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Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Don Zimmer turns 83 years old today.

‘Zim’ enjoyed a 12-season major league baseball career. And in those 12 years he played for 6 teams, all of them legendary – Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Senators. And while nobody would count Zimmer as one of the game’s greats with his career .235 batting average, he was a key contributor for these teams – even making the All-star team as a member of the 1961 Cubs!!

Zimmer is better known as a baseball manager. And while most people’s memories go straight to some of his highly publicized happenings while coaching the Yankees, my memories of ‘Zim’ are firmly planted in the home team’s dugout at Wrigley Field!! Zimmer was managing the team the year(1989) that my family moved to Chicago from Florida. Never having a ‘home’ team before, I was quickly swept up into ‘Cubbie-Fever’. And now, more than 25 years later I still have vivid memories of ‘Zim’ and his division winning team having one heck of an enjoyable season.

‘Zim’ was smiles every step of the way!! Happy Birthday Coach Zimmer!!!

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Don Zimmer turns 82 years old today.

‘Zim’ enjoyed a 12-season major league baseball career. And in those 12 years he played for 6 teams, all of them legendary – Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Senators. And while nobody would count Zimmer as one of the game’s greats with his career .235 batting average, he was a key contributor for these teams – even making the All-star team as a member of the 1961 Cubs!!

Zimmer is better known as a baseball manager. And while most people’s memories go straight to some of his highly publicized happenings while coaching the Yankees, my memories of ‘Zim’ are firmly planted in the home team’s dugout at Wrigley Field!! Zimmer was managing the team the year(1989) that my family moved to Chicago from Florida. Never having a ‘home’ team before, I was quickly swept up into ‘Cubbie-Fever’. And now, more than 20 years later I still have vivid memories of ‘Zim’ and his division winning team having one heck of an enjoyable season.

‘Zim’ was smiles every step of the way!! Happy Birthday Coach Zimmer!!!

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Don Zimmer turns 81 years old today.

‘Zim’ enjoyed a 12-season major league baseball career.  And in those 12 years he played for 6 teams, all of them legendary – Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs,  New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Senators.  And while nobody would count Zimmer  as one of the game’s greats with his career .235 batting average, he was a key contributor for these teams – even making the All-star team as a member of the 1961 Cubs!!

Zimmer is better known as a baseball manager.  And while most people’s memories go straight to some of his highly publicized happenings while coaching the Yankees, my memories of ‘Zim’ are firmly planted in the home team’s dugout at Wrigley Field!!  Zimmer was managing the team the year(1989) that my family moved to Chicago from Florida.  Never having a ‘home’ team before, I was quickly swept up into ‘Cubbie-Fever’.  And now, more than 20 years later I still have vivid memories of ‘Zim’ and his division winning team having one heck of an enjoyable season.

‘Zim’ was smiles every step of the way!!  Happy Birthday Coach Zimmer!!!

 

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Don Zimmer turns 80 years old today.

‘Zim’ enjoyed a 12-season major league baseball career.  And in those 12 years he played for 6 teams, all of them legendary – Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs,  New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Senators.  And while nobody would count Zimmer  as one of the game’s greats with his career .235 batting average, he was a key contributor for these teams – even making the All-star team as a member of the 1961 Cubs!!

Zimmer is better known as a baseball manager.  And while most people’s memories go straight to some of his highly publicized happenings while coaching the Yankees, my memories of ‘Zim’ are firmly planted in the home team’s dugout at Wrigley Field!!  Zimmer was managing the team the year(1989) that my family moved to Chicago from Florida.  Never having a ‘home’ team before, I was quickly swept up into ‘Cubbie-Fever’.  And now, more than 20 years later I still have vivid memories of ‘Zim’ and his division winning team having one heck of an enjoyable season.

‘Zim’ was smiles every step of the way!!  Happy Birthday Coach Zimmer!!!

 

Happy Birthday Don Zimmer!!!

Don Zimmer turns 79 years old today.

‘Zim’ enjoyed a 12-season major league baseball career.  And in those 12 years he played for 6 teams, all of them legendary – Brooklyn Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs,  New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and the Washington Senators.  And while nobody would count Zimmer  as one of the game’s greats with his career .235 batting average, he was a key contributor for these teams – even making the All-star team as a member of the 1961 Cubs!!

Zimmer is better known as a baseball manager.  And while most people’s memories go straight to some of his highly publicized happenings while coaching the Yankees, my memories of ‘Zim’ are firmly planted in the home team’s dugout at Wrigley Field!!  Zimmer was managing the team the year(1989) that my family moved to Chicago from Florida.  Never having a ‘home’ team before, I was quickly swept up into ‘Cubbie-Fever’.  And now, more than 20 years later I still have vivid memories of ‘Zim’ and his division winning team having one heck of an enjoyable season.

‘Zim’ was smiles every step of the way!!  Happy Birthday Coach Zimmer!!!

 

TTM Success: Don Zimmer!!!

Former Chicago Cubs manager, Don Zimmer, returned all 4 cards I sent to him in just 7 days!!  And all 4 were signed too…

This was the third time I tried to get Zimmer’s autograph in the last 16 months.   The first attempt is still somewhere in the mail stream somewhere.  The second try is sitting in someone’s office in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, and now this 3rd attempt is home safe with me.  And I am thrilled!!!

Zimmer was the manager of the Cubs when I moved to Chicago back in ’89.  That team went on to win the pennant that year and it was fun to watch Zim celebrate his team’s success.  I have very fond memories of that squad, and they are one of my favorite rosters of all-time.

Thank you Coach Zimmer.  You have made this Cubs fan very proud!!!