Oral Hildebrand

 

Oral Hildebrand

High School: Southport 1926

College: BUTLER UNIVERSITY 1926

Inducted 1995

3-yr letterman at Southport High School...led tiny Southport to its 1st sectional championship as sophomore...great all-around athlete playing both baseball and basketball for Hall of Fame Coach Tony Hinkle at Butler...was starting center on 1929 team that won 17 of 19 games and was proclaimed national champions by the AAU...stood off All-American Stretch Murphy in win over Purdue that year...led Bulldogs to wins over Notre Dame, North Carolina, and defending national champion Pitt...went on to ten-year career in major league baseball and pitched in the 1939 World Series for the Yankess.

Oral Hildebrand


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