PLAYER PROFILE

NORM BAKER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Norm Baker was voted Canada’s top basketball player of the first half of the 20th century.  At age 19, Baker was a member of the Victoria Dominoes, the Senior National basketball Championship team in 1939. With Baker in a staring role, the  Dominoes won two more national championships in 1942 and 1946. Baker turned professional in 1946,  but was released after  only four games for the Chicago Stags of the Basketball Association of America. Baker played for two years as a member of the Vancouver Hornets in the  Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League (1946-48).  Baker finished second in league scoring in 1946 with  18.6  points per game average.  In the 1947-48  season, he led the PCPBL in scoring with 20.8 points per game average. Baker also played two years for the New York Celtics, Stars of America and Boston Whirlwinds, the traveling opponents of the Harlem Globetrotters. Following his basketball career Baker worked as a police officer, and coached basketball and lacrosse.  He was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1978 and Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.

 

NORM BAKER Height: 6:02 Weight: 180 College: None
Norman Henry Baker Born: Feb 17, 1923 Died:  Apr 23, 1989 Hometown: Victoria, BC
REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1946-47 Chicago BAA 4 1 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1946-47 Vancouver PCL 37 688 18.6
1947-48 Vancouver PCL 51 1060 20.8
1948-49 Indep
1949-50 New York Celtics Indep
1950-51 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
Major League Totals 4 1 0 0 .000 0 0.0
POST SEASON RECORD
1946-17 Vancouver PCL 10 160 16.0
1946-47 Portland Indians WBT 1 0 1 2 .500 1 1.0
1947-48 Vancouver-Bellingham PCL 7 153 21.9
Major League Totals 1 0 1 2 .500 1 1.0
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