Longtime Baseball Fixture Don Zimmer Dies At 83

June 5, 2014 1:44 AM
Longtime Baseball Fixture Don Zimmer Dies At 83
" ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP/CBS) — 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 starting as a minor league infielder in 1949, Zimmer went on to have one of the longest-lasting careers in baseball history "

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