Jack Zerby

Jack Zerby, a retired attorney and trusts/estates administrator, lives in Brevard, North Carolina, with his wife Diana, a professional violinist.  He writes, edits, and does fact check reviews for the Games Project and BioProject and continues to contribute games accounts and an occasional biography to SABR-published books.  Jack and SABR colleague Mel Poplock co-founded the Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills regional (Southwest Florida) chapter. Jack taught baseball history and research in a community education series at Brevard College from 2005 through 2012. His extensive book collection, cataloged at the LibraryThing website (https://www.librarything.com/profile/jzerby), focuses on baseball, college football and other sports, biographies, and American history.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Jack Zerby

  • Bill Baker
  • Cliff Melton
  • Fred Caligiuri
  • Gil Coan
  • Hanson Horsey
  • Jack Hallett
  • Jack Shepard
  • John F. Kieran
  • Johnny Broaca
  • Pete Varney
  • Phil McCullough
  • Randy Jackson
  • Sandy Vance
  • Wally Berger
  • Whit Wyatt

SABR Games Project stories written by Jack Zerby

  • July 14, 2018: La Tortuga mops up for Twins
  • June 19, 2015: Wisler earns win in debut with help of reunited Braves prospect
  • August 24, 2009: Ryan Spilborghs’ walk-off grand slam boosts Rockies’ playoffs chances
  • July 7, 2005: Jeff Francoeur’s dazzling debut
  • May 9, 1999: Mike Stanton’s “bullpen game” start leads Yankees to win
  • April 7, 1987: Braves’ Mahler continues opener shutout string with 3-hit gem
  • September 28, 1986: Strawberry delivers with 11th-inning homer to beat Bucs
  • June 8, 1985: With a hint of Sidd Finch, Mets’ Lynch falls to Cardinals in 1-0 pitchers’ duel
  • April 18, 1981: A first pitch for writer Eugenia Price
  • June 21, 1974: Randy Moffitt makes first, and only, career major-league start for Giants
  • May 22, 1970: Braves pin tough loss on rookie Sandy Vance
  • May 8, 1964: Bill Spanswick earns first major league victory
  • June 14, 1959: Carl Erskine hangs ’em up with Dodgers
  • May 25, 1958: Diarist Jim Brosnan begins Cardinals career with a bang
  • May 16, 1954: Pioneering Pirates rookie Curt Roberts collects three hits, continues steady defense
  • August 31, 1953: Senators nip Browns as Gil Coan homers off Satchel Paige
  • April 21, 1951: Mantle hits 1st career double; Gil Coan ties record with two triples in same inning
  • September 21, 1946: A 13-inning ‘deserving reward’ for Sailor Jack Hallett
  • September 30, 1945: Versatile René Monteagudo tops out at .301
  • August 10, 1944: Braves’ Red Barrett shuts out Reds with record-low 58 pitches
  • April 30, 1944: New York Giants score 26 runs; Weintraub has 11 RBIs
  • August 11, 1943: Mickey, Rube, Harry the Hat, and Volo Song
  • September 28, 1941: Teddy Ballgame finishes at .406
  • June 1, 1941: Chuck Aleno’s rookie record hitting streak ends
  • June 13, 1935: Van Lingle Mungo and the Cinderella Man
  • May 25, 1935: Ruth smashes 3 homers in final hurrah
  • June 19, 1934: Pie Traynor replaces George Gibson as Pirates manager
  • April 29, 1934: Sunday professional baseball comes to Pittsburgh
  • September 9, 1931: Al Capone turns out for Cubs-White Sox charity exhibition in Chicago
  • September 17, 1930: Big day for Braves rookie Berger with three home runs in doubleheader
  • October 4, 1925: Heilmann grabs AL batting title; Cobb ‘saves’ the day
  • September 27, 1917: All-stars turn out for Tim Murnane benefit

SABR Journal Articles written by Jack Zerby

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SABR Research Topics written by Jack Zerby 

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SABR Research Articles written by Jack Zerby 

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