Zimmer as he appeared in a Bowman trading card, 1955
Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat
Zimmer in 1959
Zimmer with the Rays in 2009
Zimmer shaving in a commercial for Gillette razors, c. 1958

He also played winter baseball with the Elefantes de Cienfuegos and the Tigres de Marianao of the Cuban League during the 1952–53 season, as well as for the 1954–55 Puerto Rican League champion Cangrejeros de Santurce en route to the 1955 Caribbean Series.

- Don Zimmer

Five players were included in the event's All-Star lineup, Don Zimmer carried the MVP and the Cangrejeros received a special trophy for winning three Caribbean championships.

- Cangrejeros de Santurce (baseball)
Zimmer as he appeared in a Bowman trading card, 1955

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Bob Thurman

Professional baseball pitcher, outfielder and pinch-hitter.

Professional baseball pitcher, outfielder and pinch-hitter.

Thurman also played winter ball in Puerto Rico for twelve seasons, eleven with the Cangrejeros de Santurce and one with the Leones de Ponce.

He hit .323 with 14 homers for the Santurce Crabbers, a team that Don Zimmer called "the best winter league baseball club ever assembled", or as baseball historian Jorge Colón Delgado called them, "The Perfect Machine."