Emil Yde Essentials
Bats: B Throws: L
Height: 71 Weight: 165
Born: Sunday, January 28, 1900 in Great Lakes, IL USA
Died: 12 4 1968 in Leesburg, FL USA
Last Game: 10/3/1929
Full Name: Emil Ogden Yde
Emil Yde, pitcher for the 1924-27 Pirates. He spent three seasons in the minors before making his debut with the 1924 Pirates. Yde had a 28-12 record in 47 games and 339 innings for Oklahoma City of the Western League in 1923. The Pirates acquired him for minor league outfielder Ed Hock in December 1923. They would use him sparingly to start the season, but after pitching a shutout in his second start on May 31st, he began to see more time. He would go on to have a terrific rookie season, finishing with a 16-3, 2.83 record in 33 games, 22 as a starter. He led the National League in shutouts with four and in winning percentage with a .842 mark. In 1925 he wasn’t quite as good as his rookie season but the Pirates were a better team. He went 17-9, 4.13 in 207 innings as Pittsburgh won the NL by 8.5 games over the Giants. In the World Series, Yde pitched poorly in his only start, losing game four after failing to make it out of the third inning.
Yde split his 1926 season between starting and the bullpen, pitching 37 total games, 22 as a starter. He went 8-7, 3.65 in 187.1 innings, in what would be his last full season with the team. The 1927 Pirates would make it back to the World Series, but Yde contributed very little to that team, pitching just nine games spread out through the year. He had a 9.71 ERA in 29.2 innings. The Pirates traded him to a minor league team following the conclusion of the season. He pitched once more in the majors, throwing 29 games for the 1929 Detroit Tigers. Yde finished with exactly 100 minor league wins and his Major League record was 49-25, 4.02 in 141 games.