R. E. Hillebrand was a Major League Baseballright fielder who played in one game for the Chicago Orphans on August 29, 1902. He went hitless in four at bats, while scoring one run after walk. According to Sporting Life correspondent A.R. Catty, due to injuries to the Orphans, Hillebrand shared time in right field during a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates with Joe Hughes, who also played his only Major League game the following day. W.A Phelon reported that after playing his one Major League game, Hillebrand was told that "while he had done no real hurt he need not stay." Catty suggested that Hillebrand may have been the brother-in-law of long time Major League infielder Bobby Lowe, who was playing for the Orphans that season.