Draft Players from the 1950's - 1990's
ZIM: A BASEBALL LIFE
January 17, 1931 – June 4, 2014
As we all know, Don Zimmer, a baseball icon for the past six decades -- most recently as a senior advisor for the Rays, passed away - - - He was 83.
His big league career began with the Brooklyn Dodgers – won two World Series with the Dodgers - ’55 in Brooklyn and in LA in ‘59 – he was one of the original NY Mets - NL Manager of the year in 1989 with the Cubs.
A decent article here:
From Tom Verducci article (see link below)
In the 1990s, when the New York Yankees won more than anybody else but not enough for owner George Steinbrenner, after one particular loss the owner ordered every member of the coaching and training staffs and manager Joe Torre upstairs to his office at Yankee Stadium. As many as two dozen people sat and stood around the room, their heads drooped, knowing the lashing that was about to come. Steinbrenner didn't disappoint them with his fury.
"We have to do better," Steinbrenner said. "All of us. If there is anybody in this room who thinks they are doing everything they can to help the Yankees win, you can leave right now."
Don Zimmer got up out of his chair and walked out on Steinbrenner. The rest of the room managed to suppress both gasps and laughter.
Zimmer's wife, Soot, who had been waiting in the lobby and was expecting the usual lengthy Steinbrenner summit, knew it meant only one thing to see her husband get off the elevator so soon after the meeting began.
"You've been fired!"
Zimmer wasn't fired. He survived the walkout but maintained a simmering feud with the Boss, eventually citing Steinbrenner as the reason he quit as a Yankees coach after the 2003 season.
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20140605/don-zimmer-yankees-cubs-red-sox-dodgers-obituary/#ixzz350vO9awF
This theme attempts, in a very small way, to honor one of baseball’s unique individuals.
- Standard 24 team league
- CAP: $100M
- NO Waiver Wire, Clones, Trades, AAA or DH
- NO Injuries – That’ll be turned off
- Stadiums: Any stadium in use from 1954, Zim’s first big league season and 1965, his last.
- One Random Realignment prior to play (added 6/26 - forgot)
- League Number once we get 18 owners on board.
Player Draft: A mix of players and seasons during Zim’s playing, coaching and managing career.
- Don Zimmer must be on all rosters - any season you want.
Draft players from the seasons and leagues Zimmer played:
2 ….. NL/1954 – 1959
1 ….. NL/1960 – 1961
1 …. NL/1962 - 1963
1 ….. AL/1964 - 1965
Draft players from the seasons and leagues Zimmer coached:
1 ….. NL/1971 - 1972
2 ….. AL/1974 – 1976
1 ….. AL/1983
2 ….. NL/1984 – 1986
1 ….. NL/1987
1 ….. AL/1992
2 ….. NL/1993 – 1995
3 ….. AL/1996 – 2003
Draft players from the seasons and leagues Zimmer managed:
1 ….. NL/1972 – 1973
2 ….. AL/1976 – 1980
1 ….. AL/1981 – 1982
2 ….. NL/1988 – 1991
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