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Don Zimmer Dies at 83

Baseball legend Don Zimmer passed away Wednesday night at 83-years old in Dunedin, Fla.

Zimmer played in the majors from 1954-65 with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Reds and Senators. He then embarked on a coaching career that saw him manage four teams and become Joe Torre’s right-hand man with the Yankee dynasty teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He was still working as a senior adviser to the Tampa Bay Rays when he died. He was in a uniform as recently as spring training this year.

Former Yankees coach and former Mets manager Willie Randolph said this on Mike & Mike in the Morning Thursday: “He was a National treasure” and that he “touched so many people.”

“He was a passionate man, and he believed in the game of baseball,” Randolph added.

After the Yankees game against Oakland on Wednesday, Derek Jeter said the news of Zimmer’s passing was “tough to swallow,” and fondly recalled Zimmer’s influence on his career.

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