Originally a half-back Baillie started his career with the St. Roch’s club and became a full-back after making his debut with Celtic in September 1946 Joe Baillie went onto make 177 appearances for the Park Head club. In 1951 he was an integral part of the ‘Bhoys’ side that won the Scottish Cup in fact he set up the winning goal for John McPhail. He then fell out of favour and was signed by Stan Cullis.
His time at Molineux lasted just thirteen months and he made just the one appearance replacing the injured Eddie Stuart.
He then had a year at Bristol City for whom he made just ten appearances before transferring to Leicester City. Joe who had considered retirement before moving to Filbert Street soon settled in and went on to make 80 appearances. He helped Leicester avoid relegation despite being in the side beaten 5-1 at Molineux on 1 February 1958. He then had a spell with Bradford Park Avenue for whom he made seven appearances in there 1960/61 promotion winning season. A Slater when he left school, Baillie worked as a Bevin Boy minor in lieu of Nation Service. Baillie was tragically killed when the car he was driving skidded into the River Kelvin in his native Glasgow.
Football League Appearances: 93, Goals: 1.
Debut: Huddersfield Town (H) 12/2/55.
Debut: Preston North End ‘R’ (a) 6/11/54.