Wednesday, June 4, 2014

RIP - Don Zimmer

Former player, manager, and coach Don Zimmer passed away on June 4th, 2014 at the age of 83. He had been hospitalized since mid-April following heart surgery.

Zimmer played 3B and SS in the majors from 1954 to 1965, for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, and also the Cubs, Mets, Reds, and Senators. He also played in Japan in 1966.

After his playing career, he was a big-league coach, and also managed the Padres (1972-73), Red Sox ('76-'80), Rangers ('81-'82), and Cubs ('88-'91). More recently, he was a Yankees' coach during the Joe Torre regime, and for the past 10 years has been with the Tampa Bay Rays.

CBS obituary


Commishbob said...

RIP indeed. I'd like to see the Veterans Committee find a way to get Zim into the HOF. He spent 66 years giving his life to the game. Don't they have a 'contributors' category. He's as worthy of that as many others in the Hall. I think it's the least the game can do for him.

Mark Hoyle said...

Great years managing the sox