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Jim Baker

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Position Centre back
Born 15 Nov 1891, Basford Green (England)
Height 173 cm
Weight 73 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Hartlepool United          
Huddersfield Town   01 Aug 1920      
Leeds United 01 Aug 1920 01 Jun 1926 208 2  
Nelson 01 Jun 1926        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1920 - 1921 422 0  0  0  0 
1921 - 1922 42  1  0  0  0 
1922 - 1923 42  3  0  0  0 
1923 - 1924 36  4  0  0  0 
1924 - 1925 29  0  0  0  0 
1925 - 1926 9  0  0  0  0 
Total 2002 8  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Jim Baker was Leeds' first captain, signed by Arthur Fairclough who had managed him at Huddersfield. Baker was a solid centre-half, better known than brother Aaron, but in the shadow of brother Alf who appeared for Arsenal and England. He was a scout for Leeds in the 1950s as well as serving on the board, and became a publican after his footballing days were over. He died on December 13 1966.

Bill Slater says: My stepfather, Arthur Baker was he elder brother of the Baker Bros., and according to him the better player of all. Unfortunately he was injured working down the mine and never played again. My mother had a photograph, approx. 3ft by 2ft of brothers Alf and Jim, captains of their teams for the match, shaking hands over the ball with the referee looking on. I left home, Ilkeston in 1943 to join the RAF and have no idea what became of the picture. Perhaps someone out there has a print that could be copied.

Jabba, Ihave disovered among my late mother's effects, two photographs of Alf Baker in the England and Arsenal strips, One of Jim Baker in his publican days holding up a medal, I believe this is authentic, it has 'Copyright of the Yorkshire Post . The Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds'. Lastly, one of Arron among a crowd of relatives in cluding my step father Arthur.

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