Former AL MVP, Don Baylor passed away this morning after a battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. He was just 68 years old.1)Former MLB MVP, manager Don Baylor dies at 68 after struggle with multiple myeloma. www.cbssports.com2)Don Baylor dies at 68. www.youtube.com
Baylor was a decorated baseball veteran. His playing career spanned 19 years (1970-1988) and managed baseball for the remaining majority of his career. As a player, he was 1x All Star, 3x Silver Slugger, and was MVP in 1979. As a manager, he was Mgr of the Year.3)Don Baylor. www.baseball-reference.com
He shares a rookie card with Dusty Baker in the always condition sensitive 1971 Topps Baseball set. When I first began researching old baseball cards back in the late 1980s, this rookie card was one of those I knew I had to have in the collection. It would be many years until I’d finally get one into the collection but it eventually did happen.
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