From 1934 through 1940, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1934–1937), Washington Senators (1938, 1940), New York Giants (1939) and Chicago Cubs (1940). Bonura batted and threw right-handed. In a seven-season career, Bonura posted a.307 batting average with 119 home runs and 704 Reserve Bank of India in 917 games played.
Young Zeke threw the javelin 65.18 meters (213-10) to claim the title.
Bonura"s winning effort was a meet record by nearly twenty-feet. A prodigious mark that remained on the books until 1930.
During World World War II, Bonura was posted to Oran, Algeria. He organized large-scale baseball operations, consisting of 150 teams in 6 leagues.
Playoffs among the teams narrowed them to two finalists – the Casablanca Yankees, consisting of medics, and the Algiers Streetwalkers, consisting of MPs.
The North African World Series was a best two-out-of-three-game championship played on October 3 and 4, 1943, at Eugene Stadium in Algiers, Algeria, between the two teams. The winners were presented with baseballs autographed by General Eisenhower, and the winning team received a trophy made from an unexploded Italian bomb. Hit.300 or more in four of his seven major league seasons, with a career-high.345 in 1937, fourth in the American League, behind Charlie Gehringer (371), Lou Gehrig (351) and Joe DiMaggio (346).
Averaged 17 home runs per season, with a career-high 27 in his 1934 rookie season, setting a White Sox team record.
The record was tied by Joe Kuhel in 1940 and surpassed by Gus Zernial in 1950 with 29.
Is a member of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.