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Tom Zachary from the Chronology
Sep 14, 1941 - The Cards move 1 1/2 games behind the Dodgers by sweeping the Giants in a Sunday twinbill. In the opener Lon Warneke outpitches Hubbell 1-0 and in the nightcap reliever Howard Krist (10-0) wins 6-5 in 10 innings. Krist's 10-0 year except for Tom Zachary in 1929 (12-0) is the best season without a loss.
Sep 17, 1937 - Beating the Red Sox 4-1 Cleveland's Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight without a loss equaling Tom Zachary's 1929 record of 12-0. Odell Hale's 3-run HR in the 7th off Bobo Newsom is the margin.
Sep 7, 1931 - Van Lingle Mungo Uncle Robby's last find as a pitcher reports to Brooklyn from Hartford and shuts out Boston 2-0 in his first ML start. He fans 7 and hits a triple and a single to drive in both runs. Ancient Tom Zachary takes the loss. Brooklyn also took the opener 5-4 in 10 innings on Fresco Thompson's RBI single.
Apr 14, 1931 - At Boston the Dodgers lose 7-4 to the Braves. Tom Zachary and Bill Sherdel do the pitching for the Braves while Jack Quinn makes his final ML start as the Opening Day pitcher for the Dodgers. His 15 saves will pace the NL this year and his 8 saves will lead in 1932. At age 47 the spitballing Quinn is the oldest ML Opening Day starter ever.
Sep 24, 1929 - The Yankees celebrate Babe Ruth Day at Fenway by winning 5-3 over Boston. Ruth is 2-for-3 with a double. Tom Zachary wins his 12th without a loss: his 12-0 season record will not be equaled.
Sep 15, 1929 - The Yankees and Indians trade shutouts with New York winning the opener 1-0 behind Tom Zachary (11-0). Zachary allows 4 hits. In the nitecap Willis Hudlin is even stingier giving up 3 singles as Cleveland wins 10-0. It is Hudlin's 14th win over New York in the past three seasons.
Aug 4, 1929 - The Yankees take the opening game of 2 from the visiting Cleveland Indians winning 12-0. Tom Zachary wins his 7th straight. In the 2nd game after trailing 6-5 with 2 out in the top of the 9th Cleveland scores an AL record-tying 9 runs to win 14-6.
May 7, 1929 - Yankee southpaw Tom Zachary wins a 6-5 game in relief at St. Louis the first of his 12 wins without a loss for the year a ML record. No pitcher will have a better season without losing a game. His batterymate rookie Bill Dickey helps out with his first major league homer off General Crowder.
Oct 7, 1928 - Veteran Tom Zachary (3-3 with New York) gets a start against the Cards' Jesse Haines (20-8). Two infield hits followed by a triple give the Cards 2 runs. Lou Gehrig leads off the 2nd with a booming HR and in the 4th the sharp-fielding Taylor Douthit misplays a single before a 2-run HR by Gehrig. Three runs in the 8th give New York a 6-3 lead that stands up when Zachary goes all the way for a 7-3 win. Ruth and Gehrig have 2 hits each and Gehrig another 3 RBI.
Aug 23, 1928 - The rained-out Yankees pick up Tom Zachary on waivers from Washington for $7500. Zachary will fill the starter's role of Herb Pennock currently down with an attack of neuritis. To make room for the lefty New York releases veteran spitballer Stanley Coveleski.
Sep 30, 1927 - With the score tied at 2-2 in the 8th Mark Koenig triples and moments later Ruth launches his historic No. 60 off Washington's Tom Zachary for a 4-2 win. The ball is caught by 40-year-old Joe Forner of Manhattan. Ruth who had singled in his first two at bats walked and scored three runs is greeted with a handkerchief salute by the fans as he makes his way to his right field position. In the 9th Walter Johnson makes his final appearance as a player pinch-hitting for Zachary and flying out to Ruth. Ruth hit 17 HRs in September the highest month's HR output till Rudy York's 18 in August 1937. The Babe is the first player to hit 30 40 50 and now 60 homers.
Jul 7, 1927 - The Senators trade righthander General Crowder to the Browns to bring back southpaw Tom Zachary. In a disastrous trade Griffith had swapped Zachary to the Browns in February 1926 after the lefty was just 12-15 for the Senators in 1925. Washington got Joe Bush and Jack Tobin both of whom were gone by July while Zachary won 14 for Browns in 1926.
Jun 15, 1927 - At New York St. Louis lefty Tom Zachary lasts just an inning in losing to New York 8-1. Zachary serves up Ruth's 22nd homer with Combs on and Gehrig follows with his 15th. Waite Hoyt allows a solo homer to Schulte in winning.
Aug 10, 1926 - In relief of Lefty Grove Joe Pate picks up the win for the A's in a 4-3 decision over the White Sox. It is Pate's 9th straight win as he finished with a ML record 9-0 in 1926. Tom Zachary 12-0 in 1929 Howie Krist 10-0 in 1941 and Ken Holtzman 9-0 in 1968 will peer Pate's perfect percentage.
Jun 17, 1926 - The Browns Ken Williams hits a grand slam in the 2nd inning and St. Louis holds on to beat Washington 9-7. Wally Schang adds a triple and homer as Tom Zachary goes the distance for the win.
Feb 1, 1926 - The Browns trade P Joe Bush and outfielder Jack Tobin to Washington for P Tom Zachary and Win Ballou both of whom will be gone by July. Zachary will be back with the Senators next year in time to serve up Ruth's 60th HR.
Sep 19, 1925 - In the 2nd game of a twinbill the White Sox take a 15-0 lead against Washington after 5 innings but Chicago P Ted Lyons will have to pitch to 18 different batters as Senators manager Bucky Harris juggles his lineup and sends in pinch hitters. With a no-hitter going Lyons continues to bear down. Finally with 2 out in the 9th Washington's Bobby Veach gets a base hit to break the no-hitter. The final is 17-0 for Lyons with Tom Zachary taking the loss. Washington outfielder Sam Rice's streak of 9 hits in a row is stopped but he will end the season with 182 singles an AL record until 1980. Washington takes the opener 3-2 behind Dutch Ruether.
Oct 5, 1924 - A 2-run HR in the first by Goose Goslin and a solo blast by manager Bucky Harris in the 5th give Tom Zachary (15-9) a 3-0 lead. The Giants tie it in the 9th but a double by Roger Peckinpaugh scores Joe Judge with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.
Jul 9, 1920 - Cleveland scores 4 in the 7th and 4 more in the 8th to win again 8-4 over Washington. Tris Speaker collects another 3 singles and leaves in the 7th after injuring his leg. Jim Bagby in relief wins over Tom Zachary.
Jul 5, 1920 - At Washington a record crowd of 18821 is on hand with the expectation of seeing a Johnson-Ruth matchup in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. With Johnson out with a sore arm rookie Al Schacht volunteers to start. Schacht wins 9-3 striking out Ruth with the bases loaded and Washington takes 2 from New York winning the morning game 4-2 behind Tom Zachary.
Jun 2, 1920 - New York stretches its win streak to 10 games by beating the Senators 8-1 behind Jack Quinn. Ruth hits a two home runs in the opener of the doubleheader connecting off Tom Zachary and Carlson. Babe bangs another his 14th in the nitecap off Snyder but the Senators win 7-6. Milan homers in the 1st game while Meusel Shanks Ruel and Roth all homer in game 2. The New York Times notes that "Ruth is the only player in the game who has the handle of his bat wound with tape. It gives him a better grip."
May 26, 1920 - The Senators knock the Indians out of first place winning 13-9. Tom Zachary is the winner with Walter Johnson pitching four innings of relief. Joe Judge has 5 singles in five at bats for the Nats his 2nd 5-for-5 day this month.