Zebulon Vance Eaton (February 2, 1920 – December 17, 1989), nicknamed "Red," was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers in 1944 and 1945. Born in Cooleemee, North Carolina, Zeb Eaton played in 6 games for the Tigers in 1944 with no decisions and a 5.74 earned run average. In 1945, he played in 17 games and had a record of 4–2 with an improved ERA of 4.05. Eaton also contributed as a hitter in 1945, with 2 home runs, 10 RBIs, and a double in 32 at bats. Eaton's last major league appearance came as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the 1945 World Series. He pinch hit for pitcher Al Benton and was struck out by Cubs pitcher Hank Borowy.