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Bill Baker

William Presley Baker
Born: Feb. 22, 1911 in Paw Creek, N.C.
Died: April 13, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Debut: 1940 | Pos: C
H: 6' | W: 200 | B: R | T: R

YR   G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
7 263 588 45 145 2 68 6 .247

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Bill Baker, a catcher who played in 263 games in the major leagues, died on April 13, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  He was 95.

He hit .247 in his career with two home runs, 68 RBI and six stolen bases.  His career included stops with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

He played in the 1940 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds.  He appeared in three games of that series and collected a hit in four at-bats.

Following his career as a player, he worked as an umpire and a coach.