Don Zimmer — a Cincinnati native and Western Hills High School graduate whose name was synonymous with baseball, having been involved in the pro ranks since 1949 — died on Wednesday night at the age of 83.
He played for six Major League teams, including the Reds in 1962; managed four clubs (Padres, Red Sox, Rangers and Cubs); and served as a coach for 11 MLB teams. Amazing that he never coached or managed the Reds.
"Zim" — also known as "Popeye" — was easily one of the most lovable characters in baseball history.
CLICK HERE to re-live Zimmer's role (vs. Pedro Martinez) in the Yankees-Red Sox brawl in the 2003 ALCS. Unforgettable!