Never a full-time player, Dillard still managed to spend six seasons in the majors, playing four years for Cleveland and his final two with the Milwaukee Braves. Dillard came up with the Indians in 1959, but played in just 16 games over the next two years. He got a better chance to show what he could do in 1961 and responded by hitting .272 with seven home runs in 74 games. His average dropped to .230 the following year, which also saw him play in 95 games, which was a career high. After one more season in Cleveland, Dillard joined the Braves and played in Milwaukee for two seasons before being sent to the minor leagues for good in 1966. Dillard kept at it, playing the next two seasons for farm clubs of the Mets and Tigers, but he never got another crack at the big leagues. He retired following the 1967 season. Dillard hit .244 in his career, with 14 home runs.
Don Dillard – career stats