Don Zimmer, a presence in MLB who had most recently served as a baseball advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays, has died. He was 83.
Zimmer was a player—most notably for the Dodgers, before and after the move to Los Angeles—manager, and coach for various teams over a 66-year career in the MLB. He had worked for the Rays since 2004.
Beau Zimmer, a WTSP-10 reporter and grandson of Don, mentioned his grandfather's death on Twitter.
Today I lost my "Pops" the greatest grandfather anyone could ever ask for. Don Zimmer lived an amazing baseball life pic.twitter.com/7NiAdtMpl5
— Beau Zimmer (@Zimm10) June 5, 2014
Zimmer required heart surgery on April 16 but had been hospitalized since then. Rays third base coach Tom Foley wore Zimmer's jersey while Zimmer recovered.