Dillard spent eight seasons as a utility infielder for four teams, hitting .243 with 13 career home runs. He came up with the Boston Red Sox in 1975 and hit .275 in 57 games the following year. After spending a year with the Detroit Tigers, Dillard joined the Chicago Cubs in 1979 and saw action in 89 games while hitting .283 with a career-high five home runs. He played in 100 games the next year, but saw his average fall to .225. He spent 1981 with the Cubs, then finished his career in 1982 with the Chicago White Sox.
We featured Dillard’s favorite teammate, Tim Blackwell, in a recent Swings and misses.
Steve Dillard – career stats