Don Zimmer spent 66 years in baseball as a player, coach & manager. Are contributions by people like this as valuable (or more so) than players with Hall of Fame careers, but nothing else?
I would have liked to see Zimmer and Johnny Pesky entered in the HOF, while they were alive, for dedicating their entire lives to baseball. A lifetime achievement award.
I'm sure their are others that in not aware of.
Really nice guy. We'll miss him here in Boston. He should be in the hall.
I'll miss Popeye!!!
I huge loss for baseball. Not only does he belong in the Hall of Fame, I have no doubt that one day he will be in there.
He was a great inspiration and great for the game of baseball. Unfortunately, My first thought of him is Pedro putting him on the ground. Baseball did lose one of the last lifers today.
I don't necessarily think they should be in the same section as players, but folks like this, who contribute so much of their life to the sport, should be recognized in the Hall of Fame.