It’s a short piece at The New Yorker. It begins:
Don Zimmer, who died yesterday at eighty-three, was an original Met and an original sweetie pie. His sixty-six years in baseball were scripted by Disney and produced by Ken Burns. (Grainy black-and-white early footage, tinkly piano, as he marries for life at local home plate in bushy, front-porchy Elmira, New York; smiling baggy-pants young teammates raise bats to form arch.)Irresistible, right? Even if you know next to nothing about baseball.
Roger Angell, notebook man
Roger Angell, “This Old Man”