Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Player Profile: Ricky Baker

I have one card of Ricky Baker, from 1984 TCMA.

Playing career: Outfielder Ricky Baker played six seasons in the Indians and Cubs organizations. In 664 games he hit .276 with 14 HR, 219 RBI and 249 SB. A fuller account of his career can be found at Jackson’s Autographs. 

Where he is now: A Physical Education teacher at Oak Park River Forest High School in Illinois.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is eighth when you type Ricky Ba, between Ricky Bats, a musician, and Ricky Bahl, referring to the Bollywood movie Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl. The first entry when you google Ricky Baker is not the ballplayer but a character from the movie Boyz n the Hood.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Darryl Banks.

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