Don Baylor passes away at 68; leader on the field, a gentleman off it

The Austin American-Statesman takes a look back at the life of former Major League Baseball star Don Baylor.

He played 19 seasons in the major leagues and was a feared power hitter who was known for crowding the plate and taking a pitch. Lots of them. He was hit a then-record 267 times, an example of his toughness and fearless style. …

Baylor played for six different American Leagues, most notably the California Angels but also the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. Following his playing career, he became manager for the expansion Colorado Rockies with a six-year stint and later managed the Chicago Cubs for three seasons.

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