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Floyd Wilson Baker
Born: Oct. 10, 1916 in Luray, Va.
Died: Nov. 16, 2004 in Youngstown, Ohio
Debut: 1943 | Pos: IF
Ht: 5’9″ | Wt: 160 | B: L | T: R

13 874 2280 285 573 1 196 23 .251

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Floyd Baker, who spent parts of 13 seasons in the major leagues, died on Nov. 16, 2004 at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 88.

Baker, who made his major league debut with the St. Louis Browns in 1943, hit .251 in 2,280 major league at-bats. His career numbers include 196 RBI and a single home run.

According to his obituary, he was nicknamed “Bake” and he got his start in professional baseball with Mayfield in 1938.

In 1961, he was the Twins’ first third-base coach and he served in that role until 1964. Following that, he became a scout for the Twins and his signings included Rich Rollins, Bernie Allen and Joe Nossek.

He appeared in the 1944 World Series with the Browns team that lost to the Cardinals. He was hitless in two at-bats in two games with two strikeouts.