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Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays say former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer has died. He was 83.

Zimmer died Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April.

Zimmer spent more than 60 years in baseball. He was a senior adviser for the Rays.

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6/4/2014 9:23:42 PM (GMT -4:00)

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