It’s been 15 years since Darren Baker nearly got trampled at home plate of Pacific Bell Park. It was Game 5 of the 2002 World Series, and J.T. Snow rounded third only to see Darren – the three-year-old son of then-Giants manager Dusty Baker – was standing at the plate. If not for Snow’s help, David Bell would have been on a collision course with Darren.
And today, when the Washington Nationals selected Darren in the 27th round with the 823rd pick of the MLB Draft, Darren became a part of the same organization that his father manages.
Are you feeling old yet?
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Baker is currently committed to Cal, so it appears unlikely that anyone will see the potential father-son duo in Nationals Park for some time. But one thing is for sure, Darren’s come a long way since that night at home plate.