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John Baker

Florida Marlins — No. 21
Catcher
Born: January 20, 1981 (1981-01-20) (age 28)
Alameda, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
MLB debut
July 9, 2008 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .281
Home runs     14
Runs batted in     82
On base percentage     .364
Teams

John David Baker (born January 20, 1981 in Alameda, California) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Florida Marlins.

He graduated from De La Salle High School (Concord, California) in 1999 before attending the University of California, Berkeley. As a junior in 2002, he led the Pac-10 with a .383 batting average and was selected to the All Pac-10 team.

During the offseason he taught Physical Education at St. Isidore School in Danville, California.

Major League career

Baker was drafted in 2002 by the Oakland Athletics in the 4th round of the amateur draft. He was mentioned several times in Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball.

His first major league hit was a solo home run off Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 10, 2008.

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