Baker, James Edward ‘Jimmy’

Right-Half

Born: Trethomas, Rhondda (Wales) 5 May 1994; Died: Coventry 27 March 1979.

Career: Lovells Athletic, WOLVES May 26, Coventry City May 29, Lovells Athletic 1932, Coventry City Feb 33, Bristol City Jne 35, Colchester United Jly 37.

Following his transfer from Welsh club and Western League champions Lovells Athletic, Jimmy Baker became a regular for the clubs reserves in the Central League and went onto make 68 appearances netting five goals whilst making the odd outing for the First XI replacing either Frank Higham or Albert Kay.

From Wolves he joined Coventry City and became a regular for the Third Division (South) club. He was made captain in 1931 but some what surprisingly rejoined Welsh League champions Lovells Athletic in 1932 but rejoined the Warwickshire club the following spring. He went make 198 appearances for Coventry City onto help them to the Division Three (South) runners-up spot in 1934 and to two Division (Three) South Cup semi-finals. He then had a spell at Ashton Gate making 10 appearances before dropping into the Southern League with Colchester United and retired in 1938.

Football League Appearances: 208, Goals: 11.

First Team

Debut: Fulham (h) 30/4/27.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1926/27 3 3
1927/28 10 1 11
1928/29 3 3
Total 16 1 17
Reserves

Debut: West Bromwich Albion ‘R’ (a) 4/9/26.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1926/27 18 18 2
1927/28 21 1 22 3
1928/29 26 2 28
Total 65 3 68 5