Charlie Baker (footballer)

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Charlie Baker
Personal information
Full name Charles Michael Baker
Date of birth (1880-06-18)18 June 1880
Place of birth Ballarat East, Victoria
Date of death 4 May 1962(1962-05-04) (aged 81)
Place of death Ballarat, Victoria
Original team(s) St Pats, Ballarat
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1906 St Kilda 76 (122)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1906.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Charles Michael Baker (18 June 1880 – 4 May 1962) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Recruited from St Patrick's College, Ballarat, he played 76 games for St Kilda from 1902–1906, and kicked 122 goals, including four of which came in his first VFL game; at the time a club record. He represented Victoria in cricket from 1903-1905 and at football before an injury ended his career.

Baker won the Leading Goalkicker Medal in 1902, a season in which St Kilda kicked only 64 goals for the year (of which Baker kicked 46.9%) and finished last without winning a match, a VFL/AFL record seven matches behind second-last placed Geelong. Baker's proportion of his team's goals is also an VFL/AFL record.

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