Looking back to the early 90's, it was an exciting time for a young kid who loved baseball in Colorado. We got our first Major League team, and they were pretty darn good. One of the reasons they were so good has passed away.
Don Baylor, the first manager in Rockies history, died Monday of cancer. He was 68.
“Don passed from this Earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life,” his wife, Rebecca, said in a statement.
He was the Rockies manager in their inaugural season in 1993, leading them to their first postseason appearance in 1995. He was fired after the 1998 season with a 440-469 record. He returned to the organization as hitting coach in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
RIP, Mr. Baylor.