The reactions carried widespread themes within the Angels’ clubhouse after the dying Monday of Don Baylor: Class individual. Filled with integrity. Somebody who affected their lives profoundly.
Baylor may first be recognized for his enjoying profession, particularly because the 1979 American League most precious participant for the Angels, however those that knew him keep in mind his off-the-subject character probably the most.
“He was an unimaginable human being,” Angels supervisor Mike Scoscia stated. “The eagerness that he had for all times, the eagerness he had to assist individuals, his religion — every thing you attempt to be as a human being. He was off the charts.”
Baylor, sixty eight, died after a prolonged bout with a number of myeloma, the household introduced Monday. He adopted his 19-yr enjoying profession with a prolonged teaching profession and helped hitters work by way of struggles together with his affable presence.
“I used to be very unhappy,” Mike Trout stated. “It simply sucks. You by no means need to get up and listen to that information. He was an ideal man. I discovered so much from him. It’s simply unhappy.”
Trout added that “He introduced a whole lot of pleasure to the clubhouse.”
Trout and Albert Pujols labored underneath Baylor when Baylor was the Angels’ hitting coach in 2014 and 2015. Pujols stayed in contact with Baylor and remembered Baylor despatched him encouraging messages.
“Nice human being,” Pujols stated. “He’s undoubtedly going to be missed, and considered one of in all probability the hardest males I’ve ever been round.”
Huston Road remembered assembly Baylor as a child at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, and being in awe. Years later, Baylor would function a life mentor to Road with the Colorado Rockies.
Baylor appeared like an enormous of a person to Road. It was clear what was beneath the floor.
“Inside, he had an ideal coronary heart,” Pujols stated. “He was all the time open to listening. He was all the time open to show. Simply the best way he spoke, each phrase that got here out of his mouth was simply knowledge and information.”
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