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Gene Lillard

Inducted as a player in 2010

Position: Infielder, Catcher, Pitcher
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: November 12, 1913 in Goleta, CA
Died: April 12, 1991 in Goleta, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Los Angeles Angels (1932-35; 1938, 1940)
  • San Francisco Seals (1937)
  • Sacramento Solons (1942, 1946)
  • Oakland Oaks (1947-48)

Notes: Led the PCL in home runs in 1933 and 1935...Also pitched in 72 PCL games, posting a 35-25 record with 306 strikeouts over 478.1 innings pitched...Part of three PCL championship-winning teams, including the 1933 and 1934 Los Angeles Angels as well as the 1948 Oakland Oaks...Pitched in 22 Major League games while playing in another 22 as an infielder.

PCL Career Batting Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1932 Los Angeles 3B 40 141 21 44 7 3 5 28     2 .312
1933 Los Angeles 3B 183 645 129 198 24 7 43 149     2 .307
1934 Los Angeles 3B/1B/OF 171 592 104 171 27 6 27 119     10 .289
1935 Los Angeles 3B 170 642 157 232 31 4 56 147     8 .361
1937 San Francisco 3B 87 175 42 57 12 3 4 38     2 .326
1938 Los Angeles P 43 93 22 29 3 1 7 22     0 .312
1940 Los Angeles P 13 18 3 2 0 0 0 2     0 .111
1942 Sacramento 3B/1B 29 97 9 33 5 0 3 20 6 8 2 .340
1946 Sacramento OF/2B/3B 138 441 66 118 18 6 22 59 84 75 9 .268
1947 Oakland 3B/C/OF 110 291 45 75 16 0 7 46 45 34 1 .258
1948 Oakland C 23 59 4 12 5 0 0 7 13 9 0 .203
Totals (11 seasons) 1,007 3,194 602 971 148 30 174 637 148 126 36 .304

PCL Career Pitching Statistics

Year Team G GS CG SHO SV W L IP H R ER K BB ERA
1937 San Francisco 29   19 1 0 14 10 214.0 242 125 105 145 116 4.42
1938 Los Angeles 29 26 19 2 0 16 10 203.0 199 91 79 144 83 3.50
1940 Los Angeles 9 7 1 0 0 4 3 42.2 53     10 21  
1942 Sacramento 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2     0 0  
1946 Sacramento 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 17.0 12     6 8  
1947 Oakland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 3     1 3  
Totals (6 seasons) 72 35 41 3 0 35 25 478.1 511 216 184 306 231 3.97