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DON ZIMMER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays to retire Zimmer's No. 66 before April 6 opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays will honor former longtime senior advisor Don Zimmer by retiring uniform No. 66 before their April 6 season opener against Baltimore. Zimmer spent 11 years with the Rays, from 2004-14. It was his longest stint in his 66 years with 14 major league teams as a player, coach, manager or advisor. Zimmer was 83 when he died on June 4, 2014...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Honor Don Zimmer

For the first time since Harry Truman was in the White House, Don Zimmer isn’t spending Spring Training in uniform. The longtime player, coach, manager and, arguably, one of the more recognizable faces of the New York Yankees franchise during their historic run in the late-90s died last June after spending 66 years in baseball. Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays honored their former...
Via Hall of Very Good
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Cardinals Add Their Own Don Zimmer?

With all the recent criticism of the managing approach of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, as well as his hitting coach, John Mabry, in the area of the club’s ongoing offensive struggles, it seems odd that Matheny’s apparent right-hand man, Mike Aldrete, has remained above scrutiny. Perhaps it is because the bench coach is rarely seen on television other than to be...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
October 18, 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

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 with...
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 Garbage Time
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer's death brings outpouring of gratitude, remembrance

Don Zimmer impacted many lives over one of the longest-lasting careers in baseball -- a total of 66 years as a manager, player, executive and coach. It was a memorable life, for sure, and Zimmer was truly one of a kind. He played for the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series, played for the original New York Mets, nearly managed the Boston Red Sox to a championship in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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. Zimmer,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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