1975 Topps Set Card 42/660 – #33 – Dusty Baker, Braves
Player Name: Dusty Baker
Card Number: 33
Team: Atlanta Braves
Image Style: Posed Batting
Years In The Major Leagues: 19 years, 1968-86
Notes From His 1975 Season: In his final season with the Braves, Baker hit .261 in 142 games played. He connected for 18 doubles and 19 home runs during the season and accounted for 208 total bases of offense for the Braves.
Notes From Career: Baker’s All-Star career was punctuated by his 1981 season with the Dodgers in which he won the Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger Award, and was an MVP candidate. In 2,039 career games, Baker collected 1,981 hits with 320 doubles and 242 home runs. He was part of the 1981 Dodgers teams that won the World Series.
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The first team to field four players to hit thirty home runs in the same season was the 1977 Los Angeles Dodgers.
In ’77 Steve Garvey hit 33 home runs, with Reggie Smith hitting 32 and both Ron Cey and Dusty Baker crushing 30.
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Dusty Baker is the only person to have managed three 600-home run hitters: Barry Bonds(San Francisco Giants), Sammy Sosa(Chicago Cubs), and Ken Griffey Jr.(Cincinnati Reds).
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TTM Success: Dusty Baker
Forever stamps are a collector’s best friend!! Huh, what kind of cryptic message is that, you ask? Well, I sent two baseball cards to Dusty Baker in hopes of obtaining his autograph in one of my through the mail adventures – during Spring Training of 2010!!
Yep, almost a year to the day, 358 days to be exact, is what it took. But I am not complaining. Oh no, how can you complain when the prize is this:
Nice, huh? Baker is a great personality for the sport of baseball. One of the things that I like most about how he handles the job is that he does not let the star players alter his approach to the game. He has managed some of the greatest players and egos within the last 10+ years, but Dusty is Dusty – and that is admirable!!
Thank you for the great autographs Mr. Baker!!!
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‘My First Time’ – Dusty Baker – September 7, 1968
The setting: Atlanta, Georgia. Fulton County Stadium
From Baker – “My minor legaue manager told me the good news, just after we had won the championship game, and I called home collect. I’d had a good year in the low minors, but that was a heck of a jump, being nineteen years old and going from Greenwood in the Western Carolinas league up o Atlanta.”
The box score – Astros 6, Braves 3(10 Innings). 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.