Reg Baker

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Reg Baker
Personal information
Full name Arthur Reginald Baker
Date of birth (1899-09-18)18 September 1899
Date of death 1 September 1977(1977-09-01) (aged 77)
Original team Wonthaggi
Height/Weight 163 cm / 60 kg
Position(s) Rover, forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1928
1928
Total
Collingwood
Richmond
60 (60)
10 0(7)
70 (67)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1928 season.

Arthur Reginald "Reg" Baker (18 September 1899 – 1 September 1977)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

VFL career[edit]

One of three brothers to play in the VFL (along with Selwyn and Ted), Baker played his football as a rover and in the forward line.[2] Baker was a losing grand finalist for Collingwood in both 1925 and 1926.[3] He finished equal fifth in the 1926 Brownlow Medal.[3] During the 1928 VFL season, Baker crossed to Richmond, where he made 10 appearances.[3]

Coaching[edit]

Baker coached his original club Wonthaggi for five years and steered them to three premierships.[4] He won a further two premierships as coach of Leongatha and also spent time as coach of Morwell and Yallourn.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reg Baker". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  3. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Reg Baker
  4. ^ Morwell Advertiser, "Football Coach is Mr Reg Baker", 6 March 194, p. 1
  5. ^ Morwell Advertiser, "C.G. Football League", 25 January 1951, p. 6