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Don Baylor to be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall Of Fame tonight


Don Baylor, hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks), will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame tonight in a banquet in Denver.

Baylor, 63, was named the first manager in Colorado Rockies history on Oct. 27, 1992, and posted a 440-469 (.484) record in 6 seasons. In 1995, he earned Manager of the Year honors from the BBWAA and Sporting News after leading the Rockies to their first postseason berth in franchise history as the NL Wild Card.

Baylor, who was named the 1979 AL Most Valuable Player, returned to the Rockies as hitting coach from 2009-10. During that span, Colorado led the NL in walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS and ranked second in runs scored.

The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 also includes Steve Atwater (football), Adam Foote (hockey), Don Cockroft (football), Steve Jones (golf) and Stan Williams (baseball).

Baylor will be in attendance for tonight's induction ceremony at the Denver Marriott City Center and will miss the D-backs' series finale at Yankee Stadium. He will rejoin the team for Friday's game at Coors Field.

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