Don Zimmer broke into the big leagues in 1954 as a 23-year old shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Over the next 12 seasons, he would hit .235 with 91 home runs and 45 stolen bases. He appeared in one All-Star game (1961).
He later went on to manage for 13 years. He won one division title in 1989 with the Cubs and was the losing manager for the Red Sox when Bucky Bleepin’ Dent hit his home run for the Yankees in game 163 of the 1978 season.
This year. Zim will wear #62 as a special assistant for the Rays, marking his 62nd season in professional baseball.