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 Del Baker

Del Baker

Birth
Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Death 11 Sep 1973 (aged 81)
Olmos Park, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Mausoleum Number 1, Crypt 403-d
Memorial ID 18167 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player / Manager. Played Major League Baseball as a catcher for 3 seasons (1914-1916) with the Detroit Tigers. Baker became a minor league manager in 1927. He replaced Mickey Cochrane as Detroit manager in 1938 when he was a Tigers' coach. He managed the Tigers to the 1940 pennant, losing in the World Series to the Reds in seven games. He later becamse a coach with the Red Sox and was coach at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas at the time of his death. In 172 lifetime games as a player, he batted .209 in 302 at bats with 4 Homers and 22 RBI. His Lifetime Managerial Record in 785 games with Detroit and Boston of the American League was 419 Wins and 360 Losses for a .538
winning percentage.

Bio by: Frank Russo


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Del Baker (3 May 1892–11 Sep 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18167, citing Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .