Former Manager Don Zimmer Passes Away At 83

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday. He was 83.

“Like everyone in Major League Baseball, I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Don Zimmer, one of our game’s most universally beloved figures,” MLB commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.  “A memorable contributor to Baseball for more than 60 years, Don was the kind of person you could only find in the National Pastime.”

Zimmer managed the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. In 13 seasons, he compiled a record of 885-858.

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