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Former Sox Don Baylor Dead At 68

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Former Boston Red Sox player and 1979 American League Most Valuable Player Don Baylor has died at the age of 68, losing his battle with cancer.

Baylor played parts of two seasons with the Red Sox from 1986 and 1987 and logged 47 home runs and 151 runs batted in during 268 games played for Boston.  Over his 19 year career, Baylor had 338 total home runs, 1,276 RBIs, a .260 batting average, and is fourth all-time in hit by pitches with 267.

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He was the manager of both the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs, and most recently served as the LA Angels hitting coach from 2013-15.  Baylor was the first manager in Rockies’ franchise history and served from 1993-98 and took the team to one playoff appearance during his tenure.

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Baylor was diagnosed with cancer 14 years ago, and battled the illness until his death on Monday morning.  He won the silver slugger three times in addition to the 1979 MVP award, and helped the Minnesota Twins to a World Series championship in 1987 following another World Series appearance with the Red Sox the year prior.

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