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Don Zimmer, wisecracking sage of baseball, dies at 83
Don Zimmer, wisecracking sage of baseball, dies at 83

Don Zimmer, a wisecracking sage for some of the most iconic teams in baseball history whose association with the sport extended from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, died Wednesday in Dunedin, Fla. He was 83. The Tampa Bay Rays, for whom he was a senior advisor, announced his death. Zimmer underwent heart surgery in April and had remained hospitalized since then, on a ventilator because of fluid on his lungs, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "Don was the kind of person you could only find in the national pastime," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. Zimmer, nicknamed "Popeye" for the bulging biceps that belied his 5-foot-9 stature, teamed with baseball immortals...

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