Discussion

How Zimmer lost his job to Wills

Originally Published: May 20, 2008
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Don Zimmer tells a great number of colorful stories, including a variety about how he lost various jobs over the years. In my new book, Zimmer tells about losing his job to rookie Ron Santo. Zimmer figured he would slide over to second base, but instead, he went to the bench while Jerry Kendall -- only "two or three years younger than I was, and I was outhitting by nearly 100 points" -- remained in the lineup.

Actually, Kendall was nearly four and a half years younger than Zimmer. As for ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

MORE MLB HEADLINES