Dusty Baker Net Worth

Dusty Baker Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Johnnie B. Baker net worth is
$20 Million

Johnnie B. Baker Wiki Biography

Born on 15 June 1949, Johnnie B. “Dusty” Baker Jr. is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current manager in the MLB. He spent 19 years in the MLB playing with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics. His playing career began in 1968 and ended in 1986, after which he started a coaching career.

Have you ever wondered how much Dusty Baker is worth, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, Baker’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million, earned largely during his successful career as a player and a manager in the MLB.

Dusty Baker Net Worth $20 Million

Baker was born and raised in Riverside, California USA; he earned the nickname “Dusty” as a child, when he was frequently found eating dirt. Baker was the oldest of his four siblings, and therefore often found himself trying to take care of them all. Their father heavily encouraged the children to get involved in sports, and even served as a local Little League coach himself.

During his junior year, Baker’s family moved to Carmichea, where he attended Del Campo High School, and in which he and his siblings were the only black students. Despite excelling at every sport he tried, Baker faced racism everywhere. Still he powered through and impressed scouts from all across the country.

Baker planned on going to college on an athletic scholarship, but life had other plans for him. In June of 1967, just after he had matriculated from high school, the Atlanta Braves drafted him with their 26th pick. He decided to go with the Braves, and was sent to Austin, Texas to play for their minor league team. The next year he was on the Braves MLB team playing as an outfielder.

Baker found some success in the league, despite the chains of racism trying to hold him back. In 1976 he was signed by the Dodgers, and went on to win three League Championships with them (in 1977, 1978, and 1981), and he was also with the team during their World Series win in 1981. He also played on the National League All-Star team in 1981 and 1982, and all of these accomplishments strengthened his prowess as a baseball player and helped to further increase his net worth.

All in all, Baker spent eight seasons with the Atlanta Braves and eight seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also spent a year on the San Francisco Giants (in 1984), and two years with the Oakland Athletics (1985 and 1986). At the end of his career, Baker had scored 242 home runs, batted in 1,013 runs, and had a .278 batting average. In 1986, Baker ended his career as a player in the MLB.

He wasn’t done however, and returned two years later as a first base coach for the San Francisco Giants, and in 1993 he became their manager. Baker found enormous success as a manger, winning the NL Manager of the Year award during his very first season. He led the team to division titles in 1997 and 2000, as well as winning himself two more Manager of the Year awards. He also led the Giants to the 2002 World Series, but unfortunately they lost.

He subsequently managed various other teams through the years, including the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals; having a successful managerial career as well as a successful career as a player is rare, yet Baker has managed both, with both contributing significantly to his high net worth.

Regarding his personal life, he has been married to Melissa since 1994, and they have two children together. When he’s not busy managing the Nationals, Baker spends his time with a non-profit organization, Positive Coaching Alliance, which is focused on giving student athletes a positive, character-building environment. Dusty is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the group.

Full NameDusty Baker
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1949
Place Of BirthRiverside, California, USA
Height1.87 m
Weight83 kg
ProfessionBaseball Manager
EducationDel Campo High School
SpouseMelissa Baker
ChildrenNatosha Baker, Darren Baker
ParentsChristine Baker, Johnnie Baker Sr.
SiblingsVictor Baker
1Named manager of the Washington Nationals on November 5, 2015.
2Manager of the Chicago Cubs. [March 2003]
3(October 15) Introduced as the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Baker becomes the first black manager in the history of the team. [2007]
4Was on deck when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record.
5Daughter Natosha (b. 29 September 1979) by Alice Lee.
6Father of Darren Baker. During the 7th inning of Game 5 of the 2002 World Series, Darren ran onto the field to retrieve a bat at home plate. He was pulled out of the way by J.T. Snow just before David Bell nearly ran him over as he was about to score. Baker claimed he was too busy managing the game - a 16-4 blowout - to notice Darren had left the dugout. Major League Baseball already had a directive limiting teams to two bat boys, a rule the Giants violated repeatedly during that post-season. In response to the near-tragedy, it implemented the "Darren Baker Rule" which now requires that all bat boys be at least 14 years old.
7Member of 1969 National League Western Division Champion Atlanta Braves team. Member of 1977 and 1978 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers teams. Member of 1981 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team. Member of 1983 National League Western Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team.
8Finished 4th in voting for 1980 National League MVP. Finished 7th in voting for 1981 National League MVP.
9Won 1981 National League Gold Glove Award as Outfielder.
101977 National League Championship Series MVP.
11Member of 1969 National League Western Division Champion Atlanta Baraves team. Member of 1977 and 1978 National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers teams. Member of 1981 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team. Member of 1983 National League Western Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers team.
12Manager of the San Francisco Giants (1993-2002), Chicago Cubs (2003-2006), and Cincinnati Reds (2008-present).
13Two-time NL All-Star (1981-1982)
14Speaks fluent Spanish.
15His mother nicknamed him "Dusty" because one day he came home dirty from playing baseball.
16He and his father, a former Little League coach, had a fight after the Atlanta Braves took Dusty in the 26th round of the 1967 draft. Johnnie Sr. wanted him to accept a basketball scholarship to the University of Santa Clara, but Dusty signed with the Braves. Dusty later had to sue his father to get his signing bonus, which the elder Baker had put into a trust. The two were estranged for years.
17Batted .278 with 242 homers and 1,013 RBIs during 19-years with the Atlanta Braves (1968-1975), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1976-1983), the San Francisco Giants (1984) and the Oakland Athletics (1985-1986)
184-time BWAA NL Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000, 2002)


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Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime2004Video documentary shortHimself
2003 National League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Cubs Manager
2003 MLB All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager: Chicago Cubs
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2002 World Series2002Video documentaryHimself (San Francisco Giants Manager)
2002 National League Championship Series2002TV SeriesHimself - San Francisco Giants Manager
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
2001 MLB All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
Viva Cepeda!2001DocumentaryHimself
Looking for Oscar2000DocumentaryHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach: San Francisco Giants
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream1995DocumentaryHimself (interviews)
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach
1983 National League Championship Series1983TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Rooster1982TV MovieHimself
1982 MLB All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder
1981 World Series1981TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder
1981 National League Championship Series1981TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder
1981 MLB All-Star Game1981TV SpecialHimself - NL Outfielder
1978 National League Championship Series1978TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder
1977 World Series1977TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder
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