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Dusty Baker

Facts About Dusty Baker

Celebrated Name Dusty Baker
Age 73 Years Old
Nick Name Dusty
Birth Name Johnnie B. Baker Jr.
Birth Date 1949-06-14
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Manager
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Riverside, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Horoscope Gemini
Education Del Campo High School
Marital Status Married
Spouse Alica Lee Washinton and Melissa Baker
Children Two
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary Under Review
Sexual Orientation Straight

Dusty Baker is an American Major League Baseball manager for the Houston Astros and retired player. He had a 19-year career as a hard-hitting outfielder, primarily with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. He helped the Dodgers to pennants in 1977 and 1978 and the World Series championship in 1981. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Dusty Baker famous for?

  • An American Major League Baseball manager as well as a retired player. 

Where is Dusty Baker born?

Dusty Baker was born in Riverside, California, the U.S.A. in the year 1949. Currently, he aged 70 years old. Regarding his nationality, He is an American and he is of Afro-American ethnicity. Similarly, His birth sign is Gemini. Information regarding his parents and siblings are yet to be disclosed. For his education, he enrolled at Del Campo High School.

When did Dusty Baker pursue his basketball career?

  • Upon his graduation, Dusty was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1967 amateur draft. He played overall 8 seasons for Braves then was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers. 
  • He helped the Dodgers to represent in 1977 and 1978 and to the World Series championship in 1981. He has also played for San Francisco Giants (1984) and Oakland Athletics (1985-1986).
  • As a player, He won All-Star twice, World Series champion, NLCS MVP, Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award in 1980 and 1981.
  • On 4th October 1986, He retired as a baseball player.

When did Dusty Baker begin his coaching career?

  • After retirement, Dusty began his career as a coach for San Francisco Giants. At first, he served as a first base coach and then spent the following 4 years as the hitting coach and ultimately became the manager in 1993, replacing the departing Roger Craig.
  • In his first season as manager, Baker won the NL Manager of the Year award, leading the team to a 103-59 record.
  • Thus far, He is one of only four Afro-American to have managed a World Series team. He is the second manager to have registered more wins for the club in the Giant's history behind Bruce Bochy.
  • In 2003, He arrived in Chicago Cubs, signing as manager. In his first year, Baker along with pitching staff and big gun batters such as Moises Alou and Sammy Sosa, the Cubs were able to claim their first division in 14 years. He served at Chicago Cubs three years before his departure.
  • Then, he was hired as a manager of the Cincinnati Reds on 13th October 2007, replacing interim manager Pete Mackanin. Baker with his Reds team finished 74-88 and 78-84 in 2008 and 2009, finishing fifth and fourth in the NL Central.
  • On 15th October 2012, Baker signed an extension 2-year agreement contract as a manager with Reds.
  • Following a defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National Leagues Wild Card Games, he was fired as manager of the Reds on 4th October 2013.
  • On 3rd November 2015, He was announced as the new manager for the Washington Nationals. In 2016 seasons, Baker and the Nationals won the NL East but defeat in the NLDS against Dodgers.
  • The following season, he led the Nationals team to another NL East Championship. On 20th October 2017, the Washington Nationals announced the departure of him.
  • On January 29th, 2020, the Astros announced they hired him as their new manager to replace A.J. Hinch, who had been fired in the wake of the Astros sign-stealing scandal. The contract was for one year with a club option for a second year.
  • Besides these, he also served as an ESPN analyst and served in a similar role the following season. Similarly, he joined TBS as a studio analyst for the final two weeks of their regular-season coverage as well as for their coverage of the National League playoff in the year 2015.

Is Dusty Baker married or not?

Dusty Baker is a married man. He tied the wedding knot with Melissa Baker on 27th November 1994. The couple welcomed their first child together on 11th February 1999.

However, Melissa is not only the lady in his life, previously; He was married to Alica Lee Washinton. The ex-couple became proud parents following the birth of their daughter Natasha Lichon Baker on 29th September 

What is the net worth of Dusty Baker?

Dusty Baker is a professional and retired basketball player who earns the sum of the good amount of money and salary from his profession in the field of the sports industry since 1968. As per online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $40 million at present. However, his salary is under review.

How tall is Dusty Baker?

Being a player, Dusty has an athletic body with black eyes and hair color. Similarly, he has a decent height and weight. His other body information is currently unknown. In the case of an update, we will let you know.