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Darrel Baldock
Personal information
Birth 29 September 1938 (1938-09-29) (age 71)Devonport, Tasmania
Recruited from Latrobe
Height and weight 177cm
Playing career¹
Debut 1962, St Kilda vs. Collingwood, at
Team(s) St Kilda 1962-1968

119 games, 236 goals

Coaching career¹
Team(s) St Kilda 1987-1989

62 games, 18 wins, 44 losses

¹ Statistics to end of 2005 season
Career highlights

Darrel John "The Doc" Baldock (born 29 September 1938 in Devonport, Tasmania) is a former Australian rules football player who was the first (and to date, only) captain of a premiership-winning St. Kilda Football Club (in 1966) and is a Legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He also represented Tasmania in two first class cricket matches.


Football playing career

Baldock was recruited from Latrobe in Tasmania and was famous for his football handling skills and balance. "Doc" played at Centre half-forward and was made captain of St. Kilda's "Team of the Century" in 2002, and named as the initial "legend" in the St. Kilda Football Club Hall of Fame in 2003.

Apart from playing in the Victorian Football League with St Kilda, Baldock played 71 games for East Devonport (1955-1958, club best and fairest 1955); 158 games for Latrobe (1959-1961 and 1969-1974); 4 games for New Norfolk (1975); as well as 15 Tasmanian state representative games and 20 North-West Football Union representative games.

Political career

Baldock became a member of the House of Assembly in the Tasmanian Parliament on 22 April 1972. He was a member of the Australian Labor Party and was a state minister from 1975-82. After a 15 year parliamentary career he resigned on the 30 June 1987 to become coach of St Kilda.

Darrell Baldock
Tasmanian Tigers
Batting style Right Hand Batsman (RHB)
Bowling type Right Arm Medium (RM)
First Class List A Matches Twenty20 Matches
Matches 2 0 0
Runs scored 86 0 0
Batting average 21.50 0.00 0.00
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 54 0 0
Balls bowled 0 0 0
Wickets 0 0 0
Bowling average 0.00 0.00 0.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 0/0 0/0 0/0
Catches/stumpings 3/0 0/0 0/0

As of 27 May 2007

Coaching career

Baldock was the senior coach at St Kilda from 1987 to 1989. In his first year he lifted them off the bottom of the ladder but also suffered a minor stroke. He continued to coach for a further 2 years.


He has retired and lives in Tasmania where he races horses.


Baldock was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in its inception in 1996 (as a Player) and was upgraded to Legend in 2006. In 2004, he was named on the half forward flank and as captain in the Tasmanian Team of The Century. Baldock was also honoured by having the Northern Tasmania Football League 2000 Best and Fairest medal named after him.

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Preceded by
Neil Roberts
St Kilda captain
Succeeded by
Ian Stewart
Preceded by
Allan Davis
St Kilda Football Club coach
Succeeded by
Ken Sheldon


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