Baker hit .185 while playing in 93 games for the San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins between 1978 and 1981. Baker did not hit a home run or steal a base, although he did hit three triples for Minnesota in 1981. Baker played professionally from 1976-1981.
Baker played his first game on April 7, 1978, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco against the Giants. He entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, taking over for Ozzie Smith at shortstop. (Smith had been removed for pinch hitter Jerry Turner in the top of the inning.) Baker, however, did not get an at bat as Don Reynolds pinch hit for him in the eighth inning. Baker did get an at bat the next day when he pinch hit for Padres starter Bob Shirley in the top of the third inning. He grounded out to Jim Barr.
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Chuck Baker – career stats