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Rays to honor the late Don Zimmer before season opener vs. Orioles
Rays to honor the late Don Zimmer before season opener vs. Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays will honor former longtime senior adviser Don Zimmer by retiring uniform No. 66 before their April 6 season opener against the Orioles. Zimmer spent 2004 to 2014 with the Rays. It was his longest stint in his 66 years with 14 major league teams as a player, coach, manager or adviser. Zimmer was 83 when he died June 4. Three days later, the Rays and Seattle Mariners wore Zimmer's No. 23 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey in a pregame tribute at Tropicana Field. He began his career as an infielder with the Dodgers in 1954. The Rays have retired only two other numbers: Wade Boggs' No. 12 in 1999 and, with all other MLB teams, Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in 1997. Minor...

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