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8/16/2014 7:20 PM (edited)

Draft Players from the 1950's - 1990's
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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: 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/lupica-donnie-baseball-zimmer-life-game-unrivaled-article-1.1817776

 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.

 Theme Notes: 

  • 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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 Interested Owners:

1.  Tucker T's
2.  fatboydad54
3.  georgedeer
4.  mensu1954
5.  redwingscup
6.  specsman
7.  midknight
8.  fabforeus
9.  llcoach
10.  shesaid
11.  gilh14
12.  rleo
13.  poppapomp
14.  slainte
15.  bizzarrd
16.  


Sitemail List:  Tucker T’s; fatboydad54; georgedeer; mensu1954; redwingscup; specsman; midknight; fabforeus; llcoach; shesaid; gilh14; rleo; poppapomp; slainte; bizzarrd

 

8/16/2014 7:22 PM (edited)
 STEP RIGHT UP  ------ GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO SEASON START . . . . .
. . . . You are Invited to Join . . . . Looking for #16 . . . .  

In 1960-1961
:  You might draft one of these:  Mickey Mantle's 54 HR season or maybe Elston Howard's .348 BA or ???

In 1987:  You get just 1 choice:  Maybe add Tony Gwynn's (another great loss) .370 BA to your lineup . . . .

In 1992:  You draft 1 AL player . . . Could be Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas or maybe Dennis Eckersley and his whopping 51 saves . . . .



You get to draft players from the '50's thru the '90's . . . . . What more can you ask for??

Joe Torre with a nice column in June 16 SI . . .



6/9/2014 11:27 AM
Nice set up, Tom. Let me be the first to sign on.
6/9/2014 4:55 PM
Mike . . . absolutely good to hear from you . . . . and . . . . Thanks . . . . 
6/9/2014 10:22 PM
I'll play

6/9/2014 11:45 PM
Hey george . . . good to have 'ya with us . . .
6/10/2014 5:33 AM
Nice idea for a tribute league, Tom!  Zim took a lot of public grief but had a great baseball mind.  I'll play, my friend!
6/10/2014 10:23 AM
Thanks Scott . . .  

I like this Zimmer quote regarding the Pedro altercation:
 "What does he have to apologize for?" Zimmer wrote. "I was the guy who charged him and threw the punch. To the people who said Pedro beat up an old man I said, 'No, an old man was dumb enough to try and beat up on Pedro.'"
6/16/2014 4:25 PM
I like the set up, will require a lot of thought.  Please count me in. Thanks.
6/16/2014 8:52 PM
Thanks and glad to have you in . . .
6/18/2014 1:32 PM
count me in
6/18/2014 1:38 PM
Thanks specs . . . . another great addition to the owners list . . . .
6/19/2014 8:01 PM
I'll join
6/19/2014 10:00 PM
A zim Sim......Im in!
6/20/2014 11:42 AM
Great to see you here midknight and fabforeus . . . . Welcome aboard . . . . 
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