A second-string catcher and fill-in first baseman with the Giants in 1968, Hiatt
figured in Don Drysdale's record scoreless inning streak. When Dick Dietz flied out
after being refused first base despite being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded,
Hiatt followed by popping up for the last out of Drysdale's fifth straight shutout.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 31, 1967: Jack Hiatt belts a pinch hit grand slam off Pittsburgh's Elroy Face to give the Giants an 8–4 win. Hiatt's pinch slam is the 1200th slam in ML history.
»April 25, 1969: Giants C Jack Hiatt hits a 2-run first-inning home run and a 13th-inning grand slam to pace a 12–8 victory over Houston. Hiatt has seven RBIs in the game.
»July 30, 1972:
The Angels beat Kansas City, 4–3, when Bob Oliver hits a leadoff home run in the 11th inning against his former team. The win goes to Lloyd Allen, relegated to the bullpen after five straight losses as a starter. Allen's batterymate, Jack Hiatt, is 1-for-1 after taking over in the late innings. Hiatt, purchased yesterday from the Astros, appears without a number on his uniform since there was not enough time to sew one on.