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Jeffrey Glen Baker

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Jeff Baker was the top USA star in the 1999 World Junior Championship, outperforming Joe Mauer and Carlos Quentin as the US won Gold. Baker hit .481 with a team-high 12 RBI and his 8 runs were second on the club behind Drew Meyer. In the Gold Medal game, the US shortstop hit a 2-run single in the 8th to beat Taiwan, 10-9.

Baker set the Clemson University career record with 59 home runs. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2002 amateur draft and was signed by scout Jay Matthews. He made his pro debut with the Asheville Tourists in 2003.

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