#6: Home Run Baker
Home Run Baker is one of the many players who contributed to the Philadelphia Athletics’ three World Series wins. The three-time World Champion never played a game at any other position except third base, but it was his offense that truly impressed people.
Baker led the league in home runs for four straight years, and posted a career average of .307. In four seasons, Baker received MVP votes, although he never actually won the award. As one of the very few sluggers that existed in the deadball era, the left-handed Baker had a very prominent 13-year career, including seven years with the A’s.
Baker stole 235 bases and averaged 10 home run per year during his time in the big leagues. After establishing himself as power-hitting slugger in Philadelphia, Baker headed to the New York Yankees, where he continued to have success. He was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955, after being selected by the Veteran’s Committee.
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