My NY Mets sketchbook. I create an entry after each Mets game or commentary on the crazy stuff going on around the team.
R.I.P. Don! In 12 seasons, Zimmer played 1,095 games. He compiled 773 hits, 91 home runs, 352 RBI, 45 stolen bases and a .235 batting average. He played in the World Series with the Dodgers in 1955 and 1959, and was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1961. Although he had a low career batting average, Zimmer was regarded as a fine infielder, willing to fill in at third base, shortstop, and second base. He also caught 33 games in his final season with Washington in 1965. He was a utility infielder with the 1962 NY Mets when they lost a record 120 games.Career highlights and awards:2× All-Star (1961, 1961)6× World Series champion (1955&1959-Dodgers, 1996-Rockies Coaching Staff, 1998–2000-Yankees Coaching Staff)NL Manager of the Year (1989-Chicago Cubs)Thanks Joe!