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George Zettlein
Born: July 18, 1844(1844-07-18)
Brooklyn, New York
Died: May 23, 1905 (aged 60)
Patchogue, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 8, 1871 for the Chicago White Stockings
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1876 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     129-112
Earned run average     2.78
Complete games     228
Career highlights and awards

George Zettlein (born July 18, 1844 in Brooklyn, New York – May 23, 1905), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1871–1876. Zettlein played for the Chicago White Stockings, Troy Haymakers, Brooklyn Eckfords, Philadelphia White Stockings, and Athletic of Philadelphia. In May 1871 he gave up the National Association's first home run[1] and gave up the league's first grand slam in September of the same year[1].

See also


  1. ^ a b Charlton, James. "The Chronology - 1871". Retrieved 2007-10-29.  


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