Don ZimmerZimmer remains a proud baseball lifer who managed the Red Sox during a tumultuous era (1976-80), he often clashed with free-spirited players such as Bill Lee, Ferguson Jenkins, and Bernie Carbo. The talent-rich Red Sox never could win a division title in the loaded AL East, most notoriously losing a 14.5-game lead over the Yankees during the '78 season, eventually losing a one-game playoff. As a coach with the New York Yankees in 2003, Zimmer was involved in the ALCS Game 3 bench-clearing brawl at Fenway that was highlighted by Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez tossing the then 72 year old baseball icon to the ground after Zimmer took a run at him. Zimmer was sent to the hospital, was released, and apologized for his role in the incident the next day. While Zimmer was often a target of fans and talk radio during his time in Boston, he said during his Red Sox Hall of Fame induction in 2010 that Sox management never failed to treat him fairly.