Zimmer spent 12 years as an infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets and three other teams. He went on to manage four teams and work as a coach for five others. He recently had been working as a senior advsier with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Joe Torre, who as Yankees manager used Zimmer as a bench coach, is now an MLB executive vice president.
“I hired him as a coach, and he became like a family member to me,” Torre said in a statement released by MLB. “The game of baseball lost a special person tonight. He was a good man.”
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