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.