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Oral Hildebrand

Oral Clyde Hildebrand

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 7, 1907 in Indianapolis, IN
School: Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1931 (Age 24.154)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Browns/Yankees 1931-1940

Final Game: July 28, 1940 (Age 33.112)
Died: September 8, 1977 in Southport, IN
Buried: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, IN
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 10, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #794. Huston Street… #795. Mark Fidrych… #796. Clem Labine… #797. ORAL HILDEBRAND… #798. Jim Hearn… #799. Jeremy Guthrie… #800. Hal Brown… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1931 24 CLE AL 2 1 .667 4.39 5 2 2 2 0 0 26.2 25 16 13 0 13 6 3 0 1 121 106 4.46 1.425 8.4 0.0 4.4 2.0 0.46
1932 25 CLE AL 8 6 .571 3.69 27 15 8 7 0 0 129.1 124 69 53 7 62 49 0 0 1 568 130 4.40 1.438 8.6 0.5 4.3 3.4 0.79
1933 ★ 26 CLE AL 16 11 .593 3.76 36 31 2 15 6 1 220.1 205 110 92 8 88 90 1 0 5 936 120 3.66 1.330 8.4 0.3 3.6 3.7 1.02 AS
1934 27 CLE AL 11 9 .550 4.50 33 28 4 10 1 1 198.0 225 112 99 14 99 72 3 0 4 914 100 4.86 1.636 10.2 0.6 4.5 3.3 0.73
1935 28 CLE AL 9 8 .529 3.94 34 20 9 8 0 5 171.1 171 85 75 12 63 49 3 0 1 736 114 4.55 1.366 9.0 0.6 3.3 2.6 0.78
1936 29 CLE AL 10 11 .476 4.90 36 21 12 9 0 4 174.2 197 107 95 10 83 65 4 0 2 796 105 4.76 1.603 10.2 0.5 4.3 3.3 0.78
1937 30 SLB AL 8 17 .320 5.14 30 27 2 12 1 1 201.1 228 127 115 18 87 75 3 0 4 904 95 4.80 1.565 10.2 0.8 3.9 3.4 0.86
1938 31 SLB AL 8 10 .444 5.69 23 23 0 10 0 0 163.0 194 104 103 18 73 66 3 1 1 735 88 4.95 1.638 10.7 1.0 4.0 3.6 0.90
1939 32 NYY AL 10 4 .714 3.06 21 15 5 7 1 2 126.2 102 44 43 11 41 50 1 0 2 515 143 4.31 1.129 7.2 0.8 2.9 3.6 1.22
1940 33 NYY AL 1 1 .500 1.86 13 0 8 0 0 0 19.1 19 7 4 1 14 5 1 0 0 88 221 5.32 1.707 8.8 0.5 6.5 2.3 0.36
10 Yrs 83 78 .516 4.35 258 182 52 80 9 14 1430.2 1490 781 692 99 623 527 22 1 21 6313 108 4.54 1.477 9.4 0.6 3.9 3.3 0.85
162 Game Avg. 13 12 .516 4.35 40 28 8 12 1 2 221 230 121 107 15 96 81 3 0 3 976 108 4.54 1.477 9.4 0.6 3.9 3.3 0.85
CLE (6 yrs) 56 46 .549 4.18 171 117 37 51 7 11 920.1 947 499 427 51 408 331 14 0 14 4071 112 4.42 1.472 9.3 0.5 4.0 3.2 0.81
NYY (2 yrs) 11 5 .688 2.90 34 15 13 7 1 2 146.0 121 51 47 12 55 55 2 0 2 603 149 4.44 1.205 7.5 0.7 3.4 3.4 1.00
SLB (2 yrs) 16 27 .372 5.39 53 50 2 22 1 1 364.1 422 231 218 36 160 141 6 1 5 1639 91 4.87 1.597 10.4 0.9 4.0 3.5 0.88
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1931 24 CLE AL 26.2 5 2 16 5.40 4.56 -0.22 0.00 104.4 4.99 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.1 2 .475 .499
1932 25 CLE AL 129.1 27 15 69 4.80 5.43 -0.03 0.00 105.2 5.74 13 1.3 1.0 -0.1 2.5 29 .547 .508
1933 ★ 26 CLE AL 220.1 36 31 110 4.49 4.94 0.09 0.00 107.8 5.23 16 1.6 1.0 -0.1 3.8 43 .544 .510 AS
1934 27 CLE AL 198.0 33 28 112 5.09 5.17 0.05 0.00 101.8 5.20 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 2.1 26 .505 .501
1935 28 CLE AL 171.1 34 20 85 4.46 5.02 0.11 0.00 103.7 5.09 12 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.8 32 .534 .507
1936 29 CLE AL 174.2 36 21 107 5.51 5.72 -0.16 0.00 103.5 6.09 10 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.5 33 .524 .505
1937 30 SLB AL 201.1 30 27 127 5.68 5.49 -0.31 0.00 104.6 6.06 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.6 32 .526 .505
1938 31 SLB AL 163.0 23 23 104 5.74 5.70 -0.39 0.00 102.0 6.20 7 0.6 -0.1 2.1 28 .526 .504
1939 32 NYY AL 126.2 21 15 44 3.13 5.01 0.58 0.00 92.8 4.11 13 1.2 1.0 -0.1 2.4 29 .558 .508 $9,000
1940 33 NYY AL 19.1 13 0 7 3.26 5.00 0.27 0.00 95.5 4.51 3 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 5 .519 .502 $10,000
10 Seasons 1430.2 258 182 781 4.91 5.28 -0.02 0.00 103.0 5.47 81 7.8 1.0 -0.8 21.4 259 .530 .506 $19,000
CLE (6 yrs) 920.1 171 117 499 4.88 5.21 0.01 0.00 104.5 5.43 51 4.9 1.0 -0.5 13.8 166 .529 .506
NYY (2 yrs) 146.0 34 15 51 3.14 5.01 0.54 0.00 93.1 4.16 15 1.5 1.0 -0.1 2.8 33 .543 .505 $19,000
SLB (2 yrs) 364.1 53 50 231 5.71 5.58 -0.34 0.00 103.4 6.12 15 1.4 1.0 -0.2 4.8 60 .526 .504

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1939 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS W CIN 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.8
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0 6.8

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1931 24 CLE AL 5 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 -6 2 0 0 /1
1932 25 CLE AL 27 52 48 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .146 .163 .167 .330 -17 8 0 3 1
1933 ★ 26 CLE AL 36 85 84 4 16 0 2 0 10 0 0 1 7 .190 .200 .238 .438 13 20 0 0 1 AS
1934 27 CLE AL 33 83 76 5 13 3 0 0 8 0 0 3 5 .171 .203 .211 .413 6 16 0 4 1
1935 28 CLE AL 34 63 55 9 9 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 7 .164 .193 .218 .411 5 12 0 6 1
1936 29 CLE AL 36 71 63 7 12 2 0 0 8 0 0 6 7 .190 .261 .222 .483 19 14 0 2 1
1937 30 SLB AL 30 81 70 9 14 3 0 0 7 0 0 2 2 .200 .222 .243 .465 17 17 0 9 1
1938 31 SLB AL 24 65 59 3 15 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 6 .254 .279 .288 .567 43 17 0 4 1
1939 32 NYY AL 21 48 44 5 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 .182 .200 .205 .405 4 9 2 0 3 1
1940 33 NYY AL 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
10 Yrs 259 562 513 43 96 13 3 0 50 0 0 18 47 .187 .215 .224 .439 11 115 2 0 31
162 Game Avg. 162 352 321 27 60 8 2 0 31 0 0 11 29 .187 .215 .224 .439 11 72 0 19
CLE (6 yrs) 171 365 337 26 59 7 3 0 33 0 0 13 34 .175 .206 .214 .419 7 72 0 15
NYY (2 yrs) 34 51 47 5 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 .170 .188 .191 .379 -2 9 2 0 3
SLB (2 yrs) 54 146 129 12 29 5 0 0 12 0 0 4 8 .225 .248 .264 .512 29 34 0 13

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1931 24 CLE AL 5 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1932 25 CLE AL 27 52 -9 0 0 0 6 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .488 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 1
1933 ★ 26 CLE AL 36 85 -11 0 0 0 8 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1 AS
1934 27 CLE AL 33 83 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1935 28 CLE AL 34 63 -9 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1936 29 CLE AL 36 71 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1937 30 SLB AL 30 81 -10 0 0 0 9 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1938 31 SLB AL 24 65 -6 0 0 0 7 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1
1939 32 NYY AL 21 48 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.1 0 -2 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.1 0.0 -2 $9,000 1
1940 33 NYY AL 13 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $10,000 1
10 Seasons 259 562 -73 1 0 0 61 -12 -1.2 0 -12 -1.2 .496 .499 -1.1 0.0 -12 $19,000
CLE (6 yrs) 171 365 -50 0 0 0 39 -11 -1.1 0 -11 -1.1 .494 .499 -1.0 0.0 -11
NYY (2 yrs) 34 51 -8 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $19,000
SLB (2 yrs) 54 146 -15 0 0 0 16 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS CIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1931 CLE AL 24 P 5 2 2 26.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.69 1.00 .954 2.23 2.20
1932 CLE AL 25 P 27 15 7 129.1 23 9 13 1 2 .957 1.53 0.81 .958 2.24 2.23
1933 CLE AL 26 P 36 31 15 220.1 56 11 43 2 4 .964 2.21 1.50 .960 2.28 2.27 AS
1934 CLE AL 27 P 33 28 10 198.0 49 5 44 0 1 1.000 2.23 1.48 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 CLE AL 28 P 34 20 8 171.1 43 6 35 2 1 .953 2.15 1.21 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 CLE AL 29 P 36 21 9 174.2 30 4 26 0 1 1.000 1.55 0.83 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 SLB AL 30 P 30 27 12 201.1 43 5 36 2 1 .953 1.83 1.37 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 SLB AL 31 P 23 23 10 163.0 20 5 14 1 0 .950 1.05 0.83 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 NYY AL 32 P 21 15 7 126.2 24 5 18 1 1 .958 1.63 1.10 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 NYY AL 33 P 13 0 0 19.1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.86 0.31 .956 2.05 2.01 0 0 0
10 Seasons P 258 182 80 1430.2 298 52 236 10 11 .966 1.81 1.12 .955 2.12 2.09 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 258 182 80 1430.2 298 52 236 10 11 .966 1.81 1.12 .955 2.12 2.09 0 0 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
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  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
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  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1933 AL  3.76 (10th)

Wins s c a p y
1933 AL  16 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1933 AL  .593 (10th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1933 AL  1.330 (8th)
1935 AL  1.366 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 AL  8.374 (5th)
1935 AL  8.983 (10th)

Saves s c a p y
1935 AL  5 (2nd)
1936 AL  4 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1933 AL  31 (7th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1933 AL  15 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1933 AL  6 (1st)

Home Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  18 (7th)
1938 AL  18 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1933 AL  88 (10th)
1934 AL  99 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1933 AL  0.327 (7th)

Losses s c a p y
1937 AL  17 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  115 (9th)
1938 AL  103 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1933 AL  5 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1934 AL  3 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1933 AL  120 (10th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1934 AL  1.000 (1st)
1936 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 1 (859), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 25 (948), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (988), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 3 (1764), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (511th), 20.3 career WAR/17.9 7yr-peak WAR/19.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1939 32 New York Yankees $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 33 New York Yankees $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Oral Clyde Oral Hildebrand

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