TBT: Carl Zamloch, a.k.a. “The Great Zam”

As a boy, Carl Zamloch performed as an assistant to his father Anton, a magician known as “Anton the Great.” In his first start as a Tigers pitcher in 1913, Carl was matched against Walter Johnson and battled the future Hall of Famer to a virtual draw, though the Tigers allowed two unearned runs to lose 2-1. Carl also followed in his father’s footsteps, performing his own magic act. In 1937 he published “17 Simple But Mystifying Tricks” under the name “The Great Zam.”

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