Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Angels named Don Baylor, a member of the
team's Hall of Fame, their new hitting coach on Wednesday.
Baylor has an extensive coaching background, including managerial stints with
the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs. He recently completed his third season
as the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"Don enjoyed a distinguished playing career, highlighted by his tenure with
the Angels during their first two division championships," general manager
Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. "As a coach, he brings us tremendous
expertise in the areas of hitting, communication and presence. It's nice to
have him home."
Baylor, 64, spent six of his 19 years in the majors with the California Angels
(1977-82) and captured the AL MVP in 1979 after batting .296 with 36 homers
and 139 RBI.
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