Monday, January 31, 2011
Debut #89 Jack Hiatt
Jack E Hiatt
Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: July 27, 1942 in Bakersfield, CA
MLB Debut: September 7, 1964 Los Angeles Angels
Final MLB Game: October 3, 1972 California Angels
Year with the Angels: 1964, 1972
March 7, 1961: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
November 21, 1964: Traded by the California Angels to the San Francisco Giants for Jose Cardenal.
July 29, 1972: Purchased by the California Angels from the Houston Astros.
March 27, 1973: Released by the California Angels.
Entered the game as a pinch hitter for Paul Schaal with one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th of a 3-3 tie and hit a game-winning single to left scoring Willie Smith against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, September 7, 1964 (D) at Chavez Ravine.
Batted .311 in 61 AB over 31 games.
Best Angels Performance:
Went 1 for 3 hitting a triple and driving in 2 on September 29, 1972.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Also played for the Giants (65-69); Cubs (70); Expos (70); Astros (71-72).
- After taking over as starting catcher from Dick Dietz hit four home runs with 13 RBI in his first 6 games for the Giants in 1969.
- Hit 2 HR and drove in 7 for the Giants on April 26, 1969.
- Owned Claude Osteen going 13 for 35, .371.
- Managed in the Cubs minor league system from 1975-1980.
- Managed the Holyoke Millers in the Angels system in 1982.
- And in the Giants system in 1988.
- Finished his career as the Giants' director of player development for 16 seasons, before his retirement in October 2007.