TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Baseball legend Don Zimmer died on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.
He was 83.
A former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball, Zimmer celebrated this year his 66th season in baseball.
Beau Zimmer, Don Zimmer’s grandson and a reporter at WTSP, confirmed the news on Wednesday night.
“Today I lost my ‘Pops’ the greatest grandfather anyone could ever ask for. Don Zimmer lived an amazing baseball life,” Beau Zimmer tweeted.
Zimmer played from 1954-1966. After retiring, he joined the Padres as a manger in 1972.
Zimmer then managed the Red Sox, Rangers and Cubs.
Zimmer was best known for his time as a bench coach Red Sox and Yankees
More recently, Zimmer worked for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior advisor.