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Don ZimmerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1954-1965 MLB Years: 1954-1965
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

Positions3B-375, 2B-294, SS-288, C-35, OF-8Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald William Zimmer
Height5-7Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 17,1931PlaceCincinnati,Ohio
Death DateJune 4,2014 [83.138]
High SchoolWestern Hills (Cincinnati,OH)
MLB DebutJuly 2,1954 [23.166]
OrganizationsBRO [4] LAN [3] WS2 [3] CHN [2] CIN [1] NYN [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-118
TBC Player ID20081Retrosheet IDzimmd101MLBAM ID124768
RelationshipsFather of Tommy Zimmer
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Player Notes:   Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2010 ... The Tampa Bay Rays retired his #66 on April 6, 2015
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed76Power61Contact34XBH59RBIs52Runs52Hitting52Durability58Team.488Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro23ss232433360100203810001.182.270.242.5128137.240.060.212.2498.1121.622.670.000.0016.67
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro232b24882803867101155053196624457.239.289.443.73212426309.256.204.279.3176.1521.363.474.8518.6738.81
1956Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro23ss251720461002010710001.300.333.350.6837121.462.050.000.3130.0033.330.000.000.0016.67
1957Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro233b-ss268426923599161913166303158.219.262.327.5898816289.264.108.160.2585.5421.803.942.0844.8327.12
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23ss271274555211915217601422892192117.262.305.415.72018934495.293.153.242.3195.6618.593.293.4326.7628.57
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23ss289724921417142831375614178.165.274.249.5236212292.195.084.241.23912.6719.181.511.3762.2529.27
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn172b-3b29132368379516763586275605249.258.307.389.69614329402.289.131.209.3086.7213.932.071.4961.3330.53
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn172b30128477571202541340512570271116.252.291.403.69419242512.271.151.212.3064.8813.672.802.5436.6935.00
1962New York MetsNLMLBnyn173b3114523410010131000001.077.127.096.2235155.095.019.058.1115.4518.183.330.000.0025.00
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin143b3163192164811221612143010015.250.304.359.6636915207.288.109.177.2986.7614.492.140.9796.0031.25
1962Totals for NL-NL         77244195212221713174010016.213.267.303.5707416262.248.090.152.2596.4915.272.350.76122.0030.77
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan233b3222234510120031000001.217.308.391.6999226.333.174.304.31611.5438.463.333.8523.0040.00
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws2343b328329837741211344321857220210.248.296.426.72212726320.268.178.242.3205.6317.813.174.0622.9235.14
1963Totals for MLB-MLB         10532141791311446322167220211.246.297.424.72113628346.271.178.246.3196.0719.363.194.0522.9335.44
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws2233b331213413884162123813279402008.246.302.411.71314030370.306.165.238.3177.3025.413.483.2428.4235.71
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws223c-3b349522620456021720265921317.199.284.252.536578258.256.053.177.25010.0822.872.270.78113.0017.78
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter10953283353773130229135245252466781337142799.235.290.372.66212202433593.270.137.217.0006.8518.872.762.5336.0831.44
Washington Senators II Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2998659520334327996571210453325.235.295.375.67032464948.279.140.223.0007.4922.152.962.8532.0431.53
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2608459421541111975137521262123525.254.298.396.69433571914.279.142.211.0005.6913.792.422.0844.4733.02
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter246727771652332290173681582133826.227.294.358.65226048813.260.131.243.0008.3619.432.322.7133.0529.09
Brooklyn Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter21360268138203217187381444751017.229.277.377.65422744656.265.148.213.0005.7921.953.793.2028.6731.88
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63192164811221612143010015.250.304.359.6636915207.288.109.177.0006.7614.492.140.9796.0031.25
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14523410010131000001.077.127.096.2235155.095.019.058.0005.4518.183.330.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624865211419313527436100252415.235.290.372.66218036532.270.137.217.0006.8518.872.762.5336.0831.44

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro23SS13--1432364946.9393.54------2454.28.4
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro242B62--154166854328320.9765.16------8870.540.5
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro24SS21--2833496561.9382.90------8823.913.7
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro243B8--28--10101.0001.25------889.15.2
1956Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro25SS8--89131817.9442.13------1747.15.2
1956Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro253B3--21-1331.0001.00------1717.61.9
1956Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro252B1---1--111.0001.00------175.90.6
1957Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro263B39--446853117112.9572.87------8446.425.3
1957Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro26SS37--55102817165157.9524.24------8444.024.0
1957Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro262B5--1516243331.9396.20------846.03.2
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27SS114--26537223100660637.9655.59------12789.874.0
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan273B12--1220313532.9142.67------1279.47.8
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27OF1---------------1270.80.6
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan272B1--43-1771.0007.00------1270.80.6
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28SS88--1152261043351341.9723.88------9790.756.4
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan283B5--513--18181.0003.60------975.23.2
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan282B1---1--111.0001.00------971.00.6
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn292B75--170215825393385.9805.13------13256.848.7
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn293B45--3851859789.9181.98------13234.129.2
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29SS5--38-111111.0002.20------1323.83.2
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29OF2---------------1321.51.3
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn302B116--2823231799622605.9735.22------12890.675.3
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn303B5--29311411.7862.20------1283.93.2
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF1---------------1280.80.6
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin313B43--456666117111.9492.58------6368.326.5
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin312B17--2026354946.9392.71------6327.010.5
1962New York MetsNLMLBnyn313B14--1237235149.9613.50------14100.08.8
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31SS1---------------631.60.6
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws2323B78--881731817279261.9353.35------8394.048.1
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan323B10--3111-1514.9331.40------2245.56.2
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws2322B2--24-1661.0003.00------832.41.2
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32SS1---11-21.5001.00------224.50.6
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan322B1---2--221.0002.00------224.50.6
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws2333B87--68143106221211.9552.43------12171.953.7
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws233OF4--3---331.0000.75------1213.32.5
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws233C2---------------1211.71.2
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws2332B1--11--221.0002.00------1210.80.6
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws234C33--1501861174168.9665.09-----59534.720.4
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws2343B26--1949637468.9192.62------9527.416.0
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws2342B12--1214-326261.0002.17------9512.67.4
MLB Totals for 3B - 11 season(s)-   3B375--34064962461051989.9412.64------3750.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 11 season(s)-   2B294--6607723819214701432.9744.87------2940.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 9 season(s)-   SS288--4887835017913211271.9624.41------2880.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C35--1501861174168.9664.80-----5350.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF8--3---331.0000.38------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1954Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro23----13------
1955Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro24---62218-----
1956Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro25---183-----
1957Brooklyn DodgersNLMLBbro26---53739-----
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27---111412---1-
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28---1885-----
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29---75545---2-
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30---116-5---1-
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31---17143-----
1962New York MetsNLMLBnyn31-----14-----
1963Washington Senators IIALMLBws232---2-78-----
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32---1110-----
1964Washington Senators IIALMLBws233-2-1-87---4-
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws234-33-12-26-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955Brooklyn DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2449020002002500000.222.364.222.5862011.500.000.22218.1845.452.500.000.000.00
1959Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2811000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs510020002002500000.200.333.200.5332012.400.000.20016.6741.672.500.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1971Montreal ExposNLMLBMLBmon40Third Base Coach1617190.44125.55Gene Mauch
1972San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn41Third Base Coach1535895.37936.56Preston Gomez,Don Zimmer
1972San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn41Manager1535895.37936.56 
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn42Third Base Coach16260102.37039.06Don Zimmer
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn42Manager16260102.37039.06 
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos43Third Base Coach1628478.5197.03Darrell Johnson
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos44Third Base Coach1609565.594--1Darrell JohnsonLost World Series (Reds)
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos45Manager1628379.51215.53 
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos45Third Base Coach1628379.51215.53Darrell Johnson,Don Zimmer
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos46Manager1619764.6022.53 
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos47Manager1639964.6071.02 
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos48Manager1609169.56911.53 
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos49Manager1608377.51919.05 
1981Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex50Manager1055748.5435.02 
1982Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex51Manager1626498.39529.06 
1983New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya52Third Base Coach1629171.5627.03Billy Martin
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn53First Base Coach1619665.596--1Jim FreyLost NLCS (Padres)
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn54First Base Coach1617784.47823.54Jim Frey
1986New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya55Third Base Coach1629072.5565.52Lou Piniella
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55First Base Coach1607090.43837.05Jim Frey,Gene Michael,John Vukovich
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn56Third Base Coach1629072.556--1Roger CraigLost NLCS (Cardinals)
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn57Manager1627785.47524.04 
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn58Manager1629369.574--1 Lost NLCS (Giants)
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn59Manager1627785.47518.04 
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn60Manager1607783.48120.04 
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos61Bench Coach1627389.45123.07Butch Hobson
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos61Third Base Coach1627389.45123.07Butch Hobson
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol62Bench Coach1626795.41437.06Don Baylor
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol63Third Base Coach1175364.4536.53Don Baylor
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol64Bench Coach1447767.5351.02Don BaylorLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1996New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya65Bench Coach1629270.568--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Braves)
1997New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya66Bench Coach1629666.5932.02Joe TorreLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1998New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya67Bench Coach16211448.704--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Padres)
1999New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya68Bench Coach1629864.605--3Joe TorreWon World Series (Braves)
2000New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya69Bench Coach1618774.540--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Mets)
2001New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya70Bench Coach1609565.594--1Joe TorreLost World Series (Diamondbacks)
2002New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya71Bench Coach16110358.640--1Joe TorreLost in 1st Round (Angels)
2003New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya72Bench Coach16210161.623--1Joe TorreLost World Series (Marlins)
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba73Assistant Coach1617091.43530.54Lou Piniella-
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba74Assistant Coach1626795.41428.05Lou Piniella-
2006Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba75Assistant Coach16261101.37736.05Joe Maddon
2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba78Assistant Coach1628478.51919.03Joe Maddon
2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba79Assistant Coach1629666.593--1Joe MaddonLost in 1st Round (Rangers)
2011Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba80Assistant Coach1629171.5626.02Joe MaddonLost in 1st Round (Rangers)
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba81Assistant Coach1629072.5565.03Joe Maddon
2013Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba82Assistant Coach1639271.5645.52Joe MaddonLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba83Senior Baseball Advisor1627785.47519.04Joe Maddon
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1989National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1965-11-19Released by Senators. 
1963-06-24Purchased by Senators from Dodgers. 
1963-01-24TradeTraded by Reds to Dodgers for Scott Breeden. 
1962-05-07TradeTraded by Mets to Reds for Cliff Cook and Bob Miller. 
1961-10-10Selected by Mets from Cubs in expansion draft. 
1960-04-08TradeTraded by Dodgers to Cubs for Lee Handley, Johnny Goryl, Ron Perranoski and Cash. 
1949-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.