AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO - SF GIANTS MANAGER DUSTY BAKER
A steady all-around ballplayer, Dusty Baker was only a 27th-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves. In his first full season in the majors, 1972, Baker batted .321, third best in the National League. After the 1975 season, he was traded by the Braves to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and reached his potential in 1977 when he batted .291, hit 30 homers, with 89 RBI's and set a team record with five RBI's in one inning. Dusty Baker was a consistent .280 hitter during his 18 year career but he's best remembered as a clutch-hitting, fine fielding OF-1B who excelled in the League Championship Series. In the 1977 LCS, Dusty Baker hit .357 and set a record with 8 RBI's in a four-game series, and batted .292 in the World Series. He played in three additional LCS and never hit under .316. He won a Gold Glove in 1981 and hit .320 that season. Dusty Baker's Career stats: .278 BA, 2093 games, 242 HR's, and 1013 RBI's. In four League Championship Series - 17 games, .373 batting average, 3 homers, 13 RBI's; in 3 World Series - .232 BA, 2 HR's, 7 RBI's. Dusty managed the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs to the post season, but ran short of winning the World Series. Voted National League Manager of the Year--3 Times!