Garry Baker

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Garry Baker
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-03-24) 24 March 1953 (age 64)
Original team(s) Meeniyan
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972–1973 Footscray 014 00(9)
1974–1981 Melbourne 127 (112)
1983 Sydney 006 00(5)
Total 147 (126)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Garry Baker (born 24 March 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, Footscray and Sydney in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A ruckman, Baker was originally from Meeniyan and started his career at Footscray before moving to Melbourne where he played most of his football. He won Melbourne's best and fairest in 1978 but struggled in the subsequent seasons due to a knee injury. In 1983 he joined Sydney who were playing just their second season in the city but he only managed six games. He later played for and coached both Mordialloc and Moorabbin in the Victorian Football Association.[1]

Playing statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1972 Footscray 27 1 0 0 3 2 5 1 N/A 0.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 N/A
1973 Footscray 27 13 9 6 77 22 99 41 N/A 0.7 0.5 5.9 1.7 7.6 3.2 N/A
1974 Melbourne 1 20 24 9 201 59 260 116 N/A 1.2 0.5 10.1 3.0 13.0 5.8 N/A
1975 Melbourne 1 16 15 9 95 33 128 47 N/A 0.9 0.6 6.3 2.2 8.5 3.1 N/A
1976 Melbourne 1 8 9 5 51 20 71 39 N/A 1.1 0.6 6.4 2.5 8.9 4.9 N/A
1977 Melbourne 1 17 18 9 131 65 196 85 N/A 1.1 0.6 7.7 3.8 11.5 5.0 N/A
1978 Melbourne 1 22 12 5 254 107 361 179 N/A 0.5 0.3 11.5 4.9 16.4 8.1 N/A
1979 Melbourne 1 16 11 5 167 120 287 120 N/A 0.7 0.3 10.4 7.5 17.9 7.5 N/A
1980 Melbourne 1 16 23 11 116 122 238 87 N/A 1.4 0.7 7.3 7.6 14.9 5.4 N/A
1981 Melbourne 1 12 0 0 104 97 201 82 N/A 0.0 0.0 8.7 8.1 16.8 6.8 N/A
1982 Sydney 1 6 5 4 22 10 32 13 N/A 0.8 0.7 3.7 1.7 5.3 2.2 N/A
Career 147 126 63 1221 657 1878 810 N/A 0.9 0.4 8.4 4.5 12.9 5.5 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2013). The VFA – A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877 – 1995. Melbourne Sports Books. 
  2. ^ Gary Baker's Player Profile at AFL Tables

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