Elmer Henry Zacher (Silver)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 30, 1910
- Final Game August 25, 1910
- Born September 17, 1883 in Buffalo, NY USA
- Died December 20, 1944 in Buffalo, NY USA
The 1910 St. Louis Cardinals used Elmer Zacher as their fourth outfielder. He was in the minors starting in 1905 with Concord, Worcester, New Haven, and Newark. After his major league season he was in the minors with Chattanooga, Oakland, Salt Lake, Newark, Elmira, and Rochester through 1916.
He was famous for catching a ball dropped from an airplane in 1912.
Source: Sporting News obituary, found at thedeadballera.com.
". . . Elmer Zacher, now a Cardinal, was quite a factor with his bat in the unexpected series of Giant defeats at the hands of Bresnahan's team." - Sporting Life, May 28, 1910