Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

After running the count to 1-1, Marquard threw Baker an inside fastball, which the slugger blasted over the right field fence for a two-run home run. That proved the difference as the A's held on to win the game 3-1 and even the Series. The following afternoon, Giants' ace Christy Mathewson carried a 1-0 lead into the top of the ninth inning, when Baker came to the plate and again smashed a home run to right field, tying the score. Read Bakerís complete bio, a part of the SABR: Baseball Biography Project here:

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