Emil Yde
Born: (1900-01-28)January 28, 1900
Great Lakes, Illinois, U.S.
Died: December 4, 1968(1968-12-04) (aged 68)
Leesburg, Florida, U.S.
Batted: Both
Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 1924, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1929, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Earned run average4.02
Win–loss record49–25
Career highlights and awards

Emil Ogden Yde (January 28, 1900 – December 4, 1968) was a left-handed professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1924–27) and Detroit Tigers in 1929. As a rookie in 1924, Yde led the National League in shutouts with four and in winning percentage (.842) with a Win–loss record of 16–3.

In 1925, Yde became the first pitcher ever to allow back-to-back home runs in a World Series when Goose Goslin and Joe Harris hit consecutive homers in the third inning of the fourth game of the series.[1]

He also was a good hitting pitcher in his brief major league career, posting a .233 batting average (74-for-317) with 46 runs, 1 home run and 28 RBI.

Yde was of Danish descent.[2] His father worked at Naval Station Great Lakes and later as a superintendent at a coal yard. Yde attended both the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[3] He served in the United States Navy during World War I.[4]

He moved to Leesburg, Florida during his playing career and eventually became a real estate dealer there.[4] In 1944, he ran for sheriff of Lake County, Florida but lost in the Democratic Party primary to Willis V. McCall.[5]


  1. ^ Snyder, John (2004). The World Series' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Championship Teams, Broken Dreams, and October Oddities. Potomac Books, Inc. ISBN 978-1-61234-052-4. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ Forr, James; Proctor, David (2009). Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography. McFarland. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7864-4385-7. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. ^ Louisa, Angelo J. (2015). The Pirates Unraveled: Pittsburgh's 1926 Season. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-2254-5. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lee, Bill (2015). The Baseball Necrology: The Post-Baseball Lives and Deaths of More Than 7,600 Major League Players and Others. McFarland. p. 438. ISBN 978-1-4766-0930-0. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  5. ^ Corsair, Gary (2004). The Groveland Four. p. 12. ISBN 1414072449. Retrieved 18 February 2020.