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Zen of Zim

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
For more than a half-century-from rookie to honored baseball legend-Don Zimmer has lived his dream. He's played for the best managers the game has ever known. He's toured every major city in America. And he's shared the field with such greats as Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Don Drysdale, and Sandy Koufax. Scoring six World Championship rings, Zimmer has overcome more th ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by St. Martin's Press (first published July 1st 2004)
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Joe
Mar 11, 2016 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading something a little lighter after reading two fiction books on the apocalypse. Always like Zim and am getting ready for the season to begin. Fun read kind of dragged in his recalling how difficult it was working for George Steinbrenner (we all kind of know that). Best part was the chapter was Zim's wife recalling how tough and yet exciting it is being a wife of a baseball man, before the time of constant air travel
There will never be another Zim may he rest in peace.

Ice
May 12, 2010 Ice rated it liked it
Teaming up again with Madden, Zimmer (Zim: A Life in Baseball), formerly of the Yankees, now with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, recalls more than half a century of glories and challenges and gives his spin on the changes in baseball—good and bad—observed over a lifetime in the game. Ironically, one of his biggest complaints is batters displaying their indignation over close pitches. Zimmer condones the inside pitch as a strategic necessity, which might seem inconsistent for someone who almost died o ...more
Tim
Not a lot of new information but an enjoyable read from one of the best baseball minds. Unfortunately Zim passed away this year and the baseball world lost a good one.
Lee
Apr 25, 2015 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
lots of info on the game and how it was and is.
John Kues
I liked this book almost as much as his first one. A true baseball icon. It is amazing what a history he has in baseball. His life was baseball.
Beth
Nov 12, 2009 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports
Zimmer sums up my feeling on the whole book when he writes, "I'm not exactly sure what qualifies a lifetime .235 hitter to speak with any kind of authority about the overall state of baseball..."
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