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Don BaylorTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1967-1988 MLB Years: 1970-1988
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World Series Champion

PositionsDH-1285, OF-906, 1B-157Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Edwin Baylor
Height6-1 Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 28,1949PlaceAustin,Texas
Death DateAugust 7,2017 [68.040]
High SchoolAustin (Austin,TX)
CollegeBlinn College (Brenham,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 18,1970 [21.082]
OrganizationsBAL [9] CAL [6] NYA [3] BOS [2] OAK [2] MIN [1] Awards12Awards Voting9-588
TBC Player ID8603Retrosheet IDbayld001MLBAM ID110719
RelationshipsUncle of Everett Williams
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed70Power78Contact68XBH73RBIs81Runs67Hitting61Durability61Team.561Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967BluefieldAppRk-18672465085108847000000000.346.346.549.89513526246.324.203.203.3980.000.000.003.2530.7530.59
1968StocktonCalifA+-1968244529063740000000000.369.369.504.87312316244.350.135.135.3970.000.000.002.8734.8617.78
1968ElmiraEastAA-19624481113000000000.333.333.583.91614324.304.250.250.4150.000.000.004.1724.0037.50
1968Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         74268569874843000000000.366.366.511.87713719268.346.145.146.3990.000.000.002.9933.5019.39
1969MiamiFSLA+-201756132154324000000000.375.375.7681.143431256.340.393.393.5020.000.000.005.3618.6757.14
1969Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA-201094067112217101157000000000.300.300.473.77319238406.281.173.172.3450.000.000.002.7136.9131.15
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1264628414322141481000000000.310.310.509.81923550462.288.199.199.3640.000.000.003.0333.0034.97
1970RochesterILAAA-21140508127166341522107000000000.327.327.583.91029671508.296.256.256.3970.000.000.004.3323.0942.77
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23of21817440004112300100.235.300.235.5354020.267.000.118.25210.0015.001.500.000.000.00
1971RochesterILAAA-2213649210415431102095000000000.313.313.539.85226561492.284.226.226.3810.000.000.004.0724.6039.61
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25of2212000001002110000.000.600.000.600005.000.0001.000.42740.0020.000.500.000.000.00
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25of-of2310232033811331138242295092309.253.330.416.74613327363.267.163.322.3427.9913.771.723.0329.0933.33
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25of2411840564116204115132935481306311.286.357.437.79417735459.298.151.294.3587.6310.461.372.4036.8230.17
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25of25137489661332211059291243561034610.272.341.382.72318733549.288.110.233.3317.8310.201.301.8248.9024.81
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25of26145524791482162576321753641344812.282.360.489.84925652598.280.207.336.3808.8610.701.214.1820.9635.14
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak20of-1b271575958514725115685212587220111411.247.329.368.69721941685.254.121.286.3248.4710.511.242.1939.6727.89
1977California AngelsALMLBcal12of-dh28154561871412702575261262761228716.251.334.433.76724352645.248.182.317.3379.6111.781.233.8822.4436.88
1978California AngelsALMLBcal25dh291585911031512603499229567118012915.255.332.472.80427960677.235.217.333.3568.2710.491.275.0217.3839.74
1979California AngelsALMLBcal25of-dh30162628120186333361392212715111012610.296.371.530.90133372722.271.234.363.3929.837.060.724.9917.4438.71
1980California AngelsALMLBcal25of-dh31903403985122551662432110549.250.316.341.65711619380.260.091.162.2986.328.421.331.3268.0022.35
1981California AngelsALMLBcal25dh3210337752901811766334251706113.239.322.427.74916136432.232.188.300.3419.7211.811.213.9422.1840.00
1982California AngelsALMLBcal25dh331576088016024124931045769708718.263.329.424.75325849680.260.161.265.3348.3810.151.213.5325.3330.63
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya25dh34144534821623332185177405313281110.303.361.494.85526457597.301.191.285.3726.708.881.333.5225.4335.19
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya25dh351344938412929127891138682313610.262.341.489.83024157558.254.227.304.3676.8112.191.794.8418.2644.19
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya25dh3614247770110241239104529024110610.231.330.430.76020548564.233.199.300.3359.2215.961.734.0820.7443.64
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25dh3716058593139231319435621113505812.238.344.439.78325755687.241.201.304.3479.0216.161.794.5118.8739.57
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25dh3810833964818016575240472406310.239.355.404.75913724409.230.165.292.3389.7811.491.183.9121.1929.63
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin18dh38204931410060151240003.286.397.306.70315158.378.020.102.3348.6220.692.400.000.007.14
1987Totals for AL-AL         12838867959016635345592806313.245.360.392.75215225467.248.147.268.3379.6412.631.313.4324.2526.32
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak12dh3992264285870734013444120327.220.332.326.6588614313.236.106.231.30610.8614.061.292.2437.7124.14
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter229281981236213536628338127628512080510692671611591196.260.342.436.77835717329401.260.176.293.0008.5611.371.333.6024.2534.29
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter54319764216461045172373000000000.327.327.540.86710682271976.301.213.214.0000.000.000.003.6427.4435.14
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2761000231320652542202000000000.320.320.561.8815611321000.290.241.241.0000.000.000.004.2023.8141.25
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1154307513018111260000000000.302.302.479.78120641430.282.177.177.0000.000.000.002.7935.8331.54
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter85300651111171064000000000.370.370.553.92316628300.348.183.183.0000.000.000.003.3330.0025.23
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter672465085108847000000000.346.346.549.89513526246.324.203.203.0000.000.000.003.2530.7530.59
California Angels Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter824310548181314071415238946312350662513481.262.337.448.78513902883536.252.186.300.0008.829.901.123.9922.0235.42
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter511175724648276145722911841164222469181742.274.349.431.7807571471994.284.157.294.0008.2211.131.352.8630.8230.50
New York Yankees Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4201504236401865712651812130211604212330.267.345.472.8177101621719.265.205.296.0007.5612.271.624.1321.1840.40
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2689241572203114715187102158590111122.238.348.426.774394791096.237.188.300.0009.3114.421.554.2919.6635.91
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2498591132053212210252139211632114618.239.330.355.68530555998.249.116.269.0009.2211.621.262.2039.0526.83
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter204931410060151240003.286.397.306.70315158.378.020.102.0008.6220.692.400.000.007.14
Average MLB - Per 162 games16257987151262249020857761918614.260.342.436.77825252664.260.176.293.0008.5611.371.333.6024.2534.29
Average Minor - Per 162 games162590126193311521111000000000.327.327.540.86731968590.301.213.214.0000.000.000.003.6427.4435.14

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1968nullAAA--Rel19410.0015015000046.02000040000.040.39----0.780.00.800-
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter410.0015015000046.02000040000.040.39----0.780.00.800-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter410.0015015000046.02000040000.040.39----0.780.00.800-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1950.00720720000220.0100000190000.040.39----0.780.00.792-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21OF6--15---15151.0002.50------875.03.7
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22OF1--4---441.0004.00------1100.00.6
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23OF84--15224-158154.9751.83------10282.454.5
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23OF84-66915224-158154.9751.830.23-----10282.454.5
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal231B9-64542155756.9826.220.88-----1028.85.8
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal231B9--542155756.9826.22------1028.85.8
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24OF110-89420454-213209.9811.900.23-----11893.267.9
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal241B6-38245223129.9354.830.76-----1185.13.7
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24DH1---------------1180.80.6
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25OF129--21815-224219.9781.70------13794.279.6
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251B8--421-243431.0005.38------1375.84.9
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25DH1---------------1370.70.6
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26OF135--26885-281276.9822.04------14593.184.9
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26DH7---------------1454.84.4
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal261B2--18--118181.0009.00------1451.41.3
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27OF76--15213-156153.9812.01------15748.447.2
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak271B69--62944940682673.9879.75------15743.942.9
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27DH23---------------15714.614.3
1977California AngelsALMLBcal28OF77--13935-147142.9661.84------15450.047.5
1977California AngelsALMLBcal28DH61---------------15439.637.7
1977California AngelsALMLBcal281B18--14113214156154.9878.56------15411.711.1
1978California AngelsALMLBcal29DH102---------------15864.663.0
1978California AngelsALMLBcal29OF39--76-2-7876.9741.95------15824.724.1
1978California AngelsALMLBcal291B17--118946131127.9697.47------15810.810.5
1979California AngelsALMLBcal30OF97--19835-206201.9762.07------16259.959.9
1979California AngelsALMLBcal30DH65---------------16240.140.1
1979California AngelsALMLBcal301B1--5--1551.0005.00------1620.60.6
1980California AngelsALMLBcal31OF54--11944-127123.9692.28------9060.033.8
1980California AngelsALMLBcal31DH36---------------9040.022.5
1981California AngelsALMLBcal32DH97---------------10394.288.2
1981California AngelsALMLBcal321B4--323-235351.0008.75------1033.93.6
1981California AngelsALMLBcal32OF1--6---661.0006.00------1031.00.9
1982California AngelsALMLBcal33DH155---------------15798.795.7
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH136---------------14494.484.0
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya34OF5--10---10101.0002.00------1443.53.1
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya341B1--1321-1615.93815.00------1440.70.6
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH127---------------13494.878.4
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya35OF5--8-1-98.8891.60------1343.73.1
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH140---------------14298.687.0
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37DH143---------------16089.488.8
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos371B13--654177069.9865.31------1608.18.1
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37OF3--6---661.0002.00------1601.91.9
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38DH97---------------10889.859.9
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin38DH14---------------2070.08.6
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak39DH80---------------9287.049.4
MLB Totals for DH - 16 season(s)-   DH1285---------------12850.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 15 season(s)-   OF906-156317272942-17981756.9771.941.12-----9060.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B157-102119585218513011280.9848.1512.55-----1570.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21---------6-
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22---------1-
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23--18------168-
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24--6------1101
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25--8------1291
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26--2------1357
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27--69------7623
1977California AngelsALMLBcal28--18------7761
1978California AngelsALMLBcal29--17------39102
1979California AngelsALMLBcal30--1------9765
1980California AngelsALMLBcal31---------5436
1981California AngelsALMLBcal32--4------197
1982California AngelsALMLBcal33----------155
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya34--1------5136
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya35---------5127
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya36----------140
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37--13------3143
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38----------97
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin38----------14
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak39----------80

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB24411330001003500000.273.429.273.7023014.500.000.27321.4335.711.670.000.000.00
1974Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB25415040000000200000.267.267.267.5344015.308.000.0000.0013.330.000.000.000.00
1979California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB30416230012001200000.188.235.375.6106117.154.187.2505.8811.762.005.8816.0033.33
1982California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB335172511110002000000.294.368.6471.01511319.250.353.47110.530.000.005.2617.0060.00
1986Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB37726693012004500000.346.433.5771.01015430.400.231.38513.3316.671.253.3326.0044.44
1986Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB37411121001001300000.182.250.273.5233112.250.091.1828.3325.003.000.000.0050.00
1987Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB3825020001000000000.400.400.400.800205.400.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB38513350013001100000.385.429.6151.0448114.364.230.3087.147.141.007.1413.0020.00
1988Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB3926000001001200000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.16714.2928.572.000.000.000.00
1988Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB3911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 7 yrs289613264131700111600000.271.346.427.773418107.299.156.27110.2814.951.452.8032.0030.77
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs1025471014002500000.280.333.440.77311227.316.160.2407.4118.522.503.7025.0028.57

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil41Hitting Coach1627488.45714.06Tom Trebelhorn
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil42Hitting Coach1628379.5128.04Tom Trebelhorn
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln43Hitting Coach1628379.51213.03Joe Torre
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol44Manager1626795.41437.06 
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol45Manager1175364.4536.53 
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol46Manager1447767.5351.02 Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol47Manager1628379.5128.03 
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol48Manager1628379.5127.03 
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol49Manager1627785.47521.04 
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl50Hitting Coach16210359.636--1Bobby CoxLost World Series (Yankees)
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn51Manager1626597.40130.06 
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn52Manager1628874.5435.03 
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn53Manager1626795.41430.05 -
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn54Bench Coach1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Hitting Coach1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Bench Coach1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea56Hitting Coach1626993.42626.04Mike Hargrove-
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol60Hitting Coach1629270.5683.02Clint Hurdle,Jim TracyLost in NLDS (Philadelphia)
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol61Hitting Coach1628379.5129.04Jim Tracy
2011Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari62Hitting Coach1629468.580--1Kirk GibsonLost in 1st Round (Diamondbacks)
2012Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari63Hitting Coach1628181.50013.04Kirk Gibson
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari64Hitting Coach1628181.50011.02Kirk Gibson
2014Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana65Hitting Coach1629864.605--1Mike SciosciaLost in 1st Round (Angels)
2015Los Angeles AngelsALMLBMLBana66Hitting Coach1628577.5253.03Mike Scioscia
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [12]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1975American League Player of the Week (August 4-August 10)1
1979AL Player of the Month (July) ... AL Player of the Month (May) ... American League Most Valuable Player ... American League Player of the Week (July 2-July 8)4
1983AL Silver Slugger Award (DH)1
1985AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH) ... Roberto Clemente Award3
1986AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH)2
1995National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1987-12-21Released by Twins. 
1987-09-01TradeTraded by Red Sox to Twins for Enrique Rios. 
1986-03-28TradeTraded by Yankees to Red Sox for Mike Easler. 
1982-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1982-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-11-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1976-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-04-02TradeTraded by Orioles with Paul Mitchell and Mike Torrez to Athletics for Bill VanBommell, Ken Holtzman and Reggie Jackson. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll36810,000-79588++370,78060,000810,000
1986Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll37660,696-174876++386,34760,0001,470,696
1987Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll38731,123-138681++344,90660,0002,201,819
1987Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll38731,123-138581++344,90660,0002,201,819
1988Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll39495,000-223869++392,10762,5002,696,819
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red