Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer dies at 83

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By Paul Sullivan

Former Cubs manager Don Zimmer died Wednesday at the age of 83, his son, Tom, told the Tampa Bay Times.

Zimmer, nicknamed “Popeye” for his big cheeks, spent 65 years in baseball.

But few of them were as wild as his three-plus year stint managing the Chicago Cubs, who he led to a division title in 1989 with an unpredictable style that he never been replicated.

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Cubs manager Don Zimmer on March 3, 1988. (Ed Wagner, Jr. / Chicago Tribune)