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Oral Clyde Hildebrand
Birth: Apr. 7, 1907
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1977
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for 10 seasons (1931 to 1940) with the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and the New York Yankees. Arriving with the Indians in 1931, he had his best year two seasons later, going 16 and 11 for Cleveland in 1933 and leading the League in shutouts with 6 (he would only have 9 total for his entire career). He achieved a measure of baseball fame that year when he was selected as a American League pitcher in the very first Major League Baseball All-Star game, joining Indians teammates Earl Averill and Wes Ferrell. After three more years he was traded to the Browns, with whom he had two losing seasons. In 1939 he was sent to the New York Yankees, and went 10 and 4 as the Yankees clinched the AL Pennant. In that year's World Series, the Yankees swept the Cincinnati Reds for their fourth consecutive championship. Oral Hildebrand started the final Game 4, pitching 4 innings of shut-out ball until removed for relievers. In 1940 he would make 13 relief appearances for New York before retiring. His career totals were 83 Wins-78 Losses, 527 Strikeouts, 13 Saves and a career 4.35 ERA. He was a fine basketball player, and was the starting center for the 1929 Butler University National Collegiate Champion basketball team. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Arnold Sanford Hildebrand (1878 - 1963)
  Dora B Hildebrand (1878 - 1960)
  Frances Bradley Hildebrand (1915 - 2002)*
  Barbara Hildebrand Garrison (1932 - 2009)*
  Oral Clyde Hildebrand (1907 - 1977)
  Geraldine A. Hildebrand Westerfield (1914 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
Johnson County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Garden of Faith Section 2, Lot 37C, Space 4
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
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Rest in Peace.
- sjm
 Added: Sep. 8, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Aug. 10, 2016
Rip what a great baseball player
- Becky Mikels
 Added: Jun. 25, 2016
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