Ex Cub Zimmer Passes Away

Last Updated on June 5th, 2014

Written by Paul Bomleny

Former Major League player, manager and coach Don “Popeye” Zimmer is dead.  Zimmer’s son, Tom, told the “Tampa Bay Times” the 83-year-old “went peacefully” in a Florida hospital.  Zimmer underwent heart surgery on April 16th, and he had been hospitalized ever since.  He had been involved in professional baseball since 1949.  “Zim” played with the Cubs in 1960 and 61.  He was 265-and-258 as the Cubs’ manager from 1988-91.