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Key Facts

Full name
Jack Baquie

Known as
Jack Baquie

Born
10 July 1886

Died
1 January 1968 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 291d
Last game: 33y 331d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 35, 11
Carlton: 25, 11

Recruited from
Melbourne (1909); Carlton (1914)

Jack Baquie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1907-1908, 1914-1915, 1919-192050140.2826%0
CarltonV/AFL1909-1910, 1912-191342200.4876%0
V/AFL1907-1910, 1912-1915, 1919-192092340.3749%0
Total1907-1910, 1912-1915, 1919-192092340.3749%0

AFL: 1,230th player to appear, 2,557th most games played, 2,652nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 168th player to appear, 328th most games played, 362nd most goals kickedCarlton: 225th player to appear, 368th most games played, 301st most goals kicked

An old Carltonian familiar to the finals reappeared in the colours. Jack Bacquie (sic.), who has been putting up cheerful exhibitions at Seymour, played his first local game this season, but failed to show his old-time brilliance. He expects to go better in the next game.¹

Jack Baquie was an explosively talented forward who courted some controversy during the course of a league career that encompassed a fourteen seasons but which, for various reasons, only saw him play a total of 85 games. He began with Melbourne in 1907, and after a couple of seasons there crossed to Carlton. In 1910 he was a member of the Blues' grand final team against Collingwood, when he was reported for fighting, and ended up being suspended for the whole of the following season. Baquie spent most of 1912 playing for country side Seymour, but then was controversially recalled by Carlton for the VFL finals.

After playing 37 games and kicking 20 goals for Carlton he returned to Melbourne in 1914 where he continued to play intermittently until 1920, taking his final tally of games with the club to 48, and the number of goals kicked to 12.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “Punch”, 12/9/1912, page 52.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.