Thursday, June 5, 2014

AN INCREDIBLE BASEBALL LIFE: REST IN PEACE DON ZIMMER


Don Zimmer: January 17, 1931-June 4, 2014

Sad to see that one of my all-time favorite personalities, Don Zimmer, passed away yesterday at the age of 83.

His life truly was a "baseball life", and if you're not familiar with his journey through Major League ball please do yourself a favor and read one of his books, or even some articles about him online.
The man did it all and really was one of those guys that everyone in the game loved.
From coming up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in their minor league system 1949 to his work with the Tampa Bay Rays as Senior Advisor, the man put in SIXTY SIX YEARS in professional ball.
66-years. Just incredible.
He frequently liked to tell people that he never received a paycheck in his life other than one from professional baseball. How awesome is that?
Rest in Peace "Zim", baseball will never be the same without you.

Zimmer's 1955 rookie card   



As manager of the Boston Red Sox, 1978

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