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 John A. “Jack” Zeller

John A. “Jack” Zeller

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Death 17 Feb 1969 (aged 85)
Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 11398 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Executive. Born John A. Zeller in Texas, he was a very influential pioneer of the Minor League Professional Baseball system and helped establish clubs with Major League Baseball. In the early 1900's, he served as manager and owner of the Minor League Connecticut Springfield Ponies and later owned the Pittsfield in the Eastern Association. He joined the American League Detroit Tigers as a scout in 1925 and served as a scout and supervisor in the Tigers organization until 1938, when he was appointed General Manager of the Detroit Tigers. As General Manager, he believed that the farm system needed to be overhauled and is credited with developing the Tigers' Minor League organization. In 1945, he left office as General Manager of the Detroit Tigers and joined the Boston Braves as chief scout in 1947. He died of a heart condition at the age of 85.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John A. “Jack” Zeller (11 Sep 1883–17 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11398, citing Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .