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Key Facts

Full name
James Baird

Known as
Jim Baird

Born
9 November 1920

Died
4 November 2003 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 168d
Last game: 30y 296d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 17, 25

Jim Baird

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1941-1943, 1945-1951130850.6560%8.001.002
Total1941-1943, 1945-1951130850.6560%8.001.002

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,882nd player to appear, 1,649th most games played, 1,258th most goals kickedCarlton: 558th player to appear, 110th most games played, 113th most goals kicked

A dual premiership player with the Blues, Jim Baird was equally at home at both ends of the ground or on the ball. When Carlton beat South Melbourne in the infamous 'Bloodbath' grand final of 1945 (reviewed here) he lined up in a back pocket, while two years later he contributed three goals from full forward to the Blues' one-point win against Essendon. Extremely pacy, and a useful kick, Baird played 129 VFL games and booted 85 goals between 1941 and 1943 and from 1945 to 1951.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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