Dusty Baker the manager of the Houston Astros is all set to lead his team in the MLB season. We take a look into the former outfielder’s family as we gear up for the new season. Read on to find out more about his wife and son.
Dusty Baker’s Impressive Career
Johnnie B. “Dusty” Baker Jr. was born on the 15th of June, 1949.
He played in Major League Baseball for 19 seasons, most eminently with the Los Angeles Dodgers. During these years he was a two-time All-Star, and won two Silver Slugger Awards, and a Gold Glove Award.
He has garnered 45 years of MLB experience not just as a player but also as a manager and coach. He is also the recipient of three Manager Of The Year awards and two World Series appearances – in 2002 and 2021.
Dusty Baker won his 2,000th game in May of 2022. He is the 12th manager and first black man in Major League Baseball history to accomplish this. He landed a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
In an interview leading up to the game, he said: “You can’t look back because you have work to do going forward. And you can’t gloat about what you’ve done until after your career is over. Then, when your career is over, you assess the entire situation. But while you’re in it, you don’t have time to do that”.
About Dusty Baker’ Wife Melissa Baker And Son Darren Baker
Reportedly, Dusty’s wife Melissa Baker, was there to watch the game with a friend group. ESPN reported that “Melissa Baker smiled as she filmed her husband post-game from the stands as the big screen displayed a picture of him with the words ‘2K Wins’ in huge white letters.”
Dusty was initially married to Alice Lee Washington. She gave birth to his first daughter a child, Natosha Lichon Baker, in 1979. Later they split and he married Melissa in 1994. They have a son together named Darren Baker.
The 23-year-old played for the California Golden Bears during his college career.
However latterly, Washington Nationals selected Darren in the tenth round of the 2021 MLB draft.
Now the 2022 MLB All-Star Game is on the edge. The 92nd edition of the Midsummer Classic is going to be held on Tuesday night 19th of July, location: Dodger Stadium in L.A. Dusty Baker is no doubt all geared up to lead his team, the Houston Astros, towards success this MLB season.
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