Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker

About Dusty Baker

Johnnie B. 'Dusty' Baker, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American former player and current manager in Major League Baseball, currently the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed a 19-year career as an outfielder, mostly with the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. He managed the San Francisco Giants, leading them to the 2002 National League pennant, and the Chicago Cubs before taking his current job with the Reds. Baker is widely credited with having played an integral part in inventing the first ever high five. Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1967 amateur draft out of Del Campo High School near Sacramento, California, Dusty Baker began his professional baseball career as an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves in 1968. After spending sixteen full seasons with the Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as short tenures with both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, Baker finished his career as a player with a .

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