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Encyclopedia > Todd Zeile
Todd Zeile
Third baseman/First baseman
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 18, 1989
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Final game
October 3, 2004
for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average     .265
Home runs     253
RBI     1110
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Todd Edward Zeile (born September 9, 1965 in Van Nuys, California) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 2004. After graduating from UCLA, where he played as a catcher, Zeile played for 11 Major League teams during his career – the St. Louis Cardinals (1989-1995), Chicago Cubs (1995), Philadelphia Phillies (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1996), Los Angeles Dodgers (1997-1998), Florida Marlins (1998), Texas Rangers (1998-1999), New York Mets (2000-2001, 2004), Colorado Rockies (2002), New York Yankees (2003) and Montreal Expos (2003). The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Contents

Early career

Zeile broke into the majors in 1989 as a catcher and the Cardinals' most anticipated prospect of the year. Cardinals manager Joe Torre wanted to make room for catcher Tom Pagnozzi and believed Zeile would be a more productive hitter and would have a longer career if he moved from behind the plate, so Zeile moved, with some reluctance, initially to first base and then to third base in 1990. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is currently the manager of the New York Yankees and a former Major League Baseball player in the National League for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. ... Thomas Alan Pagnozzi (born July 30, 1962 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former Major League Baseball player for the St. ... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ...


Middle career

Zeile spent most of the 1990s as a third baseman, moving to first base for the Mets in 2000, who wanted him to replace John Olerud. In 1999, Zeile was part of a historic Rangers team. Along with Gregg Zaun and Jeff Zimmerman, he was one of three players on the team whose last names began with "Z". Not since the 1916 Chicago Cubs had this occurred (Heinie Zimmerman, Dutch Zwilling, and Rollie Zeider). See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... John Garrett Olerud (nicknamed Big Rude and Johnny O (born August 5, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... Gregory Owen Gregg Zaun (born April 14, 1971 in Glendale, California) is a Major League Baseball player with the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Jeff Zimmerman (born August 9, 1972 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) was a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. ... See also: 1915 in sports, other events of 1916, 1917 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football ( Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 20th VFL Premiership (12. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Henry Zimmerman (February 9, 1887 - March 14, 1969), known as Heinie or The Great Zim, was a Major League Baseball player in the early 20th century. ... Dutch Zwilling (born Edward Harrison Zwilling on November 2, 1888 in St. ... Rollie Zeider giving a practice swing to photographers Rollie Hubert Zeider (born November 16, 1883 in Auburn, Indiana - died September 12, 1967 in Orland, Indiana) was a Major League Baseball infielder (playing over 100 games at all four infield positions in his career) for the Chicago White Sox (1910-1913...


End of a career

Zeile retired following the 2004 season. Having planned his retirement in advance (and with the Mets well out of the playoff race), Mets manager Art Howe let Zeile once again start as a catcher, his original position, on September 18, 2004. It was Zeile's first appearance there in 14 years. It was the second-longest span ever between appearances at the position. Gabby Street caught a game in 1931 after last having caught in 1912. // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... Arthur Henry Howe Jr. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Evard Gabby Street (September 30, 1882 – February 6, 1951), also nicknamed The Old Sarge, was an American catcher, manager, coach and radio play-by-play broadcaster in Major League Baseball during the first half of the 20th century. ... See also: 1930 in sports, other events of 1931, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ...


Zeile got one final start as a catcher two weeks later on October 3, 2004 in the season's final game. In the 6th inning, in his final at-bat as a Major Leaguer, Zeile hit a 3-run home run into left field off Montreal Expos pitcher Claudio Vargas. In his final play as a Major Leaguer, Ryan Church popped up to him, as a catcher, in foul territory. is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... Claudio (Almonte) Vargas (born on June 19, 1978 in Valverde Mao, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Ryan Church is an American baseball player, his normal position is that of outflielder. ...


Both games Zeile caught in his final season were started by Tom Glavine. Thomas Michael Tom Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the New York Mets. ...


Trivia

Zeile hit at least one home run for each of the 11 teams he played for over the course of his career, distinguishing him as the one player in Major League history to have hit a home run for over 10 teams. He is also one of 41 players ever to hit a home run in his final at-bat, which he did on October 3, 2004 as a New York Met. Home run in final at-bat ... October 3, 2004 Conflict in Iraq: On the third day of the assault on Samarra, which has left 125 insurgents and 70 civilians dead, U.S. and Iraqi government officials say they have secured 70 percent of the city. ...


Zeile's final home run also made him the last person ever to hit a home run off a Montreal Expos pitcher. Following that game, which was the last of the season, the Expos moved to Washington D.C. and became the Washington Nationals. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames Nats, Nacionales (Spanish) Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005–present) Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977-2004) Jarry Park...


Zeile is married to Olympic champion, Julianne McNamara, the first American gymnast to earn a perfect 10.0 at the Olympics. They have four children. Julianne McNamara was an American Artistic Gymnast who was born to Australian parents on October 11, 1965. ...


He attended William S. Hart High School in Newhall, California, where he was an outstanding student and athlete. Newhall is a small city in the Santa Clarita Valley in California, USA and is home to the William S. Hart County Park, featuring tours of this famous silent movie makers mansion. ...


Todd is a descendant of John Adams, the second President of the United States. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ...


Since retiring from Major League Baseball, Zeile has pursued another passion, starting Green Diamond Entertainment - a film production company in California.


Achievements

  • 2004 career hits (244th in history)
  • 253 home runs (tied for 168th)
  • 1110 career RBI
  • 11 straight seasons of 10 or more home runs
  • 4 post-season home runs

In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... The following is a list of players and managers who appeared at least in one game for the Montreal Expos franchise from 1969 through 2004. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Los Angeles Dodgers National League franchise (1958-present), and for the Brooklyn-based teams known as the Atlantics (1884), Grays (1885-1887), Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Grooms (1891-1895...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Florida Marlins franchise as listed on MLB.com. ...

External link

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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New York Mets runner Todd Zeile is forced out sliding home as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Chad Kreuter makes the tag in the on the throw from the shortstop on Ordonez' at bat in the 6th inning of their game, Sunday, May 20, 2001 at New York's Shea Stadium.
New York Mets Todd Zeile lifts his leg during a sliding catch in the infield to make the throw to first for the out on Toronto Blue Jays Chris Michalak's bunt in the fifth inning of their game Sunday, July 15, 2001, at New York's Shea Stadium.
New York Mets' Todd Zeile is tagged out at the plate by Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alberto Castillo in the sixth inning of their interleague game, Monday, July 16, 2001 at Shea Stadium in New York.
Todd Zeile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (602 words)
Todd Edward Zeile (born September 9, 1965 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 2004.
Zeile broke into the majors in 1989 as a catcher and the Cardinals' most anticipated prospect of the year.
Zeile hit at least one home run for each of the 11 teams he played for over the course of his career, distinguishing him as the one player in Major League history to have hit a home run for 10 or more teams.
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