Don Zimmer
FameRank: 6

"As Player"

* Los Angeles Dodgers/Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers (–)

* Chicago Cubs (–)

* New York Mets

* Cincinnati Reds

* Los Angeles Dodgers

* Texas Rangers (baseball)/Washington Senators (–)

* Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters/Toei Flyers (Nippon Professional Baseball/NPB)

"As Manager"

* San Diego Padres (–)

* Boston Red Sox (–)

* Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers (–)

* Chicago Cubs (–)

"As Coach"

* Montreal Expos

* San Diego Padres

* Boston Red Sox (–)

* New York Yankees

* Chicago Cubs (–)

* New York Yankees

* San Francisco Giants

* Boston Red Sox

* Colorado Rockies (–)

* New York Yankees (–)

* Tampa Bay Rays/Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (–)


* 2× Major League Baseball All-Star Game/All-Star (1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game)/1961, 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)/1961²)

* 6× World Series champion (, , , –)

* Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award#National League/NL Manager of the Year (1989)


If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More Don Zimmer on Wikipedia.

We ask each other about it in the coach's room every day. What do you think is going to happen? Nobody knows anything. All I know is Lou's got a contract for next year, and all the coaches have contracts, too.

I don't think so. I have a good job. I'm getting up in years. I don't want to manage. That's out of the question. Nobody has to ask to me. That's the way it is.

He could have been an engineer and he would have been a great one, but he decided to be a catcher and he was a good one. Then he decided to be a bench coach and he was a good one. Now he is going to be a manager and he is going to be a good one.

I don't want to go anywhere but here. They've treated me well. I don't know how anybody could be treated any better. This is where I want to be, and I'm not going anyplace.

It just as easily could have gone the other way.

It's like seeing a $3,000 racehorse running against a $1-million horse. You always think the million-dollar horse is going to win, right? That's baseball.

A lot of companies are calling for availability, but we're committed to FEMA.

We had a good time.

When Yogi hit the ball down the left-field line, with Amoros' speed and being a left-handed thrower -- a right-handed thrower probably couldn't have caught the ball. I always kid around with people. I say, 'I was very important in that seventh game.' You don't win many games by being taken out of the game.