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Don Baylor

Don Edward Baylor (Groove or The Sneak Thief)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 28, 1949 in Austin, Texas, United States
High School: S. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX)
School: Blinn College (Brenham, TX)

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 1967 MLB June Amateur Draft from S. F. Austin HS (Austin, TX).

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1967 18 -1.0 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 67 286 246 50 85 10 8 8 47 26 6 35 52 .346 .432 .549 .980 135 3 1 1
1968 19 -3.3 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AAA-AA BAL 89 372 314 60 108 9 4 8 47 16 7 41 86 .344 .433 .475 .908 149 10 5 2
1968 19 Orioles FLIL WRk BAL
1968 19 -2.5 Stockton CALL A BAL 68 292 244 52 90 6 3 7 40 14 6 35 65 .369 .458 .504 .962 123 7 4 2
1968 19 -4.8 Elmira EL AA BAL 6 28 24 4 8 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 4 .333 .429 .583 1.012 14 1 0 0
1968 19 -6.7 Rochester IL AAA BAL 15 52 46 4 10 2 0 0 4 1 0 3 17 .217 .294 .261 .555 12 2 1 0
1969 20 -2.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A BAL 126 540 462 84 143 22 14 14 81 22 9 55 85 .310 .394 .509 .903 235 15 0 8
1969 20 -1.5 Miami FLOR A BAL 17 68 56 13 21 5 4 3 24 3 0 7 8 .375 .441 .768 1.209 43 2 0 3
1969 20 -3.1 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA BAL 109 472 406 71 122 17 10 11 57 19 9 48 77 .300 .388 .473 .861 192 13 0 5
1970 21 -4.3 Rochester IL AAA BAL 140 611 508 127 166 34 15 22 107 26 5 76 99 .327 .429 .583 1.011 296 19 2 6
1970 21 -6.6 BAL AL MLB BAL 8 20 17 4 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 3 .235 .300 .235 .535 4 0 0 0 1 0
1971 22 -3.1 Rochester IL AAA BAL 136 591 492 104 154 31 10 20 95 25 4 79 73 .313 .422 .539 .961 265 16 1 3
1971 22 -5.7 BAL AL MLB BAL 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .000 .600 .000 .600 0 0 1 0 0 0
1972 23 -4.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 102 363 320 33 81 13 3 11 38 24 2 29 50 .253 .330 .416 .745 133 9 9 2 3 0
1973 24 -4.0 BAL AL MLB BAL 118 459 405 64 116 20 4 11 51 32 9 35 48 .286 .357 .437 .794 177 11 13 0 6 3
1974 25 -2.7 BAL AL MLB BAL 137 549 489 66 133 22 1 10 59 29 12 43 56 .272 .341 .382 .723 187 10 10 3 4 6
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 26 -1.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 145 598 524 79 148 21 6 25 76 32 17 53 64 .282 .360 .489 .849 256 12 13 4 4 8
1976 27 -0.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 157 685 595 85 147 25 1 15 68 52 12 58 72 .247 .329 .368 .697 219 11 20 1 11 4
1977 28 0.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 154 645 561 87 141 27 0 25 75 26 12 62 76 .251 .334 .433 .768 243 16 12 2 8 7
1978 29 1.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 158 677 591 103 151 26 0 34 99 22 9 56 71 .255 .332 .472 .804 279 15 18 0 12 9
1979 30 2.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 162 722 628 120 186 33 3 36 139 22 12 71 51 .296 .371 .530 .901 333 10 11 0 12 6
1980 31 3.0 CAL AL MLB CAL 90 380 340 39 85 12 2 5 51 6 6 24 32 .250 .316 .341 .657 116 9 11 0 5 4
1981 32 3.3 CAL AL MLB CAL 103 432 377 52 90 18 1 17 66 3 3 42 51 .239 .322 .427 .749 161 13 7 0 6 1
1982 33 4.2 CAL AL MLB CAL 157 680 608 80 160 24 1 24 93 10 4 57 69 .263 .329 .424 .754 258 18 7 0 8 7
1983 34 5.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 144 597 534 82 162 33 3 21 85 17 7 40 53 .303 .361 .494 .856 264 10 13 2 8 11
1984 35 6.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 134 558 493 84 129 29 1 27 89 1 1 38 68 .262 .341 .489 .830 241 10 23 1 3 6
1985 36 7.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 142 564 477 70 110 24 1 23 91 0 4 52 90 .231 .330 .430 .760 205 10 24 1 10 6
1986 37 8.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 160 687 585 93 139 23 1 31 94 3 5 62 111 .238 .344 .439 .783 257 12 35 0 5 8
1987 38 9.6 2 Teams AL MLB BOS-MIN 128 467 388 67 95 9 0 16 63 5 3 45 59 .245 .360 .392 .751 152 13 28 0 6 3
1987 38 9.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 108 409 339 64 81 8 0 16 57 5 2 40 47 .239 .355 .404 .759 137 10 24 0 6 3
1987 38 9.6 MIN AL MLB MIN 20 58 49 3 14 1 0 0 6 0 1 5 12 .286 .397 .306 .703 15 3 4 0 0 0
1988 39 10.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 92 313 264 28 58 7 0 7 34 0 1 34 44 .220 .332 .326 .658 86 7 12 0 3 2
MLB (19 seasons) MLB 2292 9401 8198 1236 2135 366 28 338 1276 285 120 805 1069 .260 .342 .436 .777 3571 196 267 16 115 91
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 558 2400 2022 425 656 106 51 72 377 115 31 286 395 .324 .420 .534 .954 1080 63 9 20
All Levels (22 Seasons) 2850 11801 10220 1661 2791 472 79 410 1653 400 151 1091 1464 4651 196 330 25 135 91
A (2 seasons) Minors 85 360 300 65 111 11 7 10 64 17 6 42 73 .370 .455 .553 1.008 166 9 4 5
AA (2 seasons) Minors 115 500 430 75 130 18 11 12 60 20 10 51 81 .302 .390 .479 .869 206 14 0 5
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 291 1254 1046 235 330 67 25 42 206 52 9 158 189 .315 .420 .548 .968 573 37 4 9
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1967 18 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL OF 67 116 106 5 5 0 .957 1.66
1968 19 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AAA-AA BAL OF 88 190 174 5 11 2 .942 2.03
1968 19 Stockton CALL A BAL OF 68 145 135 3 7 2 .952 2.03
1968 19 Elmira EL AA BAL OF 6 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.83
1968 19 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 14 34 29 1 4 0 .882 2.14
1969 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A BAL OF 125 296 271 9 16 0 .946 2.24
1969 20 Miami FLOR A BAL OF 16 35 30 2 3 0 .914 2.00
1969 20 Dallas-Fort Worth TL AA BAL OF 109 261 241 7 13 0 .950 2.28
1970 21 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 137 298 286 5 7 1 .977 2.12
1970 21 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 4
1970 21 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 3
1970 21 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 6 48.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2.81 2.50
1971 22 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 136 223 210 4 9 0 .960 1.57
1971 22 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 4.00
1971 22 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 1
1972 23 BAL AL MLB BAL 1B 9 64.0 57 54 2 1 5 .982 7.88 6.22
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1972 23 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 13
1972 23 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 35
1972 23 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 84 669.0 158 152 2 4 0 .975 2.07 1.83
1972 23 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 48
1973 24 BAL AL MLB BAL 1B 6 38.0 31 24 5 2 2 .935 6.87 4.83
1973 24 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 110
1973 24 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 110 894.0 213 204 5 4 0 .981 2.10 1.90
1974 25 BAL AL MLB BAL 1B 8 50.0 43 42 1 0 2 1.000 7.74 5.38
1974 25 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 2
1974 25 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 112
1974 25 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 129 1096.0 224 218 1 5 0 .978 1.80 1.70
1974 25 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 26
1975 26 BAL AL MLB BAL 1B 2 14.0 18 18 0 0 1 1.000 11.57 9.00
1975 26 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 5
1975 26 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 127
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 26 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 135 1190.0 281 268 8 5 0 .982 2.09 2.04
1975 26 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 6
1976 27 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 69 559.0 682 629 44 9 40 .987 10.84 9.75
1976 27 OAK AL MLB OAK CF 2
1976 27 OAK AL MLB OAK LF 27
1976 27 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 76 640.0 156 152 1 3 0 .981 2.15 2.01
1976 27 OAK AL MLB OAK RF 50
1977 28 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 18 142.0 156 141 13 2 14 .987 9.76 8.56
1977 28 CAL AL MLB CAL CF 11
1977 28 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 48
1977 28 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 77 642.0 147 139 3 5 0 .966 1.99 1.84
1977 28 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 19
1978 29 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 17 141.0 131 118 9 4 6 .969 8.11 7.47
1978 29 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 39
1978 29 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 39 327.0 78 76 0 2 0 .974 2.09 1.95
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 30 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 1 4.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 11.25 5.00
1979 30 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 78
1979 30 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 97 830.0 206 198 3 5 0 .976 2.18 2.07
1979 30 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 19
1980 31 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 37
1980 31 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 54 466.0 127 119 4 4 0 .969 2.38 2.28
1980 31 CAL AL MLB CAL RF 18
1981 32 CAL AL MLB CAL 1B 4 33.0 35 32 3 0 2 1.000 9.55 8.75
1981 32 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 1
1981 32 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00 6.00
1983 34 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 1 8.0 16 13 2 1 0 .938 16.88 15.00
1983 34 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 2
1983 34 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 5 42.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 2.00
1983 34 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 4
1984 35 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1984 35 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 5 35.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.06 1.60
1984 35 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 4
1986 37 BOS AL MLB BOS 1B 13 101.0 70 65 4 1 7 .986 6.15 5.31
1986 37 BOS AL MLB BOS LF 3
1986 37 BOS AL MLB BOS OF 3 24.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 1B 148 1154.0 1244 1141 83 20 80 .984 9.55 8.27
MLB (6 seasons) MLB CF 37
MLB (14 seasons) MLB LF 623
MLB (15 seasons) MLB OF 822 6921.0 1640 1575 27 38 0 .977 2.08 1.95
MLB (10 seasons) MLB RF 195
Minors (5 seasons) Minors OF 553 1123 1047 28 48 3 .957 1.94
All Levels (11 Seasons) 1B 148 1154.0 1244 1141 83 20 80 .984 9.55 8.27
All Levels (6 Seasons) CF 37
All Levels (14 Seasons) LF 623
All Levels (18 Seasons) OF 1375 6921.0 2763 2622 55 86 3 .969 2.08 1.95
All Levels (10 Seasons) RF 195
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1993 44 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 162 67 95 .414
1994 45 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 117 53 64 .453
1995 46 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 144 77 67 .535
1996 47 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 162 83 79 .512
1997 48 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 162 83 79 .512
1998 49 Colorado NL MLB COL 1 of 1 162 77 85 .475
2000 51 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 1 162 65 97 .401
2001 52 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 1 162 88 74 .543
2002 53 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 3 162 67 95 .414
9 Seasons 1395 660 735 .473

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1967 18 Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Rk
1968 19 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1968 19 Stockton Ports California League A
1968 19 Elmira Pioneers Eastern League AA
1968 19 FIL Orioles Florida Instructional League WRk
1969 20 Miami Marlins Florida State League A
1969 20 Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League AA
1970 21 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1970 21 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1970-09-18 1970-09-29
1971 22 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1971 22 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1971-09-24 1971-09-24
1972 23 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1972-04-19 1972-10-03
1973 24 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-29
1974 25 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1974-04-05 1974-10-02
1975 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1975-04-10 1975-09-28
1976 27 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1976-04-09 1976-10-02
1977 28 California Angels American League MLB 1 1977-04-06 1977-09-30
1978 29 California Angels American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-10-01
1979 30 California Angels American League MLB 1 1979-04-04 1979-09-30
1980 31 California Angels American League MLB 1 1980-04-11 1980-09-04
1981 32 California Angels American League MLB 1 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
1982 33 California Angels American League MLB 1 1982-04-06 1982-10-03
1983 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-01
1984 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1984-04-03 1984-09-30
1985 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 37 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-05
1987 38 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1987-04-06 1987-08-30
1987 38 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 2 1987-09-03 1987-10-04
1988 39 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-01

Sabr ID: dbdccbfa

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