Don Zimmer’s Widow Furious After Jersey Vanishes From Luggage

CBS New York

SEMINOLE, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — The widow of a baseball icon was heartbroken Friday night over a missing jersey that she believes was stolen.

Last month, the Yankees gave Soot Zimmer a jersey in honor of her late husband, Don Zimmer, who served as bench coach for the team for several years.

But the jersey never made it back to Florida with Soot Zimmer, and she thinks a Transportation Security Administration agent stole it from her luggage.

“When it was missing out of the luggage when we got home, it wasn’t the monetary value, it was the sentimental,” she said. “You know, they gave me that to represent Don, and now I didn’t have it.”

Luckily for Soot, her husband’s original jersey is framed in her home.

Zimmer passed away last year at the age of 83.

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