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6/5/2014 12:04 A.M. ET

Statement from Hal Steinbrenner, Yankees managing general partner/co-chairperson, on the passing of Don Zimmer

"Don spent a lifetime doing what he loved. He was an original-a passionate, old-school, one-of-a-kind baseball man who contributed to a memorable era in Yankees history. The baseball community will certainly feel this loss. On behalf of our organization, we offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Soot, their two children and four grandchildren."

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