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RIP Don Zimmer


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He was hit in the temple on July 7, 1953 by a pitch from Jim Kirk that left him unconscious for 13 days. When he finally awoke, he thought he was unconscious for only one day.

 

Doctors drilled four holes in Zimmer’s head to relieve the pressure from the swelling of his brain. He did not have a metal plate inserted in his head, as the legend goes. Instead, doctors inserted screws in the holes.

 

The injury left him with blurred vision. Doctors told him he was lucky to be alive and would never play again play baseball.

 

Two years later, Zimmer was the starting second baseman in Game 7 of the World Series.

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Absolutely amazing all of the teams this guy played for and coached for.  This is a loss for all of baseball.

 

 

As Player

As Manager

As Coach

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Absolutely amazing all of the teams this guy played for and coached for.  This is a loss for all of baseball.

 

 

As Player

As Manager

As Coach

 

There are a lot of sad people around baseball tonight. He touched so many lives.

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A true baseball man -- not many left and we're losing them fast........although Jim Fregosi was about ten years younger than ZIM, Fregosi was another 'one of those baseball guys'  --  as in one of those guys who's been in baseball all his life, really never earned a paycheck from anything other than baseball........got drafted young, back in the day when there were fewer college players and went right into the game, had a successful run as a player, then turned to managing and coaching.

 

ZIM had quite the run as bench coach to Joe Torre with the Yankees.......

 

a real loss for MLB because we're not replacing these kind of guys.........

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A true baseball man -- not many left and we're losing them fast........although Jim Fregosi was about ten years younger than ZIM, Fregosi was another 'one of those baseball guys'  --  as in one of those guys who's been in baseball all his life, really never earned a paycheck from anything other than baseball........got drafted young, back in the day when there were fewer college players and went right into the game, had a successful run as a player, then turned to managing and coaching.

 

ZIM had quite the run as bench coach to Joe Torre with the Yankees.......

 

a real loss for MLB because we're not replacing these kind of guys.........

Amen

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I tip my cap to Zimmy for exposing how vile and classless the Red Sox are. A humble man, being content as a bench coach for decades is a rarity, but he also put pride aside when Pedro Martinez embarssed him all for the sake of revealing the Red Sox filth to all.

 

He was the stalwart of MLB, and his dedication for the game, and relatable disgust in BOS warrants a Don Zimmer statue in Angel Stadium.

 

Don Zimmer not only continued the Yankees' tradition of Red Sox hating, but perservered through old age in handing down Red Sox hatred to the Rays organization. His legacy will live on, if David Price is any indication.

 

Angels should wear a patch honoring this great man.

 

(excuse the distasteful video title).

 

May he rest in peace.

 

In closing, F*** David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, et al. (Jason Varitek being the exception).

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As for the Pedro Martinez incident, Zimmer went Mad Dog on Martinez that was just standing around in his warm up jacket. It was a stupid move by the old man and Pedro never threw a punch. He just pushed him aside. It was classless by Zimmer to attack a player as a coach, he should have been the guy interceding not inciting. Not one of his prouder moments.

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As for the Pedro Martinez incident, Zimmer went Mad Dog on Martinez that was just standing around in his warm up jacket. It was a stupid move by the old man and Pedro never threw a punch. He just pushed him aside. It was classless by Zimmer to attack a player as a coach, he should have been the guy interceding not inciting. Not one of his prouder moments.

He did apologize after the incident. Not just an "I apologize to those I may have offended" apology, but one where he apologized for embarrassing himself, the Yankees, the Red Sox, and all of baseball.

 

Zim said he was proud to have never been paid for any job other than baseball.

 

Also, trivia side note, he was the last former Brooklyn Dodger who was still active in the game.

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As for the Pedro Martinez incident, Zimmer went Mad Dog on Martinez that was just standing around in his warm up jacket. It was a stupid move by the old man and Pedro never threw a punch. He just pushed him aside. It was classless by Zimmer to attack a player as a coach, he should have been the guy interceding not inciting. Not one of his prouder moments.

Yeah, to be fair that one wasnt so much on pedro

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