Zip Zabel

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Zip Zabel
George "Zip" Zabel, Chicago NL (crop) (LOC ggbain.16754).jpg
Relief pitcher
Born: (1891-02-18)February 18, 1891
Wetmore, Kansas
Died: May 31, 1970(1970-05-31) (aged 79)
Beloit, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 5, 1913 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1915 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win–loss record 12-14
Strikeouts 110
Earned run average 2.71
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Holds the major league record for relief innings in a single game, 18⅓ innings

George Washington (Zip) Zabel (February 18, 1891, Wetmore, Kansas—May 31, 1970, Beloit, Wisconsin) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of three seasons in Major League Baseball in 1913-15 for the Chicago Cubs.

Zabel attended Baker University, in Baldwin City, Kansas.[1]

On June 17, 1915, Zabel set the record for most innings pitched in relief in one game. He came into the game in relief for Bert Humphries with two out in the first inning, and pitched the final 18⅓ innings to earn the win over the Brooklyn Robins (now the Brooklyn Dodgers) and opposing pitcher Jeff Pfeffer, who pitched the complete game.[2]

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