Don Baylor wasn’t with the California Angels long but he made his mark

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 28 April 2011 at 2:47 pm

Giant righty swinging OF/DH Don Baylor really made a good impression in his six years with the Angels. In 1979, Baylor was a beast as he made the All-Star team while winning the American League MVP Award. Baylor playe din 162 games in 1979 for the Angels and he was 186 of 628 (.296 avg, .901 OPS) with 120 runs scored, 36 homers, 139 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. Baylor led the majors in both runs scored and RBIs in 1979. He also showed stunning discipline for a power hitter as he walked 71 times in 1979 while only whiffing 51 times. Baylor only played six years for the Angels but he played in 824 games in which he was 813 of 3,105 (.262 avg, .785 OPS) with 481 runs scored, 141 homers, 523 RBIs and 89 stolen bases. Baylor is #8 for the Angels all-time in homers with 141 and he’s also #10 in RBIs with 523.

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