Barry Zito

Baseball Pitcher

Barry William Zito is an American left-handed pitcher for Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. He previously played seven seasons with the Oakland Athletics. During his time with the Athletics, he won the 2002 American League Cy Young Award and made three All-Star teams. He also didn't miss a scheduled start in his career during that time, and led the American League in starts four times.… Read More

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1978 Birth Zito was born May 13, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More


1996 18 Years Old Zito was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 59th round (1,586th overall) of the 1996 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, and in the third round (83rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 1998, but did not sign with either team.
1997 19 Years Old Zito also played in the Cape Cod Baseball League, a summer wooden bat league which showcases the nation's top amateur prospects. He led the Wareham Gatemen to the league championship in 1997, and a runner-up finish in 1998.


1999 - 2002 7 More Events
In 2003, Zito started off with a win against the Mariners. … Read More
2004 26 Years Old In 2004, Zito struggled and posted the worst numbers of his career at the time. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the departure of Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder, Zito was given his first Opening Day assignment in 2005. … Read More
In 2006, Zito went 1.1 innings and allowed seven earned runs on Opening Day (April 3) against the Yankees. … Read More


Zito began the 2008 season as the oldest starter and the veteran presence in the Giants' starting rotation. … Read More
2009 31 Years Old The 2009 season seemed to mark a rebound in Zito's pitching performance. … Read More
…  He posted double-digit wins in his first three seasons, and in 2010 he helped San Francisco win their first championship since 1954. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Early in the 2011 season Zito experienced his first trip to the disabled list after an injury to his right foot during a fielding play. … Read More
After struggling mightily during spring training in which he threw with a new crouched delivery, Zito began the 2012 season with a start against the Rockies on April 9. … Read More
On April 5, 2013, during the Giants' home opener, Zito held the Cardinals scoreless over seven shutout innings, earning the 1–0 win. … Read More
2014 36 Years Old 1 More Event
The Giants declined Zito's 2014 option, buying it out for $7 million.
After taking a year off from baseball, Zito signed a minor league contract to return to the Athletics on February 16, 2015. … Read More
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