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Zimmer central to many memories

From '75 and '78 to Pedro in '03, Red Sox moments a big part of his baseball life

Updated: June 5, 2014, 1:55 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

CLEVELAND -- This was the only way Don Zimmer was going to leave the game. He actually quit once, almost 19 years ago to the day Wednesday, leaving in the fifth inning because he didn't want anyone fussing over his retirement as a coach of the Colorado Rockies. He was 64 at the time, and when he left that June day in 1995, he took two fungoes with him. "He said he needed them to hit infield,'' manager Don Baylor said.

Six months later, days after cashing his first Social Security check, ...

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