The Obit For Norm Zauchin

Illness Takes Zauchin
From Associated Press, January 31st, 1999
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Former major leaguer Norm Zauchin, best known for driving in 10 runs while playing just five innings during a game in 1955, is dead.

 Zauchin, a first baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators, died Sunday, Jan. 31 after a long illness. He was 69.

  During six seasons in the major leagues, he hit .233 with 50 homers and 159 RBIs in 346 games.

  His best season was 1955, when he hit .239 with 27 homers and 93 RBIs for Boston and finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. He played in 130 games and led AL first basemen in fielding percentage at .995.

  On May 27, 1955, he had 10 RBIs with three homers and a double in the first five innings of a 16-0 victory over Washington.

  After the 1957 season, he moved on to the Senators and spent two seasons in Washington.

  Zauchin began his professional career in 1950 with the Birmingham Barons, where he set a Rickwood Field record with 35 home runs. His record stood until 1987, when Rondal Rollins hit 39 in the final year the Barons played at Rickwood.

  Zauchin is survived by his wife, Janet; a son; two daughters; and six grandchildren. Burial is scheduled for Wednesday.