Former MLB All-Star who became a prominent designated hitter in the American League, winning the AL MVP Award in 1979.
He turned down a football scholarship at the University of Texas, which would have made him the first African American ever to play football for the Longhorns.
He was hit by 267 pitches during his career, placing him 4th in MLB history.
He had a son, Don Jr., with his wife Becky.
He was once traded for Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson.