Don Baylor, a formidable MLB player for many years and one of the game’s most respected managers and coaches, has died. Baylor’s widow announced his death in a statement to ESPN.

“Don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life,” Rebecca Baylor said.

Baylor’s death comes less than 24 hours after the death of former MLB all star, Darren Daulton. Daulton died on Sunday after a four year battle with brain cancer.

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Baylor, who hit over 300 home runs in the big leagues and won Manager of the Year honors in 1995, was remembered fondly by his former teammates and colleagues.

“Anyone who ever met Don Baylor — even if it was just to say hello — was better for it,” writer Tracy Ringolsby recalled. 

“Very sad to hear about the passing of my former teammate and friend Don Baylor,” Minnesota Twins great Bert Blyleven wrote.

Baylor reportedly passed away from complications of multiple myeloma, a condition he had fought for 14 years.

Baylor was 68 years old.

The sports world mourns the loss of a second baseball legend to cancer in less than a day (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Douglas Barclay is a Senior Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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