Dr. Jim Baker
Dr. Jim Baker

Football / Team Physician

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A football tackle at Missouri in 1929-30, Baker later became the University's first team physician in 1938. During a 40-year career, Baker served football coaches Don Faurot, Frank Broyles, Dan Devine and Al Onofrio, and basketball coaches George Edwards, Sparky Stalcup, Bob Vanatta and Norm Stewart, along with the remainder of MU's athletic teams and coaches. In World War II, Baker spent four years as a major in the Army Medical Corps, and was combat command surgeon during the Battle of the Remagen Bridge and the Battle of the Bulge. He earned the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. (DECEASED)

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