Don Zimmer dead at 83

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.



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