Joe Torre Speaks About The Life Of Don Zimmer

Joe Torre spoke to the media this afternoon about his friend Don Zimmer.  He opened his statements by saying, “I hired a coach who became a family member.”


He said, “Everyone knows who Don Zimmer is and I think you’re finding that out. It doesn’t have to be a sports show. It could be your national news at 6:30 or whatever time it comes on in this city and have them make more than just a passing gesture about the fact or comment that he died. He’s an institution in this game.”

He talks about his time with Zim at the track, in the dugout, his baseball knowledge and his biggest regret.

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