Monday, January 17, 2011

Don Zimmer played for Cienfuegos and Marianao in Cuban League

Jan. 17: On this day in 1931, Don Zimmer was born in Cincinnati.

Best known as a member of the Dodgers' only World Series-winning team in Brooklyn (1955), a long-time major-league manager and bench coach for Joe Torre with the New York Yankees, Zimmer played two seasons in the Cuban League: 1950-51 with Cienfuegos and 1951-52 with the Elefantes before being traded to Marianao.

In 1951-52, Zimmer (seated on the left with a Cienfuegos teammate) batted .272 with seven home runs and 33 RBI.

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