VIDEO: Don Baylor Career Highlights

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Many baseball players get to the big leagues even with a deficiency. Some players are all hit, no field. Others, like Mario Mendoza, are known for their gloves, but can’t hit their weight.

A few players are good at everything: hit, hit for power, run, field, and throw. These 5-tool players are like unicorns, to use a tired phrase that modern sports fans love.

Don Baylor was one of those players. When he arrived with Baltimore in the early 1970s, he was an exciting outfielder who could do it all. Some projected him to be a Frank Robinson-style player. Baylor never approached the level of F Robby, but who has?

Here’s a highlight reel of Baylor’s great career, including footage from his Most Valuable Player season in 1979.

Baylor is one of the greatest Angels of All-Time. He’s on the Anaheim Angels All-Time Team. He had more than 2,000 hits, smacked 338 homers, and drove in more than 1,200 runs.

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.
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