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A man who clearly loved the game of baseball. I will always remember him in the Yankees dugout with Joe Torre, usually sharing some private joke.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/sports/baseball/don-zimmer...
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I was so sorry to hear this, I loved Don Zimmer- he'll always be a Cubbie to me:

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I remember Zim best for taking on Pedro Martinez.
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I lived in Denver when he was up there. He knew how to keep his eye on the ball!

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I heard on this morning's news that Don Zimmer's rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1954) was Vin Scully's FIFTH with the organization.
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nobody reads threads anymore: baseball loses the "Gerbil"
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fightcitymayor wrote:
nobody reads threads anymore: baseball loses the "Gerbil"


Well I've never hear the Gerbil, wasn't his nickname Popeye?
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Hey baseball people were is the geeklist with all the different teams that Zimmer suited up for? How many teams are no longer in the same place?
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fightcitymayor wrote:
nobody reads threads anymore: baseball loses the "Gerbil"


That's ok. I've had people double up my RIP threads before.
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Orangemoose wrote:
I remember Zim best for taking on Pedro Martinez.


With all his history with playing and coaching, I think this will what he is most remembered for.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
nobody reads threads anymore: baseball loses the "Gerbil"


Not a title I was looking for. And neither was it a nickname used for Zimmer.

It was Don Zimmer being struck in the head by a pitch in 1953, not Ray Chapman in 1920, that prompted Major League baseball to introduce the use of batting helmets.
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