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Don Zimmer

Born: 1931-01-17 - Died: 2014-06-04
Cause of Death:
Heart and kidney problems


Death Summary: Don Zimmer died at the age of 83 from heart and kidney problems.

Who was Don Zimmer : Don Zimmer is a baseball legend, having spent 66 years of his life affiliated with professional baseball. He played in the MLB from 1954 to 1965, with the Chicago Cubs, Dodgers, New York Mets, Cincinnati Red, and Washington Senators. In 1953, in a minor league game, Zimmer was hit in the head by a pitch and suffered a traumatic brain injury. This was the impetus for the MLB to adopt batting helmets. As a coach, Zimmer has stints with the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and finally the Tampa Bay Rays.
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