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Don Baylor

  • Birth 28 Jun 1949 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Death 7 Aug 2017 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 182151400

Major League Baseball Player, Manager. Born Donald Edward Baylor, he played for various Major League Baseball teams (Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota Twins) during a nineteen year career (1970-1988). He also managed both the Colorado Rockies (1993-1998) and the Chicago Cubs (2000-2002). He played baseball at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas before being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1967 Major League Baseball draft. He played for the Orioles sporadically in 1970 and 1971 before joining the club full-time in 1972. He played for them until 1976 when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics. He played for the A's for one year before signing with the California Angels as a free agent in 1977. In 1979 he led the American League with 139 RBIs and 120 runs and was both an AL All Star and American League Most Valuable Player. He also helped the Angels win their division that year. He remained with the Angels until 1983 when he signed with the New York Yankees. He played for the Yankees for two years before being traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1986. In 1987 he was traded to the Minnesota Twins and a year later, rejoined the Athletics for his final season. During his playing career, he was a three time Silver Slugger Award winner (1983, 1985, 1986) and was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award in 1985. He also played on the 1987 World Series winning Minnesota Twins team. After retiring, he served as a hitting coach for both the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals, before being named as the manager for the expansion Colorado Rockies in 1993. He managed the Rockies for six seasons before being being fired after the 1998 season. He served as a batting coach for the Atlanta Braves in 1999 before being named manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2000. He managed the Cubs for three years before being fired after the 2002 season. He would go on to serve as a coach for various teams and in 2007, served as a color analyst for Washington Nationals games. He was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame. He passed away after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bradley
  • Added: 7 Aug 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 182151400
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Don Baylor (28 Jun 1949–7 Aug 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 182151400, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .