It was a very sad day in the world of Baseball as former American League MVP, Don Baylor, passed away to cancer at the age of 68.
Baylor would begin his career in Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles but it was after he signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels where his star rose. In 1979, Baylor would go to his first and only All Star Game and won the MVP. Baylor would blast 36 Home Runs that year and would lead the AL in Runs Scored and Runs Batted In.
The playing career of Don Baylor would see the slugger accumulate 338 Home Runs with 2,135 Hits and also saw him win a World Series late in his career as a Minnesota Twin in 1987.
For many, Don Baylor is more well known for his run as a MLB Manager. In that capacity he would win the National League Manager of the Year when he helmed the Colorado Rockies to a 77 and 67 season in the franchise’s third year of existence.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Don Baylor at this time.