Former Cubs manager Don Baylor dies at 68

Monday, August 07, 2017 12:33PM
Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor watches from the dougout during a 12-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday May 21, 2002 in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)AP
Former Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor died of cancer Monday at age 68, ESPN reports.

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

Baylor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma 14 years ago, his family said.

Baylor managed the Cubs from 2000 to 2002. He was fired mid-season in 2002 after compiling a record of 187-220 with the Cubs.

Baylor also played 19 seasons for the Orioles, Athletics, Angels, Yankees, Red Sox and Twins, winning the 1979 MVP while a member of the Angels. He batted .260 with 338 home runs and 1276 RBIs.
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