DON BAYLOR. Don Baylor of Austin had a stellar 19 year major league career (1970-1988) with the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, California Angels, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. In 1979, with California, he batted .296 with 36 homeruns and 139 RBIs to win the AL MVP award. In 1993 Baylor was named manager of the expansion Colorado Rockies, a position he held for six seasons. He led the Rockies to more wins than any other National League expansion team in history. Baylor was named NL Manager of the Year in 1995 after leading Colorado to the playoffs. He also served as manager of the Chicago Cubs from 1999-2002. Baylor is currently the hitting coach for the Rockies; he has also served as the hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners and bench coach for the New York Mets. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.