Tuesday, this transaction burst onto the Twitterverse:
— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) September 1, 2015
The VORG instantly recognized that “Zych” would set a new record for the last player, alphabetically, to appear in the Majors. Because we track those things …
Here is the progression of the “alphabetically last” record-setters leading up to Zych:
Yes, Zwilling held the record for the last 105 years!
Congrats to Tony Zych on making it to The Show, and to the VORG!
Post-script … this was part of the recap of the Mariners/Athletics game of September 4th:
SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Zych made his Major League debut in the fourth and the September callup became the last player in the all-time alphabetical list of players in MLB history, replacing Dutch Zwilling, an outfielder who played in Chicago from 1910-16. The Mariners also had the first player in the alphabetical listing at one time, reliever David Aardsma.