A legend in the sport has passed away.
Monday morning brought the sad news of Don Baylor’s passing. The former Major League Baseball All-Star died Monday morning after a long struggle with multiple myeloma.
Baylor passed away at the age of 68.
He played for six MLB teams including the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, when the team was named the California Angels. He was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame after his 19-year career in the Majors.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Baylor’s son confirmed his death.
Former major-league baseball star and Austin native Don Baylor died Monday morning after a long struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 68.
Baylor died at 4:25 Monday morning, his son confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman.
Baylor won the American League MVP in 1979 after leading the league in RBIs and runs scored. After his playing career ended in 1988, he moved on to a managerial role for two different teams, winning NL Manager of the Year once.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.