Full Name: ARTHUR REGINALD BAKER
Date of Birth: 18/9/1899
Date of Death: 1/9/1977
Height: 165 cm ( 5-5 )
Weight: 60 kg ( 9-6 )
Debut: 09/06/1928 , Round 9 , South Melbourne
Last Game: 01/09/1928 , Round 18 , Geelong
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 7
One of three brothers to play in the VFL (along with Selwyn, Richmond 1930 Gardiner Medal winner and Nth Melb/Coll player; and Ted who played for Carlton, Collingwood, Geelong and Footscray.)
Baker played as a rover and in the forward line and was 'nippy on the ground and passed the ball well' and a 'very accurate stab-kick'. He was a member of Collingwood's 1925 and 1925 grand finals.
He finished equal fifth in the 1926 Brownlow Medal.
His 1927 season was spent back at Wonthaggi.
During the 1928 VFL season Baker played Round 4 match for Collingwood then crossed to Richmond for the Round 11 match against Sth Melb and made 10 appearances in total. At one point, Footscray were after his services.
Wonthaggi 1920-21, 1927
Collingwood 1922-26 & 1928 , Games 60 , Goals 60.
Wonthaggi Town Captain/Coach 1929-33
Leongatha Coach 1934-35, 1937, 1948 ( Honours - Premiership 1934-35 ).