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Dave Hilton (baseball)

Dave Hilton
Third baseman
Born: (1950-09-15) September 15, 1950
Uvalde, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1972, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1975, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .213
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 33
Teams

John David Hilton (born September 15, 1950 in Uvalde, Texas) is a former professional baseball player. He was picked in the 1971 Secondary Draft out of Rice University and played four seasons for the San Diego Padres. He also played three seasons in Japan for the Yakult Swallows and Hanshin Tigers. Hilton was primarily a third baseman, but played several games at second base.

Dave Hilton is credited by famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami as having inspired him, at the age of 29, to become an author. Murakami had his epiphany as he saw Hilton hit a double, while watching a Yakult Swallows game in Japan.[1]

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • Baseball Almanac statistics sheet
Preceded by
Julio Gargia
Frederick Keys manager
1997
Succeeded by
Tommy Shields

Notes

  1. ^ Murakami, Haruki (2009). What I talk about when I talk about running : a memoir (1st Vintage International edition. ed.). New York: Vintage International. p. 27.  


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