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Major League Baseball Loses Two Legends

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In a matter of two days, Major League Baseball lost two highly regarded legends of the game.

Don Baylor, who played 19 Major League seasons and managed/coached for many more, passed away early Monday morning at the age of 68 after a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma.

Baylor was a hitting coach for many teams but is most known as the inaugural manager for the Colorado Rockies franchise, a post he held for six seasons (1993-1998).

During his playing career, he was an all-star, World Series champion and multiple time silver slugger. He finished his career with 338 home runs.

Darren Daulton lost his battle with brain cancer after a four year battle on Sunday. One of his best friends, Lenny Dysktra, posted the following on his Twitter page:

“Dutch” played 14 Major League seasons in which he was a .245 career hitter, but is remembered as a great teammate and a larger than life personality. He won a World Series in his final season with the Florida Marlins and also made three all-star appearances. Injuries derailed what could have been an even better career in 1994 and even with the strike giving him extended time off, he was never the same player.

Daulton was a major catalyst in the Philadelphia Phillies 1993 World Series run and is loved by Philly for what he did for that team.

We here at Boneheadpicks send our deepest condolences to Daulton and Baylor’s family and friends.

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