#123: Todd “The Worst 79 Games of My Career” Zeile

Todd Zeile wore a lot of uniforms in his career (11, to be exact), and he was a halfway decent utilityman for the better part of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. But not as a Cub. In his 79 games as a Cub, Zeile put up the worst numbers of his career. Go ahead and check out the link. I’ll wait here.

LaRussa showed me this position.
Zeile started his career before the days of color photography. They had colored markers, though.

As if that wasn’t enough reason to hate Zeile, how about I throw in the fact that he came up as, and spent his longest time with, the St. Louis Cardinals? Hate him now? Yeah. I thought so.

Low Point: His 45.00 ERA in 2004 with the Mets. Ha ha ha! You suck at pitching, Todd!

Did You Know? Zeile is now an “actor,” appearing in the 2005 film Dirty Deeds with the flying guy from Heroes. No, not the one with the perfect teeth. The one who acts like Keanu Reeves.

Done dirt cheap.
A bum. Just how I remember you.

More Actually Interesting Zeile Facts from Wikipedia Which Didn’t Happen When He Was a Cub:

  • Zeile is the only player in Major League history to have hit a home run for 10 or more teams.
  • Zeile is one of only 41 players to hit a home run in his final at-bat, which also happened to be the last home run hit off a Montreal Expo, as they became the Washington Nationals the following season.
  • Zeile is married to the first American gymnast to earn a perfect 10.0 at the Olympics.
  • Zeile is a descendant of John Adams, the second President of the United States.
  • That’s actually some interesting stuff. I’d have a beer with you, Todd, if you weren’t my 123rd least favorite Cub of my time.

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