Did Don Zimmer switch to #53 for the 2001 season?

Yes, Don Zimmer will be switching from #52 to #53 for the 2001 season to commemorate his 53rd season in professional baseball, spanning playing and managerial stints in both the majors and minors.

After leaving the Brooklyn DodgersLos Angeles DodgersChicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, and the Washington Senators, and later managed the San Diego PadresBoston Red SoxTexas Rangers, Cubs, and New York Yankees.

Although Zimmer isn’t sure whether he’ll be back with the Yankees in 2002, he says that if he does come back, he won’t take #54, which he believes should be retired in honor of Goose Gossage.