Hill was an Olympic hopeful in track and a football star at the University of Southern
California. The fleet fielder hit a pinch homer in his first pro game.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 26, 1935:
Jesse Hill's line drive bounces off the head of P Ed Linke back to C Jack Redmond on the fly, who throws to 2B to double off Ben Chapman, as the Senators knock the Yankees out of first. Linke will be hospitalized for two days.
»September 22, 1935:
Competing for prizes donated by Tom Yawkey, the Yanks also defeat the Sox in the pre-game Field Day, winning four of five events. Ben Chapman wins the 75-yard dash nipping Jesse Hill by a yard. Recently acquired Sox Skinny Graham is 3rd. The lone Sox triumph comes when catcher Rick Ferrell throws into a barrel at 2B on the fly; Joe Glenn's is in the barrel but on the bounce Glenn is tops in fungo hitting with a 350-foot drive, and the Yankees win the walking relay in, well, a walk. Chief interest is the final event, the four-man relay around the bases, with each runner completing a circuit. Clocked in 57.2 seconds, the Yankee squad of Selkirk, Hill, Rolfe, and Chapman pass the baton ahead of the quartet of Almada, Graham, Johnson, and Cooke. The field day will be repeated next Sunday at the Stadium.