Doug Baker made his major league debut on July 2nd, 1984, with what would eventually become the World Champion Detroit Tigers. Shortstop Alan Trammell was having soreness in his throwing arm, and Baker was called up from Triple-A to fill in. Baker went on to play in 43 games in 1984, and to play in a few scattered games with Detroit from 1985-1987. He arrived too late in the season for a 1984 card, so his first major league card was this one from 1985.
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