Rockies statement regarding the passing of original manager Don Baylor

On behalf of the Rockies organization, Owner/Chairman & CEO Dick Monfort made the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Becky and the entire Baylor family. Don was instrumental in the creation of the Rockies and in his two stints with the club, he left an impact on each and every one of us. He was a big man with an even bigger heart, a friend of so many. His persona will be a part of our club heritage forever. This is a sad day in Colorado and for all of baseball."

Beginning tomorrow for their game in Cleveland, the Rockies will honor their original manager by hanging a jersey with his name on the back in their dugout.

The club is planning a tribute to Don Baylor when the team returns home on Monday, August 14.