Monday, May 22, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 JACK BAKER

Here’s a card I already had scheduled for later on in the year, but moved up in the “assembly line” for my buddy Mark, a 1978 Jack Baker:


After coming up for the first time in 1976 and playing in 12 games for Boston, Baker got a small cup-of-coffee in 1977, appearing in two games, amassing three plate appearances without a hit.
The following season would see him split his time with both the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays Minor League systems, capping off a pro career that began in 1971 after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1971 out of Auburn University.
During his Minor League tenure Baker showed some “pop”, hitting as many as 36 homers in 1976 for Rhode Island of the International league, as well as 27 homers in both 1972 and 1974.

3 comments:

  1. Always got him and Yankees Shortstop Frank Baker mixed up.

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  2. Thank you Gio! Great work on this one.

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