C. David Baker
|C. David Baker|
of the Arena Football League
November, 1996 – July, 2008
|Preceded by||Jim Drucker|
|Succeeded by||Ed Policy|
|Born||C. David Baker|
|Alma mater||University of California, Irvine|
David Baker was the fourth commissioner of the Arena Football League (AFL). He started in the league as the owner of the Anaheim Piranhas, which he left after a single season of owning the team to become commissioner. One of his more imposing features is his size – 6 feet 9 and-a-half inches tall and 400 pounds. He was a power forward at UC-Irvine from 1971–75 and played two seasons of professional basketball in Europe. Later, Baker attended Pepperdine University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He was a City Councilman of Irvine, California. Baker resigned as Arena Football League Commissioner at ArenaBowl XXII, on July 25, 2008 after 11.5 years as commissioner of the AFL.
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