Frank Baird

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Frank Baird
Personal information
Born (1912-04-10)April 10, 1912
Toledo, Ohio
Died March 20, 2007(2007-03-20) (aged 94)
Goshen, Indiana
Nationality American
Career information
High school Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Butler (1931–1934)
Playing career 1937–1942
Position Guard / Forward
Career history
Indianapolis Kautskys
Career highlights and awards

Frank A. Baird (April 10, 1912 – March 20, 2007) was an American basketball player. An early professional in the National Basketball League, he was also an All-American college player at Butler University. Baird played both baseball and basketball at Butler. [1] He then played several years for the Indianapolis Kautskys, averaging 5.1 points per game for his career.[2]

Following his playing career, Baird coached basketball at Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis. He also officiated college football from 1940 through 1974, including some Tangerine Bowl and Grantland Rice Bowl games.[3] He has been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame,[3] the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and the Butler Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Frank Baird obituary". Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Frank Baird profile". Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "BAIRD, FRANK". Indiana Football Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2017 – via 

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