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Full Name: Don Edward Baylor Primary Position: DH,OF,LF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/190 First Game: September 18, 1970
Birthdate: June 28, 1949 Final Game: October 1, 1988
Birthplace: Austin, Texas MLB Experience: 19 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Don Baylor (Don Edward Baylor) was born on June 28, 1949 in Austin, Texas. He made his Major League debut on September 18, 1970 for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1972, his rookie year, he hit .253 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI. Baylor played for the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins over the course of his 19 year career.

Most people believe that Don Baylor's best season was 1979, when he slugged 36 home runs, hit for a .296 average and knocked in 139 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1970 BAL A 8 17 4 4 0 4 .235 .300 .235 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
1971 BAL A 1 2 0 0 0 1 .000 .600 .000 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
1972 BAL A 102 320 33 81 11 38 .253 .330 .416 13 3 29 50 9 2 24 0 9
1973 BAL A 118 405 64 116 11 51 .286 .357 .437 20 4 35 48 13 0 32 3 11
1974 BAL A 137 489 66 133 10 59 .272 .341 .382 22 1 43 56 10 3 29 6 10
1975 BAL A 145 524 79 148 25 76 .282 .360 .489 21 6 53 64 13 4 32 8 12
1976 OAK A 157 595 85 147 15 68 .247 .329 .368 25 1 58 72 20 1 52 4 11
1977 CAL A 154 561 87 141 25 75 .251 .334 .433 27 0 62 76 12 2 26 7 16
1978 CAL A 158 591 103 151 34 99 .255 .332 .472 26 0 56 71 18 0 22 9 15
1979 CAL A 162 628 120 186 36 139 .296 .371 .530 33 3 71 51 11 0 22 6 10
1980 CAL A 90 340 39 85 5 51 .250 .316 .341 12 2 24 32 11 0 6 4 9
1981 CAL A 103 377 52 90 17 66 .239 .322 .427 18 1 42 51 7 0 3 1 13
1982 CAL A 157 608 80 160 24 93 .263 .329 .424 24 1 57 69 7 0 10 7 18
1983 NY A 144 534 82 162 21 85 .303 .361 .494 33 3 40 53 13 2 17 11 10
1984 NY A 134 493 84 129 27 89 .262 .341 .489 29 1 38 68 23 1 1 6 10
1985 NY A 142 477 70 110 23 91 .231 .330 .430 24 1 52 90 24 1 0 6 10
1986 BOS A 160 585 93 139 31 94 .238 .344 .439 23 1 62 111 35 0 3 8 12
1987 MIN A 20 49 3 14 0 6 .286 .397 .306 1 0 5 12 4 0 0 0 3
1987 BOS A 108 339 64 81 16 57 .239 .355 .404 8 0 40 47 24 0 5 3 10
1987 TOT A 128 388 67 95 16 63 .245 .360 .392 9 0 45 59 28 0 5 3 13
1988 OAK A 92 264 28 58 7 34 .220 .332 .326 7 0 34 44 12 0 0 2 7
Total 2292 8198 1236 2135 338 1276 .260 .342 .436 366 28 805 1069 267 16 285 91 196

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1970 BAL A RF 4 1 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 BAL A CF 3 2 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 BAL A OF 6 3 48 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 BAL A RF 1 1 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1971 BAL A OF 1 1 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1972 BAL A RF 45 32 304 65 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1972 BAL A 1B 9 8 64 54 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1972 BAL A LF 39 29 272.1 60 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1972 BAL A OF 84 72 669.1 152 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1972 BAL A CF 13 11 93 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1973 BAL A 1B 6 5 38 24 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1973 BAL A OF 110 96 894.1 204 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1973 BAL A RF 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1973 BAL A LF 109 96 890.1 202 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1973 BAL A DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1974 BAL A OF 129 120 1095.2 218 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1974 BAL A 1B 8 7 50 42 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 BAL A LF 114 97 921.2 184 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1974 BAL A DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1974 BAL A RF 26 23 171 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 BAL A CF 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1975 BAL A OF 135 133 1190 268 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1975 BAL A RF 6 5 42.1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1975 BAL A LF 127 124 1114.2 252 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1975 BAL A CF 4 4 33 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1975 BAL A DH 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1975 BAL A 1B 2 2 14 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1976 OAK A OF 76 72 640 152 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1976 OAK A LF 27 26 236 48 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1976 OAK A 1B 69 62 559.1 629 44 9 40 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1976 OAK A DH 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1976 OAK A RF 50 45 397 103 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1976 OAK A CF 2 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1977 CAL A CF 11 11 92 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1977 CAL A OF 77 77 642.1 139 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1977 CAL A RF 19 19 153.1 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1977 CAL A DH 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1977 CAL A 1B 18 16 142.1 141 13 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1977 CAL A LF 48 47 397 85 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1978 CAL A OF 39 39 327 76 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1978 CAL A DH 102 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1978 CAL A 1B 17 17 141 118 9 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1978 CAL A LF 39 39 327 77 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1979 CAL A LF 78 78 667.2 161 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1979 CAL A 1B 1 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1979 CAL A DH 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1979 CAL A OF 97 97 829.2 198 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1979 CAL A RF 20 19 162 40 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1980 CAL A DH 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1980 CAL A OF 54 54 465.2 119 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1980 CAL A RF 19 18 154.1 34 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1980 CAL A LF 37 36 311.1 84 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1981 CAL A 1B 4 4 33 32 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1981 CAL A OF 1 1 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1981 CAL A DH 97 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1981 CAL A LF 1 1 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1982 CAL A DH 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 NY A RF 4 3 32 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 NY A DH 136 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 NY A LF 2 1 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 NY A OF 5 4 42 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1983 NY A 1B 1 1 8 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1984 NY A DH 128 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1984 NY A LF 1 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1984 NY A RF 5 3 28 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 NY A OF 5 4 36 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1985 NY A DH 140 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1986 BOS A LF 3 3 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 BOS A 1B 13 13 101 65 4 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1986 BOS A OF 3 3 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1986 BOS A DH 143 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 MIN A DH 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 BOS A DH 97 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1987 TOT A DH 111 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1988 OAK A DH 80 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total DH 1287 1234 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 201 169 1479 344 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
Total 1B 148 135 1154.2 1141 83 20 80 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total LF 625 578 5189 1167 25 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total CF 34 29 254 64 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
Total OF 822 776 6922 1575 27 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977

Transactions

  • Selected by Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1967).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles with Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Reggie Jackson, Ken Holtzman and Bill VanBommell (April 2, 1976).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 1976).
  • Signed by California Angels (November 16, 1976).
  • Granted free agency (November 10, 1982).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (December 1, 1982).
  • Traded by New York Yankees to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Mike Easler (March 28, 1986).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox to Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named later (September 1, 1987); Boston Red Sox received Enrique Rios (December 18, 1987).
  • Released by Minnesota Twins (December 21, 1987).
  • Signed by Oakland Athletics (February 9, 1988).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1988).

Trivia

  • All-Star in 1979
  • World Series Champion in 1987


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