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    Brooklyn Dodgers rookie shortstop Don Zimmer poses for a photo at the Dodgers’ spring training camp March 2, 1954, in Vero Beach, Fla. Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser, and the team confirmed he had died. Associated Press file photo

Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:03 pm | Updated: 11:33 pm, Wed Jun 4, 2014.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Don Zimmer wasn’t a fixture in baseball forever. It just seemed that way.

He played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He coached Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees’ latest dynasty. And his manager once was the illustrious Casey Stengel.

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