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From BR Bullpen
Zachary Charles Monroe
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 198 lb.
- School Bradley University
- Debut June 27, 1958
- Final Game May 3, 1959
- Born July 8, 1931 in Peoria, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Zach Monroe was a right-hander who made a steady climb through the minor leagues in the New York Yankees organization after signing as an amateur free agent before the 1952 season. He started his pro ball career with the Quincy Gems of the Three-I League in 1952, going 7-6 with a 5.04 ERA in just 16 appearances.
Monroe would miss the next two seasons (1953 and 1954), being inducted into the United States Military Service during the Korean War. Back from the service, he would spend both 1955 and 1956 with the Binghamton Triplets of the Eastern League going 12-11 in 1955. He revved up his motor to a 16-7 record with a 2.67 ERA in 1956.
Zach would win 16 times again in 1957 with the Denver Bears, and after going 10-2 with the same club in 1958, he got the call to Yankee Stadium. He made his debut on June 27, 1958 and would go 4-2 in 21 games with a 3.26 ERA for the world champions, including one relief appearance against against the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series. Zach was in three more games for the Yankees in 1959, which would conclude his major league time with a 4-2 record with a 3.38 ERA in 24 appearances.
Monroe would finish out the 1959 season with the Richmond Virginians of the International League at 10-11 with a 2.51 ERA, pitching 172 innings. Zach spent the next three seasons (1960-1962) with Richmond again and finish up his career with the Havana Sugar Kings, Jersey City Jerseys and the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1962, his last stop. He ended his nine-year minor league run with a 99-77 record and a 3.74 ERA in 256 games.