The Obit For Bob Tillman

Bob Tillman Dies

Former Yank And Red Sox Player

June 23, 2000

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Bob Tillman, a catcher who played in the 1960s with
the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves, died Friday of a
heart attack. He was 63.
      In nine seasons, he hit .232 with 79 home runs. His best season was in 1964
when he hit 17 home runs with 61 RBI in 131 games with the Red Sox. His last
season was 1970.  He once admitted in a radio interview as a rookie that he "couldn't hit a curveball with an oar."  He was acquired by the Braves in 1967 from the Yankees along with pitcher Dale Roberts for infielder Bobby Cox, now Atlanta Braves' manager.
      Over 9 Major League seasons, he batted .232 with 79 home runs
and 282 RBI's. His best year was 1964 with Boston when he batted .278 with 17 home runs and 61 RBI.
      Born in Nashville, Bob had worked at a food company in Gallatin, Tenn.   Funeral Services are incomplete.