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Charles Louis Zimmer

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.

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Chief Zimmer was a catcher from 1884 to 1903. He broke into professional ball in 1884, and came to the majors also that year. He was called one of baseball's "iron men" because he caught more games in 1890-1892 than catchers normally did.

He was a decent hitter, especially for a catcher, and his skills allowed him to stick around in the majors even when he was the oldest player there.

An article in Baseball Digest in 2001 looked at major league career leaders by letters of the alphabet. Zimmer was one of the leaders in most categories, along with other long-time ballplayers whose names started with Z: Heinie Zimmerman, Richie Zisk, Todd Zeile, and Gus Zernial.

He managed the 1903 Philadelphia Phillies. Zimmer was an umpire in the National League in 1904 (and possibly 1905).


Preceded by
Bill Shettsline
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
1903
Succeeded by
Hugh Duffy

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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1903 Philadelphia Phillies National League 49-86 7th Philadelphia Phillies

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