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On this day: June 4

POSTED: 10:33 PM Jun 02 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jun 04 2015

The Montgolfier brothers debut their hot-air balloon, Henry Ford rolls out his first automobile, the first Pulitzer Prizes are handed out, Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the U.S.A.," and the Tiananmen Square protests come to a violent end, all on this day.

OTD June 4 - Don Zimmer
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2014: Don Zimmer, who enjoyed a 66-year career in the game that began as a player with the Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at age 83 in Dunedin, Florida. Zimmer, who in later years had worked as a senior adviser to the Tampa Bay Rays, had undergone heart surgery in mid-April 2014, more than five years after he suffered a stroke. Besides the Dodgers, Zimmer also played for the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Senators. He won two World Series rings with the Dodgers as a player, one in 1955 in Brooklyn and one in 1959 in Los Angeles, but was better known for his time as a coach and manager. His greatest fame came when he served as manager for two of baseball's iconic franchises, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. He was in charge in Boston in 1978 when the Red Sox blew a 14-game division lead to the New York Yankees and lost a one-game playoff. However, Zimmer guided the Cubs to the postseason in 1989. In 14 seasons as a manager, including stints with the San Diego Padres and the Texas Rangers, Zimmer compiled an 885-858 (.508) record.

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