RIP Don Baylor

Don Baylor with the Rockies

This is getting awful. For the second time in one day I have an RIP post.

Don Baylor was a big (for his time) outfielder who played for a lot of teams, starting with Baltimore in the early 1970s. In 1986 he went to the World Series with the Red Sox. In 1987 he was there with the winning Twins. In 1988 he was there for a third straight season with a third straight team; this time the A’s. That was, at the time, unique (I don’t know if it’s still a record). Later he managed the Rockies to their first post season play.

RIP, Don Baylor.

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5 Responses to “RIP Don Baylor”

  1. Miller Says:

    Daulton may not have been the best catcher ever, but I do think he’s in the top-50, and that’s pretty amazing.

    Speaking of amazing, a guy who remember for his big power bat once stole 52 bases in a season.

    RIP gentlemen.

  2. Jackie, The Baseball Bloggess Says:

    A friend of mine — a Twins fan — sent me the following this morning: “Don Baylor was a blessing and a boost to any clubhouse he was in.”

    Rest in peace, Mr. Daulton and Mr. Baylor.

  3. William Miller Says:

    So sad losing these two in the same day. Daulton was an underrated catcher. I agree with the other Miller that he was top 50 all-time. And Baylor was class act and a fine player.

  4. wkkortas Says:

    Thinking about Baylor makes me think about the veritable factory line of top-shelf players the O’s were turning out in the late 60’s/early 70’s. And it is indeed always good to see the name “William Miller” popping up in these parts.

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