John Baker

Baseball Player

John Baker was born in Alameda, California, United States on January 20th, 1981 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 43, John Baker biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 20, 1981
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Alameda, California, United States
Age
43 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Profession
Baseball Player
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John Baker Life

John David Baker (born January 20, 1981) is an American former professional baseball catcher.

He played for the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

In December 2015, Baker was hired as a Baseball Operations Assistant by the Chicago Cubs

Personal life

During the offseason, Baker has taught Physical Education at St. Isidore School in Danville, California, where his wife, Meghan, used to teach.

Baker enjoys broadcasting. He had a stint as a co-host with Rick Tittle on the Sports Byline USA radio network.

Baker is a philanthropist who was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award. He visited the troops in the Middle East and helped victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

After leaving Berkeley to begin his baseball career, Baker chose to not finish his degree at Berkeley, ultimately completing an online Bachelor's through Arizona State.

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John Baker Career

Amateur career

Baker was born in Alameda, California, and raised in Walnut Creek, California, before attending the University of California, Berkeley. He played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League between 2000 and 2001, winning the league's 10th Player award in 2000 and 2001 and being named a league all-star in 2001. He led the Pac-10 Conference with a.383 batting average as a sophomore in 2002 and was selected to the All-Pac-10 team.

Professional career

Baker was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round of the amateur draft in 2002. In Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball, he was mentioned several times. Baker was traded to the Florida Marlins for minor league first-baseman Jason Stokes in March 2007.

On July 9, 2008, Baker was called up to the majors after Matt Treanor went on the disabled list. Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit his first major league run on July 10. Baker and Ronny Paulino were both teammates in 2009-2010 Baker platooned, though Paulino was thrown out of place against left-handed pitchers, while Paulino faced left-handed pitchers.

Baker's right arm was on the disabled list in May 2010 with a strained flexor tendon. When the elbow did not improve, he had Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2010 season. He spent the majority of 2011 recovering and rejoined the Marlins in September, primarily as a pinch hitter.

Baker was traded by Wade LeBlanc to the San Diego Padres on November 22, 2011. Baker started 52 games and batting.238, throwing out 16% of base runners. He began the year as the back-up to Hundley in 2013. In April and May, he played 12 games for the Padres before being drafted to the Triple-A Tucson Padres when Grandal returned from his 50-game suspension. On June 10, 2013, he was selected for transfer.

Baker was released on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 15, 2013 and assigned to AAA Albuquerque. On August 5, he was outrighted off the 40 man roster. He reached.203 in 40 games with the Isotopes. On October 1, he became a free agent.

Baker signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Chicago Cubs on December 13, 2013. As George Kottaras was banned, Baker took the backup catcher job out of spring training. Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th inning with a popout and double play on July 29, 2014, as the Cubs had exhausted their bullpen in a game against the Colorado Rockies. He walked from a full count to third base loaded and one out in the bottom half of the inning, finishing third. He won in the Cubs' longest game, by a long time. Baker became the fourth position player to win since 1968 and the first since Chris Davis did so in 2012. John is the only Cubs position player to ever be credited with a pitching win in the franchise's history.

On January 29, 2015, Baker agreed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He was released on May 20, 2015.

Coaching career

Baker joined the Chicago Cubs in 2015 as a special assistant with the baseball operations staff. He spent time with the Cubs as the mental skills coordinator and head applied mental skills coach. The Pittsburgh Pirates had hired Baker as the head of coaching and player growth on November 10, 2020.

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After hiding a sign for a private parking garage behind a tree...and then fining drivers who mistook it for a council plot, a parking company has been accused of running a 'entrapment scheme.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 4, 2024
After drivers were forced to pay fines for using a parking garage they didn't know was privately owned, a parking company was suspected of running a 'entrapment scheme.' The tiny private parking lot is quickly mistaken for a council one, according to drivers, as the sign (left with local councillor John Baker) is obscured behind a tree and is locating between two Milton Keynes City Council parking lots. The parking garage (right), which is operated by Parking Eye on behalf of the Tenpin bowling alley in the city center, does not have road markings or barriers at either entrance to distinguish it from the adjacent council parking lot.

Since questioned the council's 'woke' decision to fly the Pride flag, a councillor has been barred from speaking to others

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 19, 2023
After she objected to a'woke' decision to fly a gay Pride flag (pictured right) at the council's offices permanently, a councillor in Victoria has been barred from speaking to council members. Susan Bissinger (pictured left), a councillor in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, has been invited to attend a personal growth course by mayor Steve Holland.

Experts investigate why Whitehaven Harbour in Cumbria has turned orange

www.dailymail.co.uk, April 14, 2023
At the end of last year, rust-coloured water began pouring into Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria (left and right), leaving locals confused about where it had come from. The harbour dates back to 1634, when a local landowner constructed the Old Quay, which is now one of Britain's oldest coal wharves. It was used to unload fish, sugar from the West Indies, and chemicals for a nearby detergent factory in later years. A hydrogeological investigation will now be carried out on the groundwater above a nearby railway tunnel (inset), which carries the Cumbrian Coast line under the town, as part of efforts to figure out why the harbour has turned orangey-brown.
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