Lost Advertisements–“Home Run” Baker for Coca-Cola

23 Aug



A 1916 advertisement featuring Frank “Home Run” Baker.

Slugging Third Baseman of the New York Yankees says that of all the beverages, the one that makes a hit with him Coca-Cola

Baker was sold to the Yankees for $37,500 in February of 1916 after the star of the Philadelphia Athletics had sat out the 1915 season over a salary dispute with Connie Mack.  The Hall of Famer remained a star while in New York, but never again put up the numbers he did before missing an entire season in the prime of his career.

6 Responses to “Lost Advertisements–“Home Run” Baker for Coca-Cola”


  1. Lost Advertisements–Germany Schaefer for Coca-Cola | Baseball History Daily - August 30, 2013

    […] 1916 Coca-Cola advertisement featuring another new member of the New York Yankees, coach Herman “Germany” “The Prince” […]

  2. “I’d be Perfectly Willing to Split with Uncle Sam” | Baseball History Daily - November 14, 2013

    […] Frank “Home Run” Baker of the Philadelphia athletics, who earned between $8,000 and $9,000, and was sitting out the 1915 season in a salary dispute said regarding his teammate Eddie Collins, who earned $15,000: […]

  3. “Is Napoleon Lajoie a Hoodoo?” | Baseball History Daily - November 14, 2014

    […] Plank, (Charles “Chief”) Bender, (Jack) Coombs, and (Jack) Barry were sold (or released), while (Frank) Baker played bush league ball because Connie would not meet his salary demands, and the famous $100,000 […]

  4. Lost Advertisements–Bull Durham’s Fan for a Fan | Baseball History Daily - May 29, 2015

    […] addition to the Christy Mathewson fan featured in the ad,  Ty Cobb, Hal Chase, Frank Baker, and Larry Doyle were also available; the fans themselves included a facsimile signature of the […]

  5. Murphy’s “Billion Dollar Team” | Baseball History Daily - August 17, 2015

    […] Frank Baker, third base […]

  6. “Maryland is the Home Run State” | Baseball History Daily - March 25, 2016

    […] spoke to all three:  Bentley, Frank Baker, born in Trappe, Maryland, and Babe Ruth, born in […]

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