Geoff Zahn

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Geoff Zahn
Pitcher
Born: (1945-12-19) December 19, 1945 (age 68)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 1973 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 14, 1985 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 111-109
Earned run average 3.74
Strikeouts 705
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Led AL in shutouts with 5 (1984)
  • 2nd in the AL in wins with 18 (1982)

Geoffery Clayton Zahn (born December 19, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball from 1973 to 1985. In his career, he had a Win–loss record of 111-109, an earned run average of 3.74, and 705 strikeouts.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur and minors[edit]

Zahn played for Toledo DeVilbiss High School and the University of Michigan. He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth round of the January 1968 Major League Baseball Draft. After signing with the Dodgers, he played in the minor leagues for six years before making his major league debut on September 2, 1973.

Major leagues[edit]

During his major league career, Zahn pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs of the National League and the Minnesota Twins and California Angels of the American League. Geoff won 10 or more games for 6 consecutive seasons (1977–82) with the Twins and Angels, totaling 81 wins over that span.

Zahn's best season came in 1982 when he compiled an 18-8 record, helping the Angels win the American League Western Division crown. Zahn was selected as the left-handed pitcher on The Sporting News AL All-Star Team after the 1982 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Zahn was the head of Michigan baseball from 1996 to 2001. He compiled a record 163-169-2 over six seasons, leading the Wolverines to a championship in the 1999 Big Ten Tournament. During the 1995 season, Zahn had served as an assistant coach at Pepperdine.[1]

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