Thursday, June 5, 2014

Former Cubs manager...

...Don Zimmer died at age 83. His obit in the Times described him as:

...the stubby, Popeye-muscled baseball lifer with the unforgettable jowls whose passion for the game endured through more than 60 years as a player, manager, coach and adviser...

You may think Zim's greatest moment in baseball was the "fight" he got into with Pedro Martinez in 2003 (above).

But I'd have to go with (my emphasis):

On Aug. 16, 1951, while playing for the Dodgers’ farm team at Elmira, N.Y., he married his high school sweetheart, the former Carol Jean Bauerle (known since childhood as Soot), at home plate under a canopy of crossed bats held by his teammates.

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