TEAM: Washington Senators
Born: March 4, 1895 - July 26, 1976
Born Michael Myron Silverman, shortstop Jesse Baker played a single game for the Washington Senators on Sept. 14, 1919. His major-league career was cut short when he was spiked by Detroit’s Ty Cobb, who stole second base by coming in spikes high, as was his vicious habit.
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At 5-foot-4, Baker is tied with Reuben Ewing as the shortest Jewish major leaguers.
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