Hillman pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, playing for four different teams from 1955-1962. He came up with the Cubs and stayed in Chicago until 1960 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. After a year and a half in Boston, he moved on to the Cincinnati Reds and finally the New York Mets. He pitched in 188 major league games, compiling a record of 21-37 with a 3.87 career ERA. His best season came for the Cubs in 1959 when he made 24 starts, winning eight games in the process. He pitched his lone career shutout that season as well. Hillman was part of the first inter-league, non-waiver trade in the history of baseball when he and Jim Marshall were traded to the Red Sox for Dick Gernert.
Dave Hillman – career stats