Frank Home Run Baker

Frank Baker autograph
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 Philadelphia Athletics and New York 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 Athletics’ famed $100,000 infield — with Stuffy McInnis at first, Eddie Collins at second, and J

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