball with an oar.”Following his career, he worked at a food company in Gallatin, Tenn.Source: Associated Press,Bill James Encyclopedia