Don Zimmer’s Widow, Who Married Him at Home Plate, Believes TSA Agents Stole Jersey

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The widow of legendary baseball player, manager, and coach Don Zimmer believes that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents stole a jersey given to her by the New York Yankees to honor her late husband.

Zimmer served as Joe Torre’s bench coach during New York’s championship runs in the 1990s and early 2000s.

“When it was missing out of the luggage when we got home, it wasn’t the monetary value, it was the sentimental,” she told WTSP. “You know, they gave me that to represent Don, and now I didn’t have it.”

Soot Zimmer says that when she returned to Florida from New York, her luggage mysteriously no longer contained the jersey. She says she regrets placing the memento in the suitcase’s front-zipper pocket.

Zimmer worked in professional baseball from the age of 18 to 83. He passed away in 2014. Soot Zimmer, who seeks the missing shirt, married Zimmer at home plate during a break between a minor league double-header in 1951.