Baseball: Past and Present

Archive for the 'Home Run Baker' Category

What he did: Before Babe Ruth, the closest thing to a fearsome slugger in baseball was Home Run Baker. The Hall of Fame third baseman and Deadball Era star, born Frank Baker, earned his nickname a decade before Ruth essentially made a mockery of it. Where Ruth hit 40 or more home runs 11 times, […]

  • Written by Graham Womack