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first rockies manager don baylor dies of cancer at 68

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first rockies manager don baylor dies of cancer at 68

don baylor, the first manager in colorado rockies history, a man respected throughout baseball for his dignity, courage and intensity, has died of cancer at age 68."don baylor, like no other man i ever knew, had this aura about him," said walt weiss, the former rockies manager and shortstop who played for baylor in colorado. "hearing about his death today was a punch in the gut."over a productive 19-year, big-league career, baylor played for the orioles, athletics, angels, yankees, red sox and twins. he was an all-star and won the al mvp with the angels in 1979, when he led the majors in rbis (139) and runs (120)."don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he playe...