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TALKIN' SPORTS WITH PAT: TONIGHT AT 7:30-8 pst LIVE TO TAKE QUESTION OR JUST TALK SPORTS

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Talkin’ Sports
With Pat
First “Sorry” L that I missed last week.  Was busy and time got away from me.Now let's get to the good stuff...
1.) I was going to talk about Don Zimmer who had passed away.  He had been in baseball for 66 years.  1st signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949, he played in the majors with Dodgers 54-59, Cubs 60-61, Mets 62, Reds 62, Washington Senators 63-65. He then played in the Japan League 66, played winter ball in Latin America, in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.  He never had a metal or steel plate in his head.  After being beaned in the temple with a pitch.  He was not fully conscious for 13 days and holes were drilled in his skull to relieve the pressure.  The holes were later filled with four titanium metal cork screws shaped buttons.  He was again beaned in 1956 when a fast ball by a Cincinnati Red pitcher broke his cheek bone.  His final playing season was 65 than he started coaching in the minor leagues and in 71 he was the Montreal Expos third base co…