Yes, February 18th is Zip Zabel’s birthday. Born in 1891, he’s 123 years old today, though he did pass away in 1970.
Faithful readers will remember Zip from the post of last June 17th, which was the anniversary of the date in 1915 when Zip came out of the bullpen with two outs in the first inning, and pitched the rest of the way in a 19 inning victory over the Brooklyn Robins.
Happy birthday, Zip. Good game. And one of the great names in baseball.