Monday, August 07, 2017

RIP Don Baylor

Former Cubs manager Don Baylor passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

We had Baylor on the John Landecker show when he was the Cubs manager. Baylor was not exactly known for his great interviews, but he did light up when we talked about 60s and 70s soul music.

This is the write up from our Every Cub Ever feature at Just One Bad Century...

~Don Baylor 1949 (Cubs manager 2000-2002)
Baylor was a great player for the Orioles, A’s, Angels, Yankees, and Twins during his playing career—an all-star, MVP, and World Series champ, but never played for the Cubs.He was also previously NL manager of the year with the Rockies, but he only had one winning season (2001) in Chicago, and was fired with the Cubs mired in fifth place in 2002. He coached with several other teams after that, but never managed again.