The well-liked catcher hit with power, though he admitted in a radio interview as
a rookie that he "couldn't hit a curveball with an oar." In 1964 he had career highs
of 17 homers, 61 RBI, and a .278 BA, but he slumped to .215 the next year. In Boston
the quiet Tillman caught no-hitters by Earl Wilson and Dave Morehead
. On July 30,
1969, with Atlanta, he hit three home runs against the Expos.