December 19, 1945 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 2, 1973 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 14, 1985 for the California Angels|
|Earned run average||3.74|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Amateur and minors
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.
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.
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.
- Zahn Resigns as Michigan Baseball Head Coach mgoblue.com
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Baseball Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Gauge
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League