Frank Home Run Baker

Frank Baker Home run Baker
Birthdate 3/13/1886
Death Date 6/28/1963
Debut Year 1908
Year of Induction 1955
Teams Athletics, Yankees
Position Third Base

The American League homer leader for four consecutive years from 1911-1914, Frank Baker was a three-time World Champion with the Athletics.

 

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Frank "Home Run" Baker was a star for the Athletics and the Yankees

Though he never hit more than 12 homers in a season, third baseman Frank Baker led the American League in round-trippers in four straight years during the Deadball Era. Acquired by Connie Mack in 1908, Baker was the starting third baseman the following season. In 1909, Mack put together the
Baker called Fred Snodgrass

Baker called Fred Snodgrass "a swell-headed busher" after getting brutally spiked in the World Series

Fred Snodgrass became a World Series hero under unlikely circumstances. His first appearance on baseball’s biggest stage came at age 24 in 1910 when he hit .409 with a Series-best 9 hits. The following year his legend grew and solidified. After getting viciously spiked in Game One of the 1911
Frank Baker was the hero in the Philadelphia Athletics' first three World Series championships

Frank Baker was the hero in the Philadelphia Athletics' first three World Series championships

Frank Baker was a full-fledged World Series star. On baseball’s biggest stage against the National League’s greatest pitchers, Baker was at his best. In Connie Mack’s first three Fall Classic triumphs, Baker went 27-for-46, good for a .409 average. He slammed three home runs, ma
Stuffy McInnis played across the diamond from Baker in Connie Mack's famed $100,000 infield

Stuffy McInnis played across the diamond from Baker in Connie Mack's famed $100,000 infield

From 1910-1914 Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics won four American League pennants and three World Series championships. Hall of Famers Frank “Home Run” Baker, Eddie Collins, Eddie Plank, and Charles “Chief” Bender all made major contributions during the dynastic run
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The man nicknamed "Home Run" had prodigious power & owned Cooperstown's Walter Johnson

Frank Baker was the most prolific home run hitter of the Deadball Era. He led the American League in long balls for four straight years starting in 1911. Playing during a time when many made their trips around the bases while the ball was still in the park, Baker preferred hits that left the yard.
Baker led the AL in homers three times and was among the AL's top 3 in home runs 7 times

Baker led the AL in homers three times and was among the AL's top 3 in home runs 7 times

Frank Baker was one of the game’s great run-producers during the Deadball Era. He led the American League in homers four straight years starting in 1911. In the 11-year period from 1909-1919 he finished in the top six in the league 9 times, and in the top three seven times. During the same tim

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