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Red Sox react to passing of former manager - Don Zimmer

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Zimmer managed the Boston Red Sox from 1976 until 1980. Zimmer managed the Boston Red Sox from 1976 until 1980.
BOSTON, MA (WFLA) - The Boston Red Sox say the team is mourning the death of former manager and Coach Don Zimmer, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 83.

The Red Sox reacted to the death in a statement released late Friday.

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Zimmer had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April.

He spent more than 60 years in baseball, including working as Red Sox manager for parts of five seasons from 1976 through 1980. Most recently, he was a senior adviser for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Zimmer was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2010.

Hall of Famer Jim Rice says Zimmer was the type of manager everyone loved playing for.

Rice adds that Zimmer always spoke from the heart.

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