Baker, who led the American League in home runs in 1911, earned the nickname "Homerun" during the 1911 World Series in which he hit a go-ahead home run off Rube Marquard in game two and a ninth-inning game-tying home run off Christy Mathewson in game three. Baker then solidified the nickname by leading the American League in home runs for three more consecutive seasons. Two of those seasons, he also led the American League in runs batted in.
He was born in Trappe, Maryland, broke into the major leagues in 1908 with the Philadelphia Athletics. Baker played thirdbase for the Athletics until 1915 when he sat out the entire season in a contract dispute. He was sold in 1916 to the New York Yankees where he finished his career.
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Two other men named Frank Baker played Major League Baseball.