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Don Zimmer
Don Zimmer is a former infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball with over 60 years of professional baseball experience, having been involved in pro baseball in some capacity since 1949.

Zimmer’s playing career spanned 12 seasons with the Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Reds, and Senators, capturing two World Series titles in 1955 and 1959 with the Dodger organization. In 1961, Zimmer was selected to the National League All-Star Team as a second baseman. Following his playing career, Zimmer transitioned to coaching and was selected as the 1989 National League Manager of the Year after guiding the Cubs to the National League East Division title with a 93-69 record. As a bench coach for the New York Yankees, Zimmer collected four additional World Series rings in 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. 

Zimmer was named senior baseball advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays on January 8th, 2004 and entered the Red Sox Hall of Fame in September 2010. In his current role with Tampa Bay, Zimmer is involved in coaching all spring training and regular season home games, in addition to aiding in community affairs. He currently resides in Seminole, Florida with his wife Jean.