Tom Zachary

Tom Zachary

Tom Zachary
Born: (1896-05-07)May 7, 1896
Graham, North Carolina
Died: January 24, 1969(1969-01-24) (aged 72)
Burlington, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 11, 1918, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 28, 1936, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 186-191
Earned run average 3.73
Strikeouts 720
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AL in games started in 1925 with 33
  • 18 wins in 1921

MLB Records:

Jonathan Thompson Walton Zachary (May 7, 1896 in Graham, North Carolina – January 24, 1969 in Burlington, North Carolina) was a professional baseball pitcher.


He had a 19-year career in Major League Baseball that lasted from 1918 to 1936. He played for the Philadelphia A's, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees of the American League and the Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies of the National League.

Zachary is well known for giving up Babe Ruth's record-setting 60th home run in 1927. Then the next year, pitching for Ruth's team, the New York Yankees, he won the third game of the World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals.

1933 Goudey baseball card of Tom Zachary

Zachary went 12–0 for the 1929 Yankees, which is still the major league record for most pitching wins without a loss in one season.[1]


  1. ^ Baseball Reference

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)