case 'Jesse Baker':
Was born in Tacoma in 1934 and graduated from
Bellarmine High School. After graduation, he served in the Navy
before joining the Tacoma Fire Department. He worked for the
department for nearly 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant.
was a catcher and utility infielder for the Tacoma Firefighters, and
as the oldest player on the team he was affectionately referred to
as "Pops." As a member of the firefighter's union executive board,
he played an instrumental role in helping the team members arrange
trading days to allow for tournament travel. He and his wife Nancy
hosted many of the team parties over the years.