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Former Ranger manager Don Zimmer has passed away at the age of 83

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Don Zimmer, longtime player, coach and manager who managed the Rangers in two different seasons, has passed away

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Don Zimmer, longtime player, coach and manager who managed the Rangers in two different seasons, has passed away, according to multiple media reports.  Zimmer was 83.

Zimmer spent quite a few years in the major leagues as an infielder, coming up as a third baseman in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization.  Zimmer managed the Texas Rangers in 1981 and 1982, one of four different teams he managed in his post-playing career.  Zimmer also worked as a coach up until a couple of years ago.