Reg Baker

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Reg Baker
Personal information
Full name A. Reginald Baker
Date of birth (1899-09-18)18 September 1899
Original team Wonthaggi
Height/Weight 163 cm / 60 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922-1928
1928
Total -
Collingwood
Richmond
60 (60)
10 (7)
70 (67)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1928 season.

A. Reginald "Reg" Baker (born 18 September 1899) 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.[1] Baker was a losing grand finalist for Collingwood in both 1925 and 1926.[2] He finished equal fifth in the 1926 Brownlow Medal.[2] During the 1928 VFL season, Baker crossed to Richmond, where he made 10 appearances.[2]

Coaching[edit]

Baker coached his original club Wonthaggi for five years and steered them to three premierships.[3] He won a further two premierships as coach of Leongatha and also spent time as coach of Morwell and Yallourn.[4]

References[edit]

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