May 23, 1906
August 5, 2002 (aged 96)
Little Rock, Arkansas
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 15, 1926 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 31, 1944 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Earned run average||4.41|
|Career highlights and awards|
George Willis Hudlin (May 23, 1906 - August 5, 2002) was born in Wagoner, Oklahoma and was a Major League Baseball pitcher for, most notably, the Cleveland Indians from 1926 to 1940. Hudlin didn't pitch more than 10 games with any other team, although he played with 3 others.
In 1940, Hudlin became one of the few players to compete on 4 different major league teams in the same year (Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, and the New York Giants). His career statistics include a 158-156 record, with a 4.41 ERA. He had 677 strikeouts in 2613 career innings pitched. Hudlin was the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth's 500th home run.
His pitch selection included a well-known sinker, a fastball, curveball and a changeup. He occasionally threw sidearm or with an underhand "dip of the wrist," though he threw overhand most often.  After Hudlin finished playing in the majors, he was a manager for the minor league Little Rock Travelers.
Hudlin died in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 96.