Zach Monroe

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Zachary Charles Monroe

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Biographical Information[edit]

Zach Monroe was a right-hander who made a steady climb through the minor leagues in the New York Yankees organization after signing as an amateur free agent before the 1952 season. He started his pro ball career with the Quincy Gems of the Three-I League in 1952, going 7-6 with a 5.04 ERA in just 16 appearances.

Monroe missed the next two seasons (1953 and 1954), being inducted into the United States military during the Korean War. Back from the service, he spent both 1955 and 1956 with the Binghamton Triplets of the Eastern League going 12-11 in 1955. He revved up his motor to 16-7 with a 2.67 ERA in 1956.

Zach won 16 times again in 1957 with the Denver Bears, and after going 10-2 with the same club in 1958, he got the call to Yankee Stadium. He made his debut on June 27th and went 4-2 in 21 games with a 3.26 ERA for the world champions, including one relief appearance against against the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series. Zach was in three more games for the Yankees in 1959, which concluded his major league time with a 4-2 record with a 3.38 ERA in 24 appearances.

Monroe finished out the 1959 season with the Richmond Virginians of the International League at 10-11 with a 2.51 ERA, pitching 172 innings. Zach spent the next three seasons (1960-1962) with Richmond again and finished up his career with the Havana Sugar Kings, Jersey City Jerseys and the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1962, his last stop. He ended his nine-year minor league run with a 99-77 record and a 3.74 ERA in 256 games.

After baseball, Zach became a sales manager for a hydraulic manufacturing company in his native Peoria, IL and as of last notice he was making his home in Bartonville, IL.

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Baseball Players of the 1950s

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