The testimonies are coming in fast and heavy for Zimmer, who was proud of the fact that he never drew a paycheck outside of baseball for 66 years. Zimmer passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83.
Here‘s The New York Times‘ obituary by Richard Goldstein.
Unfortunately, Zimmer may well be remembered by more contemporary fans as the old man who was knocked to the ground by Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a braw lwith the NY Yankees in 2003.
Here’s Brad Mangin‘s portrait of Zimmer as a member of the Chicago Cubs
And one with legendary baseball writer Jerome Holtzman by the Chicago Tribune’s Charles Cherney