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Darren Baker Is Drafted by the Washington Nationals



Darren Baker, the player who was involved in the historic 2002 World Series incident, was taken in the MLB Draft

Darren Baker

Darren Baker : During the 2002 World Series, Dusty Baker’s son was involved in an infamous event when J.T. Snow pushed the then-San Francisco Giants batboy out of the way at the last minute.

While the Giants lost in the World Series to the Anaheim Angels that year, Darren Baker and Snow created a moment that would live on in the minds of fans for years to come.

Snow, who had just scored on a Kenny Lofton triple, plucked the batboy out of the way of David Bell, who was on his way home as well, just escaping a collision.

In 2019, Darren Baker told The Athletic, “That play is always the first thing I get asked about.”

“We could have won a big game if I had done something to assist the team win, and it’s always the first thing people question me about.”


Now, as a part of the Washington Nationals’ organisation, he will create his own memories on the diamond.

Baker was taken in the 10th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Nationals on Monday.

“You look at your father and think, ‘OK, well, Darren is going to fill out,’ and you say, ‘OK, well, we’ll wait for him to fill out a little bit.’

” Kris Kline, Washington’s associate general manager and vice president of scouting operations, told

“I’d love to see if he could just develop the skill to drag bunt once or twice a game when he gets out in pro league.

Get 10, 15, or 20 extra-base hits, and make the most of his biggest weapon, his speed.”

Baker attended Cal and batted.327 with 28 stolen bases in 55 games in 2021. He also had 73 hits and 44 runs batted in.

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