Don Baylor, former Oriole, Yankee, dies at 68
Don Baylor, a former Baltimore Oriole and New York Yankees player, has died at age 68, according to reports.
Baylor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma 14 years ago, according to his family.
Baylor, the 1979 AL MVP, played for the Orioles, Athletics, Angels, Yankees, Red Sox and Twins over a 19-year career.
Overall, he batted .260 with 338 home runs and 1276 RBIs.
After his playing career, Baylor returned to the game as a manager, leading the Colorado Rockies in their inaugural season in 1993.
He was the team’s manager for six seasons and took the Rockies to the franchise’s first postseason appearance in 1995, when he also was named National League Manager of the Year.
He also managed the Chicago Cubs from 2000 to 2002, and has served in various coaching capacities in the last several years.