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Dusty Baker
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Dusty Baker

Johnnie "Dusty" Baker, Jr. (born June 15, 1949 in Riverside, California) is a successful manager in Major League Baseball.

After having led the San Francisco Giants in 2002 to the World Series, where they were defeated by the Anaheim Angels, he guided the Chicago Cubs to the NLCS in 2003. The Cubs came within 5 outs of reaching the Series before losing to the Florida Marlins in 7 games; Baker would have become the first manager to lead different teams to the World Series in consecutive years. As of 2004, he remains manager of the Cubs.

Baker also had an illustrious career as an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland A's from 1968 to 1986, winning a World Series as a player with the Dodgers in 1981. Baker was on deck when Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, breaking the record previously held by Babe Ruth.

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