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Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Reginald Baker

Known as
Reg Baker

Born
18 September 1899

Died
1 September 1977 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 314d
Last game: 28y 349d

Height and weight
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 60 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 17, 2, 1, 33
Richmond: 33

Recruited from
Wonthaggi (1922); Collingwood (1928); Richmond (1929)

Family links
Ted Baker (Brother)Selwyn Baker (Brother)

Reg Baker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1922-1926, 192860601.0063%5
RichmondV/AFL19281070.7090%0
WonthaggiSGFA1929-1932
V/AFL1922-1926, 192870670.9667%5
SGFA1929-1932
Total1922-1926, 1928-193270670.96

AFL: 2,761st player to appear, 3,371st most games played, 1,605th most goals kickedCollingwood: 269th player to appear, 301st most games played, 138th most goals kickedRichmond: 305th player to appear, 686th most games played, 460th most goals kicked

Arthur Reginald Baker - known as ‘Reg’ - was one of three brothers to play league football, along with Selwyn and Ted. Reg Baker was a talented rover and forward who played 60 VFL games and scored 60 goals for Collingwood between 1922 and 1928. He was a member of the Magpies’ losing grand final teams of 1925 against Geelong and 1926 against Fitzroy. He enjoyed a particularly impressive 1926 campaign which saw him finish fifth in voting for the Brownlow Medal.

Part of the way through the 1928 season he crossed to Richmond where he added a final 10 games and seven goals. He then returned to his original club Wonthaggi as captain-coach where he oversaw three premierships in five years.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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