Hill caught for 14 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1986. In 737 games, Hill hit .223 with 34 home runs. Hill played for four teams, fitting stints with the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners in between his time in St. Louis and Chicago. He was the Giants primary catcher in 1977 and 1978, appearing in over 100 games each season. He had what was probably the best year of his career in 1977. He hit .250 that season with nine home runs and 50 RBIs. He set his career high in hits (87) the next year as he played in 117 games for San Francisco. However, his playing time dropped off in 1979 and he was a backup for the rest of his time in the majors.
Hill’s first home run came in 1975 at Candlestick Park in a game against the Atlanta Braves. He took Carl Morton deep in the second inning to plate two runs. The Giants lost the game 7-4.
We featured one of Hill’s favorite teammates, “The Bull” Greg Luzinski earlier this year.
Marc Hill – career stats