Tuesday, August 8, 2017
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, what made him valuable was his knack for calling games and commanding respect. Curt Schilling, who blossomed when he began throwing to Daulton in 1992, frequently calling his battery mate “the best catcher in baseball.” Manager Jim Fregosi labeled Daulton the game’s “best leader.” A lot of guys can prove to be great players and it has nothing to do with what shows up on a score sheet. He was outstanding at calling a game, as evident by how he was able to get Curt Schilling on track to what would be an outstanding career.
Baylor could do a little bit of everything at the plate, he could hit for average, power, drive in runs. He was a productive hitter. He was a leader as a manager as well, having a very successful career as a coach, showing in fact just how well he knows the game of baseball. He was able to make a pretty successful transition from player to manager, which is hard for a lot of guys to be able to do, but Baylor did it pretty well.
Bot guys will be dearly missed by the baseball community, friends and family. They may be gone, but their legacy will live on forever!
Posted by Matthew A. Solomon at 4:58 AM