Don Zimmer, Who Spent Six Decades in Major Leagues, Dies at 83
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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