Remembering Don Zimmer – Born: January 17, 1931

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Please take a moment to remember baseball lifer Don Zimmer who would’ve turned 89 today.

“Popeye” spent 66 seasons in professional baseball as a player, coach, manager and adviser. Best known for his managerial stints with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs and for his tenure as the New York Yankees bench coach, Zimmer also spent a season as the Montreal Expos third base coach under manager Gene Mauch in 1971.

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Zimmer served as a senior adviser for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2004 until his passing on June 4, 2014 in Dunedin, Fla.

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Kevin Glew is a professional writer based in London, Ontario. His work has been featured on CBC Sports, Sportsnet.ca, MLB.com and Sympatico.ca. He has also written articles for Baseball Digest, Baseball America, The Hockey News, Sports Market Report and the Canadian Baseball Network. He has been involved with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for more than 16 years, including a two-year stint as the museum's acting curator.

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