John G. Zinn

John G. Zinn, from Verona, New Jersey, is the chairman of the board of the New Jersey Historical Society. He is a two-time winner of SABR’s Ron Gabriel Award in 2019 for his book Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark and in 2014 for Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn’s Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960, co-authored with Paul Zinn. He was also honored in 2020 with the SABR Russell Gabay Award, which honors entities or persons who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to baseball in New Jersey.


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SABR Games Project stories written by John G. Zinn

  • August 11, 1921: Giants win a ‘humdinger’ over Brooklyn with two late comebacks and 13th-inning rally
  • July 26, 1921: Brooklyn’s Burleigh Grimes wins an ‘Old Time Pitchers’ Duel’ against Cubs’ Alexander
  • April 13, 1921: Ivy Olson’s 9th-inning single wins it for Brooklyn over Braves on Opening Day
  • September 6, 1915: To the victor goes the revenge: Brooklyn bests Newark in nightcap
  • September 6, 1915: Laboring (and Traveling) on Labor Day
  • May 7, 1894: A duel of aces as Giants’ Rusie bests Boston’s Nichols
  • May 19, 1893: The home run that wasn’t
  • June 21, 1890: No hits — but no win for Silver King
  • May 1, 1883: Philadelphia Athletics shut out Alleghenys on Opening Day
  • April 22, 1876: A new age begins with inaugural National League game
  • October 30, 1875: Dominant Red Stockings close out National Association season with 71st win
  • October 7, 1874: One week after a rout, Atlantics rally to tie Red Stockings
  • July 4, 1873: Elizabeth Resolutes spoil Boston Red Stockings’ parade in first professional doubleheader
  • July 4, 1873: Boston Red Stockings bounce back with 32-3 blowout of Elizabeth Resolutes
  • Summer 1858: The Brooklyn-New York baseball rivalry begins

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