Zim: A Baseball Life by Don Zimmer
Zimmer's baseball life has been a full one, and half a century of his stories makes for a bountiful book. - Allen St. John, New York Times Book Review. On every page, he is there to be appreciated for his journey as a player, manager, and coach for more than half a century as well as for his wisdom, his humor, and just being himself. - Dave Anderson, New York Times. Zimmer closes his book by saying, 'For a lifetime .235 hitter, I've had a hell of a life,' and on that score he is unassailable. One could add that for a lifetime .235 hitter, he's written a heck of a memoir. - Michael Prager, Boston Globe.For more than half a century, Don Zimmer has lived a baseball life, crossing paths with some of the game's most memorable people and events. In Zim, he takes you everywhere he's been over his remarkable baseball journey, from his near-fatal beaning to his adventures with Dem Bums in the 1950s to the championship years in the Bronx as Joe Torre's bench coach. Told with refreshing humility and disarming honesty, Zim offers a panoramic history of both the sport and the man, told with a feel for the game that is uniquely Zimmer's.