OPENING DAY AGE: 63
FORMER POSITION: Infielder/Outfielder/Designated Hitter
BORN: June 28, 1949 - Austin, Texas
RESIDENCE: La Quinta, Calif.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 marks his second season as hitting coach and eighth with the organization (second as a coach)...2015 is his 23rd season in a managerial or coaching capacity...Rejoined organization in 2014 for the first time since 1982...In 2014, saw Angels offense lead the Majors in runs (773) and finish second in A.L. in hits (1,464) and RBI (729)...Missed 12 weeks after breaking right thigh bone on Opening Day...Spent three years (2011-13) as hitting coach for Arizona Diamondbacks...In 2013 with Arizona, club finished third in N.L. in hits (1468) trailing only Colorado (1511) and St. Louis (1494)...Under his tutelage, saw Paul Goldschmidt lead N.L. in home runs (36, tied with Pedro Alvarez)...During 2012 with Arizona, club's 539 walks were second most in N.L...From 2009-10, served as Colorado's hitting coach after a three-year coaching hiatus...Saw Rockie offense lead N.L. in triples, walks, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS and finish second in runs...Served as Seattle's hitting coach in 2005...Tabbed as Mets bench coach from 2003- 04...Named 46th manager of the Chicago Cubs prior to 2000 season...Held position from 2000-02, going 187-220 (.459) in three seasons at helm of Cubs...Was Atlanta's hitting coach during 1999 campaign which saw Chipper Jones win the N.L. MVP and Braves return to the World Series...Named first manager in Rockies franchise history on Oct. 27, 1992...In six seasons (1993-98) as skipper of the Rockies, guided Club to an overall record of 440-469 (.484)...Tabbed as the 1995 N.L. Manager of the Year from the BBWAA and Sporting News after guiding Colorado to its first postseason berth...Joined Kirk Gibson, Frank Robinson and Joe Torre as the only major leaguers to win both the MVP and Manager of the Year award...Spent 1992 season as hitting coach for St. Louis Cardinals...After spending three seasons as a special assistant to the General Manager in Milwaukee, received first coaching position as hitting coach for the Brewers (1990-91).
PERSONAL: 19-year Major League career was highlighted by 1979 A.L. MVP honors with the Angels after batting .296 with with 36 home runs, 120 runs scored and 139 RBI...Over 19 big league seasons, recorded a .260 average (2135/8198), with 338 home runs, 1,276 RBI and 285 stolen bases...Playing career included appearances in seven League Championship Series (1973-74, 1979, 1982, 1986-88) and three consecutive World Series (BOS-1986, MIN-1987 and OAK-1988)...Is one of 22 players all-time to collect at least 250 home runs and record 250 stolen bases...Since 1978, has helped to raise over $5 million hosting an annual golf tournament in Southern California to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis...In 1985, he was honored as the Roberto Clemente Award winner...Full name is Don Edward Baylor.
BAYLOR'S COACHING HISTORY
1990-91: Hitting Coach - Milwaukee Brewers
1992: Hitting Coach - St. Louis Cardinals
1993-98: Manager - Colorado Rockies
1999: Hitting Coach - Atlanta Braves
2000-02: Manager - Chicago Cubs
2003-04: Bench Coach - New York Mets
2005: Hitting Coach - Seattle Mariners
2009-10: Hitting Coach - Colorado Rockies
2011-13: Hitting Coach - Arizona Diamondbacks
2014-present: Hitting Coach - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim