Following the death of baseball great Don Baylor on Monday, those involved with America's pastime took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the 1979 American League MVP.
Players past and present showed their admiration and respect for Baylor, as did Yogi Berra's granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, who is a national correspondent with MLB.com. Some remembered former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, who died on Sunday, as well. Both Daulton and Baylor passed away after battles with cancer.
Don Baylor. Groove. Two five. I'll always miss you.— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) August 7, 2017
RIP Don Baylor and Darren Daulton 🙏🏼. Thanks for all the great memories and conversations. You guys will be truly missed.— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) August 7, 2017
Don Baylor was a really good ballplayer and an excellent manager. Baseball and all those who knew him, lost an amazing man today. #RIP— Pete Rose (@PeteRose_14) August 7, 2017
Had the pleasure of having Don Baylor as my hitting coach with the Angels in 2015. What a fabulous guy who brightened up everyone's day! RIP— Johnny Giavotella (@GiavotelLA504) August 7, 2017
Very sad to hear about the passing of my former teammate and friend Don Baylor. RIP 🙏— Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) August 7, 2017
RIP Groove...to the hitting coach that told me to swing hard just in case. The game will truly miss you 🙏🏻#DonBaylor— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) August 7, 2017
Very sad last few days as baseball loses 2 strong leaders of the past, Darren Daulton & Don Baylor. Two old school tough baseball players.— Ken Singleton (@29alltime) August 7, 2017
In shock and sadness at the passing of Don Baylor and Darren Daulton. Two very special Men who impacted many. Rest In Peace, God Bless.#MLB— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) August 7, 2017
The MLB family lost another great one. RIP "Groove"-One of my all time favorites. U will be missed. My prayers go out to the Baylor family.— Willie Bloomquist (@williebloom) August 7, 2017
Truly enjoyed getting to know Don as my hitting coach in Colorado and Anaheim. He was a class act and true gentleman. Rest In Peace https://t.co/nXPV4U2k7h— Chris Iannetta (@Chris_Iannetta) August 7, 2017
Baseball lost a great man this morning. Groove was one of the best people to be around. His love for the game was contagious. RIP Groove— JJ Putz (@jjputz40) August 7, 2017
The teams for which Baylor played, coached and managed paid tribute to him, too.
Few have worn the Angels uniform with greater pride, loyalty and commitment and few have made a greater impact. RIP Groove. pic.twitter.com/MiwKw2Hkql— Angels (@Angels) August 7, 2017
We mourn the loss of former Oriole Don Baylor. Our thoughts are with his family. pic.twitter.com/ewkdpEDAmA— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Yankee Don Baylor. He was a great man & we send our thoughts to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/3t3UavXPs8— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 7, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the passing of original Colorado Rockies Manager Don Baylor. pic.twitter.com/hYo61JP1sF— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 7, 2017
We mourn the loss of former Mariners coach Don Baylor. The game lost a good one. Our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/3lUY4oQ6J4— Mariners (@Mariners) August 7, 2017
Rest in peace, Groove.
-- Alex Tekip