Don Zimmer: A Baseball Life

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13: Coach Don Zimmer #60 of the Tampa Bay Rays watches batting practice before play against the New York Yankees on April 13, 2009 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13: Coach Don Zimmer #60 of the Tampa Bay Rays watches batting practice before play against the New York Yankees on April 13, 2009 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 19:  Don Zimmer #66 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws out the first pitch at the begining of game seven of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 19, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.  (photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 19: Don Zimmer #66 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws out the first pitch at the begining of game seven of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 19, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (photo: Elsa/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 10:  Tampa Bay Devil Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and senior baseball advisor Don Zimmer talk before the home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on April 10, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Orioles defeated the Devil Rays 6-3.  (photo: Victor Baldizon/Getty Images)
Stu Sternberg and Don Zimmer ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 10: Tampa Bay Devil Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and senior baseball advisor Don Zimmer talk before the home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on April 10, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Orioles defeated the Devil Rays 6-3. (photo: Victor Baldizon/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays coach Don Zimmer during practice at Raymond A. Naimoli baseball complex in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 23, 2006. (photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer Tampa Bay Devil Rays coach Don Zimmer during practice at Raymond A. Naimoli baseball complex in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 23, 2006. (photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JUNE 7:  Bench coach Don Zimmer (L) of the New York Yankees talks to former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda during the interleague game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 7, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Yankees 5-2.  (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer talks to Tommy Lasorda CHICAGO - JUNE 7: Bench coach Don Zimmer (L) of the New York Yankees talks to former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda during the interleague game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 7, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Yankees 5-2. (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 8:  Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees waits in the dugout in front of a jersey honoring Darrell CHECK SPELLING Kile during batting practice for the MLB All Star Game and MLB All Star Game Home Run Derby July 8, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 8: Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees waits in the dugout in front of a jersey honoring Darrell CHECK SPELLING Kile during batting practice for the MLB All Star Game and MLB All Star Game Home Run Derby July 8, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
TAMPA, UNITED STATES:  Under cover from the rain, New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer (L) and player development coach Frank Howard discuss the mechanics of baseball 22 February 2002 during a rained out spring training at Legends Field in Tampa, Fl. This is the fourth day of spring training for the full squad.  (photo: PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Dono Zimmer and Frank Howard TAMPA, UNITED STATES: Under cover from the rain, New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer (L) and player development coach Frank Howard discuss the mechanics of baseball 22 February 2002 during a rained out spring training at Legends Field in Tampa, Fl. This is the fourth day of spring training for the full squad. (photo: PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
6 AUG 1993:  COLORADO ROCKIES THIRD BASE COACH DON ZIMMER DURING THE ROCKIES VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.  (photo:  STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT)
DON ZIMMER ROCKIES 6 AUG 1993: COLORADO ROCKIES THIRD BASE COACH DON ZIMMER DURING THE ROCKIES VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. (photo: STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT)
5 Apr 1998:  Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. (photo: Jeff Carlick/Allsport)
Don Zimmer 5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. (photo: Jeff Carlick/Allsport)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, UNITED STATES:  Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox (L) and New York Yankees manager Don Zimmer talk before the spring training game at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Stadium was canceled due to thunder storms 14 March 1999. Zimmer assumed managerial duties earlier this month after Yankees manager Joe Torre announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would leave the team to undergo treatment.  (photo: TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox (L) and New York
LAKE BUENA VISTA, UNITED STATES: Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox (L) and New York Yankees manager Don Zimmer talk before the spring training game at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Stadium was canceled due to thunder storms 14 March 1999. Zimmer assumed managerial duties earlier this month after Yankees manager Joe Torre announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would leave the team to undergo treatment. [ELECTRONIC IMAGE] AFP PHOTO/Tony Ranze (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, UNITED STATES: Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox (L) and New York Yankees manager Don Zimmer talk before the spring training game at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Stadium was canceled due to thunder storms 14 March 1999. Zimmer assumed managerial duties earlier this month after Yankees manager Joe Torre announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would leave the team to undergo treatment. (photo: TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
10 Apr 1999:  Interm Manager Don Zimmer of the  New York Yankees smiles as he looks on during the game against the Detroit Tigers at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York.The Yankees defeated the Tigers 5-0. Mandatory (photo: Al Bello/Allsport)
Don Zimmer 10 Apr 1999: Interm Manager Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees smiles as he looks on during the game against the Detroit Tigers at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York.The Yankees defeated the Tigers 5-0. Mandatory (photo: Al Bello/Allsport)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES:  New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer (R) laughs as he talks with Boston Red Sox coach Grady Little 13 October, 1999, before the start of game one American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium.  (photo: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer and Grady Little NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York Yankees coach Don Zimmer (R) laughs as he talks with Boston Red Sox coach Grady Little 13 October, 1999, before the start of game one American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. (photo: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
New York Yankee manager Joe Torre, center, and coach Don Zimmer, left, laugh at a joke by U.S. President George W. Bush, right, May 4, 2001 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The president was hosting a White House visit by the baseball World Series champion New York Yankees. (photo: Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)
George W. Bush Hosts N.Y. Yankees at White House New York Yankee manager Joe Torre, center, and coach Don Zimmer, left, laugh at a joke by U.S. President George W. Bush, right, May 4, 2001 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The president was hosting a White House visit by the baseball World Series champion New York Yankees. (photo: Mark Wilson/Newsmakers)
TOKYO - MARCH 27:  New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui (L) and Don Zimmer of Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the training session at Tokyo Dome Stadium March 27, 2004 in Tokyo. The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will play each other in the season-opening games March 30 and 31 at the Tokyo Dome. (photo: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Image)
Don Zimmer and Hidecki Matsui TOKYO - MARCH 27: New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui (L) and Don Zimmer of Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the training session at Tokyo Dome Stadium March 27, 2004 in Tokyo. The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will play each other in the season-opening games March 30 and 31 at the Tokyo Dome. (photo: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Image)
23 May 1992:  A view from the back of Boston Red Sox third base coach Don Zimmer during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Masschusetts. (photo: Rick Stewart/Allsport)
DON ZIMMER REDSOX 23 May 1992: A view from the back of Boston Red Sox third base coach Don Zimmer during a game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, Masschusetts. (photo: Rick Stewart/Allsport)
CHICAGO - JULY 1990: (L-R) Managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants look on during batting practice prior to the1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field circa July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Steve Goldstein/Getty Images)
1990 MLB All-Star Game: Batting Practice CHICAGO - JULY 1990: (L-R) Managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants look on during batting practice prior to the1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field circa July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Steve Goldstein/Getty Images)
Jun 1988:  Bob Ojeda of the New York Mets is restrained by manager Don Zimmer and teammate Ron Darling in a fight during a game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
Don Zimmer Jun 1988: Bob Ojeda of the New York Mets is restrained by manager Don Zimmer and teammate Ron Darling in a fight during a game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
1988:  Manager Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs watches his players during a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
Don Zimmer 1988: Manager Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs watches his players during a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (photo: Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
American baseball player Don Zimmer, in the uniform of the Brooklyn Dodgers, swings at the plate, mid 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Dodgers' Don Zimmer
American baseball player Don Zimmer, in the uniform of the Brooklyn Dodgers, swings at the plate, mid 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American baseball player Don Zimmer, in the uniform of the Brooklyn Dodgers, swings at the plate, mid 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JULY 1990: (L-R) Managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants look on during batting practice prior to the1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field circa July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Steve Goldstein/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer CHICAGO - JULY 1990: (L-R) Managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants look on during batting practice prior to the1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field circa July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Steve Goldstein/Getty Images)
Senior advisor Don Zimmer of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with infielder Evan Longoria during batting practice just before the start of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on June 24, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer and Evan Longoria Senior advisor Don Zimmer of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with infielder Evan Longoria during batting practice just before the start of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on June 24, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Rich Herrera and his son meet with Don Zimmer. (photo: Rich Herrera)
Don Zimmer Rich Herrera and his son meet with Don Zimmer. (photo: Rich Herrera)
File photo of Don Zimmer. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Don Zimmer File photo of Don Zimmer. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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