Former Cubs GM Jim Frey on Don Zimmer: Will there be another guy like him? Probably, but there ain’t gonna be too many of ‘em

Former Cubs GM Jim Frey, who hired Don Zimmer as manager of the team, remembers his friend and colleague, including playing baseball with him growing up in Cincinnati, what it was about the 1989 playoff team that fans loved so much, why Don Zimmer would probably be most proud of his tenure with the Dodgers, regretfully how long being fired by the Cubs affected Zim, and more.


Chicago Cubs’ Ryne Sandberg is congratulated by third base coach Don Zimmer after his ninth-inning home run tied the score 9-9 against the St. Louis Cardinals June 23, 1984. (Charles Cherney / Chicago Tribune)