I knew Don Zimmer had been around a long, long time, but I hadn’t seen it put into such perspective before:
This season marks Zimmer’s 63rd consecutive year in professional baseball (major and minor leagues), and although baseball doesn’t keep track of longevity in both leagues, it’s likely that Zimmer’s streak is second only to legendary Connie Mack, a Hall of Famer who spent 64 consecutive seasons in pro ball, most of them managing the Philadelphia Athletics. Since 2004, Zimmer has been the Tampa Bay Rays’ senior baseball adviser.
Nice feature on a baseball institution by Tom Zucco. Check it out.