Don Baylor, first manager of the Colorado Rockies, dies at 68

Took team to first postseason in 1995

AUSTIN, Texas - ESPN is reporting that Don Baylor died Monday, after battling cancer. He was 68-years-old.

Baylor was the manager of the Rockies for their inaugural season in 1993. He went on to take the team to their first post season appearance in 1995. He was the Rockies manager for six seasons. 

Baylor played for the Orioles, Athletics, Angels, Yankees, Red Sox and Twins over a 19-year baseball career, and was the American League MVP in 1979.

In a statement, his wife says,"Don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life."

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