Don Baylor

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Birthday
28, 1949
Birthplace
Austin, TX
Death Date
Aug 7, 2017 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1949
Birthplace
Austin, TX
Death Date
Aug 7, 2017 (68)

About

Former MLB All-Star who became a prominent designated hitter in the American League, winning the AL MVP Award in 1979. 

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He was hit by 267 pitches during his career, placing him 4th in MLB history.

Family Life

He had a son, Don Jr., with his wife Becky.

Associated With

He was once traded for Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson