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'Don Zimmer: A Life In Baseball' premieres July 27 on Sun Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sun Sports will debut a special half-hour tribute show dedicated to the life of the late Don Zimmer on Sunday, July 27, upon conclusion of the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox game. Titled "Don Zimmer: A Life In Baseball," this show will look back at the career and lasting impact Zimmer made not only on the Rays franchise, but also Major League Baseball...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greyhound track sign given to Rays' Joe Maddon to honor Don Zimmer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Don Zimmer was a baseball man at heart, but a symbol of one of his other passions now belongs to Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. Zimmer, the baseball legend and a former Rays senior adviser who died June 4 at age 84, enjoyed spending hour after hour at Derby Lane, a popular greyhound track in St. Petersburg. Last Saturday, before the celebration of Zimmer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays give emotional tribute to Don Zimmer

Warning: this 22 minute tribute produced by the Rays prior to their game on Saturday with the Mariners will tug at your heartstrings. Several current and former Rays players spill their hearts out about the late Don Zimmer, as well as Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter. Among those in attendance include Joe Torre, Tommy Lasorda, and members of Zimmer’s family, including...
Via The Outside Corner
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moment of silence held at Yankee Stadium for Don Zimmer

Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball lost a legend when Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83 in Florida on Wednesday. Zimmer spent 66 years in the game he so loved 66 years as a player, manager, coach and adviser. Zimer even was married on a baseball field in 1951 (for those […] The post Moment of silence observed at Yankee Stadium in memory of Don Zimmer (video)...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

My favorite baseball photo: Don Zimmer and Jerome Holtzman

The passing of Don Zimmer had me instantly thinking of my favorite baseball photo. Others probably had the same thoughts. Shot by the Chicago Tribune’s Charles Cherney in Philadelphia in 1989, the picture of Zimmer, then manager of the Cubs, and Hall of Fame baseball writer, Jerome Holtzman, captures the essence of a couple baseball lifers.  … Continue Reading
Via Sherman Report
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer more than just a coach to heartbroken Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Word began to reach Tropicana Field minutes before 9 p.m., the death of baseball legend Don Zimmer leaving a pall on this Wednesday evening. A game between the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, still in progress in the middle innings, continued with its sensory overload: The crowd's murmur, the pop of a catcher's glove, the sound of a ball making contact...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays broadcaster choked up talking about Zimmer

Your browser does not support iframes. MLB lifer Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83. Zimmer has left his mark on a lot of people having spent over 60 years in the MLB. Long-time reporter of the Tampa Bay Rays Todd Kalas was tasked with reporting Zimmer’s death. He stated that he has built a special relationship with Zimmer having spent 17 years of covering the...
Via The Sideline
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Don Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, has died. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser. The team confirmed Wednesday night that he had died. Zimmer had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April. After...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer passes away at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A baseball lifer and one of the sport's most historic figures of the past six decades, Don Zimmer impact on the game touched many. He was player, a coach, and for the final 10 years of his life, a senior advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays. He became living history, a treasure trove of baseball memories that spanned from Jackie Robinson to the New York Yankees...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays honor recovering Don Zimmer, use his No. 66 jersey during series opener with Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Don Zimmer is a significant face in baseball history, and the Tampa Bay Rays found a meaningful way to let everyone know he remains in their thoughts as he recovers from heart surgery. On Friday, third-base coach Tom Foley, who usually wears No. 6, wore Zimmer's No. 66 during Tampa Bay's series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field....
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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