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John Franklin (Home Run) Baker

John Franklin (Home Run) Baker

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John Franklin Baker (1886-1963,) better known as Home Run Baker, was a third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1908-1914) and New York Yankees (1916-1922.) A lifetime.307 hitter, the Maryland native was given his moniker for leading the American League in Home Runs for four consecutive years (1911-1914.)
Along with Stuffy McInnis, Eddie Collins, and Jack Barry, Baker was part of Philadelphia’s famed 100,000 infield” which helped bring the A’s three World Series championships (1910,1911,1913.)
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Object Name
Card, Baseball
autograph, baseball
Other Terms
Card, Baseball; Autograph
Associated Name
Philadelphia Athletics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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