Monday, March 20, 2017

Oral Hildebrand

Oral Clyde Hildebrand

April 7, 1907
Indianapolis, IN

September 8, 1977
Southport, IN

1928-29 Butler University (College)
1929-30 Butler University (College)
1935-36 Indianapolis U.S. Tires (MBC)

In February of 1930, he was declared ineligible for athletic by Butler after it was discovered he played professional baseball the previous summer under an assumed name (Roy Hilden). He signed with the Indianapolis AA baseball team in 1930, and by 1931 found himself taking the hill for the Cleveland Indians. In 1933, he won a career-high 16 games and was named to represent the Indians in the first All-Star game. He won 83 games over his 10-year Major League career.

After his baseball career, he work as a die maker st the FMC Corporation, retiring in 1972.

He married Frances Bradley and had two daughters and three sons.

Major League Baseball Stats:

Richmond Item, February 7, 1930


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