Del Baker

A catcher during his 22-year playing career, which included only three ML seasons with the Tigers, Baker became a minor league manager in 1927. A Tiger coach, he replaced Mickey Cochrane as Detroit manager in 1938. An expert sign stealer, he took the Tigers to the 1940 pennant but lost the WS to the Reds in seven games. At the time of his death he was a coach at Trinity College in San Antonio.