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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 Name||Dusty Baker|
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Date Of Birth||June 15, 1949|
|Place Of Birth||Riverside, California, USA|
|Education||Del Campo High School|
|Children||Natosha Baker, Darren Baker|
|Parents||Christine Baker, Johnnie Baker Sr.|
|1||Named manager of the Washington Nationals on November 5, 2015.|
|2||Manager 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. |
|4||Was on deck when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record.|
|5||Daughter Natosha (b. 29 September 1979) by Alice Lee.|
|6||Father 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.|
|7||Member 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.|
|8||Finished 4th in voting for 1980 National League MVP. Finished 7th in voting for 1981 National League MVP.|
|9||Won 1981 National League Gold Glove Award as Outfielder.|
|10||1977 National League Championship Series MVP.|
|11||Member 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.|
|12||Manager of the San Francisco Giants (1993-2002), Chicago Cubs (2003-2006), and Cincinnati Reds (2008-present).|
|13||Two-time NL All-Star (1981-1982)|
|14||Speaks fluent Spanish.|
|15||His mother nicknamed him "Dusty" because one day he came home dirty from playing baseball.|
|16||He 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.|
|17||Batted .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)|
|18||4-time BWAA NL Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000, 2002)|
|Sunday Night Baseball||1993-2013||TV Series||Himself - San Francisco Giants Manager / Himself - Chicago Cubs Manager / Himself - Cincinnati Reds Manager|
|Prime 9||2009-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Living with COPD: A Guide for African Americans||2005||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Spokesperson|
|The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime||2004||Video documentary short||Himself|
|2003 National League Championship Series||2003||TV Series||Himself - Chicago Cubs Manager|
|2003 MLB All-Star Game||2003||TV Special||Himself - NL Manager: Chicago Cubs|
|Play Ball!: The Authentic Little League Baseball Guide to Rules & Regulations||2003||Video||Himself|
|2002 World Series||2002||Video documentary||Himself (San Francisco Giants Manager)|
|2002 National League Championship Series||2002||TV Series||Himself - San Francisco Giants Manager|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000-2001||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2001 MLB All-Star Game||2001||TV Special||Himself|
|Looking for Oscar||2000||Documentary||Himself|
|1997 MLB All-Star Game||1997||TV Special||Himself - NL Coach: San Francisco Giants|
|Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream||1995||Documentary||Himself (interviews)|
|1994 MLB All-Star Game||1994||TV Special||Himself - NL Coach|
|1983 National League Championship Series||1983||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|
|Just Men!||1983||TV Series||Himself|
|1982 MLB All-Star Game||1982||TV Special||Himself - NL Outfielder|
|1981 World Series||1981||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|
|1981 National League Championship Series||1981||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|
|1981 MLB All-Star Game||1981||TV Special||Himself - NL Outfielder|
|1978 National League Championship Series||1978||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|
|1977 World Series||1977||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|
|1977 National League Championship Series||1977||TV Series||Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder|