Rollie Zeider

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Rollie Hubert Zeider

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 162 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rollie Zeider is one of only two men (Dutch Zwilling is the other) to play for all three Chicago major league teams: the Chicago Cubs of the National League, the Chicago White Sox of the American League, and the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.

Zeider played 941 major league games, and only 50 were for a team other than one of the Chicago teams. He was an infielder, playing numerous games at all of the infield positions. He was several times among the league leaders in stolen bases.

In his last season in the majors, he appeared in the 1918 World Series with the Cubs.

Zeider was born in Auburn, IN, in far northeastern Indiana about 190 miles from Chicago. In 1905 he was a pitcher/third baseman in the Northern League, going 7-9 on the mound and hitting .284. He was with San Francisco in 1907-1909 before coming to the majors in 1910.

After his major league playing days he continued to play in the minors from 1919-1924.

He served two stints as a minor league manager: the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association in 1919; and the Paris North Stars of the East Texas League in 1924.

His obituary stated that he ran a tavern in Garrett, IN until he retired. Since the tavern was called Polly's, he was nicknamed Polly.

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1919 Toledo Mud Hens American Association 22-47 -- none replaced by Roger Bresnahan on July 15
1924 Paris North Stars East Texas League -- 8th none replaced Bill Byers

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