Baseball doesn't get much better than when you're a 10 year old boy and for me, that was the Boys of Zimmer era of the Cubs. I raced home from school to watch them on WGN, hoping I hadn't already missed more than a couple of innings. And while the number of games have varied over the years, twenty five years later, I'm still following the Cubs on WGN from Virginia.
A lot of the teams could honor him (original Met, Rockies coach in expansion season, Yankees coach during Torre years, Brooklyn Dodger, 6xtime World Series champion as a player and coach, etc) and I'm hoping the Cubs do.
At a bare minimum, how about patch? He wore #4 as a coach and manager with the Cubs. As a player, his one All-Star season came with the Cubs (wearing #17).
This is my most recent custom that I made of Zimmer, earlier this year and one of my favorites that I've ever made. This is exactly how I remember him.
Back in Spring Training of 2013, I got these ATCRCS cards signed with a little help from an SCN member. One as a manger and one as a player.
I was also able to get a Desert Shield card signed for my set.
And before I was collecting signed cards, I was getting ice cream helmets signed by significant Cubs. This one got done at ne of the Sun Times shows I believe.
I also had this poster made that I never had printed. I'ts a little late now to get autographed but I think I will finally get it printed and have it displayed.