About Don Zimmer
It has been reported that the total estimate of Don Zimmer net worth is as high as 10 million dollars, as of right now. He earned his net worth because of his career in sports. Don Zimmer was born in 1931 and passed away in 2014. He was an infielder and later became a manager. Also, he worked as a coach in Major League Baseball. In 1949, Don Zimmer became a professional in baseball and stayed in this sport until he died. Overall, Don Zimmer worked in the field of baseball for 65 years. Thus, this career served as an important source of increasing the total amount of Don Zimmer net worth.
In 1949, he signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was an amateur free agent at that time. He played in Major League Baseball with this team in the period of 1954-1959 and then returned to it in 1963. In the period of 1960-1961, Don Zimmer was a player with the Chicago Cubs. In 1962, he played with two more teams, called the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Mets. In 1963, Don Zimmer signed a contract with the Washington Senators and played with the team until 1965. In 1966, he became a player with the Toei Flyers of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Thus, playing with all of these teams has increased the total size of Don Zimmer net worth by a mile.
In the period of 1949-1967, he was also playing in Minor League Baseball. Also, in the season of 1952-1953, Don Zimmer played winter baseball as a member of the Tigres de Marianao and the Elefantes de Cienfuegos of the Cuban league. In 1954, Don Zimmer signed a contract with Cangrejeros de Santurce of Puerto Rican league, with which he stayed until 1955. Don Zimmer led his team to win the Series title. Also, he was titled as the Most Valuable Player in quite a few events.
In 1953, in one game, Don Zimmer was hit on his head with a pitch, which resulted in him losing consciousness. He had to undergo surgery because his brain injury was quite severe. Don Zimmer woke up two days later in the hospital. As a result of this, Major League Baseball decided to use batting helmets for safety. The first baseball player who used such a helmet was Phil Rizzuto.
When he retired from his career as a baseball player, Don Zimmer became a coach and this involvement also added up a lot of revenues to the total sum of Don Zimmer net worth. At first, he worked as such in Minor League Baseball. In addition he coached such popular teams as the Montreal Expos, the Boston Red Sox, the Colorado Rockies, the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Also, he managed some baseball teams, including the Texas Rangers, the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox and the San Diego Padres. Thus, his career after he retired from playing baseball also increased his wealth.