06/04/2014 09:24 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:59 EDT

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83, spent more than 6 decades in the game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays say former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer has died. He was 83.

Zimmer died Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation centre in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April.

Zimmer spent more than 60 years in baseball. He was a senior adviser for the Rays.