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Baylor with the Colorado Rockies in 2010
|Designated hitter / Left fielder|
June 28, 1949|
|Died: August 7, 2017
|September 18, 1970, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|October 1, 1988, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||1,276|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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Baylor with the New York Yankees
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