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Don Baylor

American baseball player and coach

Donald Edward Baylor (June 28, 1949 – August 7, 2017) was an American professional baseball player and manager. During his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), Baylor was a power hitter known for crowding the plate, and was a first baseman, left fielder, and designated hitter.

Don Baylor
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Baylor with the Colorado Rockies in 2010
Designated hitter / Left fielder
Born: (1949-06-28)June 28, 1949
Austin, Texas
Died: August 7, 2017(2017-08-07) (aged 68)
Austin, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1970, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1988, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.260
Home runs338
Runs batted in1,276
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Baylor played for six different American League (AL) teams, primarily the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels, but also played for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox. In 1979, Baylor was an All-Star and won the AL Most Valuable Player Award.

Baylor won three Silver Slugger Awards, the Roberto Clemente Award, and was a member of the 1987 World Series champions.

After his playing career, Baylor managed the expansion Colorado Rockies for six years and the Chicago Cubs for three seasons. He was named NL Manager of the Year in 1995 and inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame.

Baylor died on August 7, 2017, at the age of 68 from multiple myeloma in Austin, Texas.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bohls, Kirk (August 7, 2017). "Former MLB star, Austin native Don Baylor dies at 68". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

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