Pete Zacharias started playing ball in Saskatoon in 1959. He played in the commercial league with the Nutana Royals, Stodola Mixers and K & K Olson teams. Pete then moved up to the senior division and joined the College Lads. He then went on to pitch for the Saskatoon Jacks in the very competitive Western Major Fastball League.
Zacharias later played for the Merchants and coached them for two years. The Merchants won the 1969 Canadian championship and that team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. He has been the recipient of many awards, including most valuable player in 1966 and 1969, and most valuable player in 1965 at a tournament in Plentywood, Montana.
Pete also played hockey for several years in the Saskatchewan Valley League. He also coached a hockey team that won the Saskatoon midget championship in 1974.