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Doc Baker

Charles "Doc" Baker was an early professional American football halfback for the Akron Indians of the "Ohio League" from 1906-1908. He returned to ... More »Charles "Doc" Baker was an early professional American football halfback for the Akron Indians of the "Ohio League" from 1906-1908. He returned to the team for one last season in 1911. He was the second-ever African American to play professional football, the first being Charles Follis. Baker, earned his nickname, "Doc", while serving as an aide to a physician in Akron, Ohio. He also a target of opponents trying to injure him. Although Baker was never implicated, his football experience was marred by several gambling scandals. According to a 1911 article the Canton Respository, Baker was involved in just about every offensive and defensive play during a game between the Akron Indians and the Canton Professionals (later renamed the Canton Bulldogs in 1915). Very little is known of his life outside of football. However it is known that he was raised in the Akron Children’s Home, an orphanage, and is believed to have died in the early 1920s. [ Wikipedia ]

Tallahassee Nights Live: Must See Talent!

It's a place where local people with star quality can showcase their talent....and the audience can enjoy a show like none other in our area. It's been entertaining audiences for four years now. Tallahassee Nights Live or TNL has changed venues several times to accommodate the growing crowd. ...

Look Back To Yesterday The Final Chapter Part One

Doc Baker and Reverend Alden came in for their normal breakfast around 8am. It was always good to see them. I had grown up with them both and they were like relatives to me. Doc Baker had treated me during my childhood for everything from the measles to cuts, scrapes and bruises. ...

Is It Worth It???

As the Ingalls drove into town, Charles could see Doc Baker standing by the stage station. "Mornin', Charles! Caroline, Girls! Not a house-call, Charles. You see, there's a medical convention in Minneapolis, held every year. This year, I finally saved up enough money to go. So, I'm ...

What If She Dies?

“Harriet,” said Nels, “is that pain still bothering you?” “I think you should go see Doc Baker,” he said. “Nels I told you!” she snapped in her shrill voice. “I’m fine!” Nels just shook his head. Harriet was a strange stubborn woman. Harriet had no problem inventing a reason to visit ...

RPG Character Sheets

Even if you are a girl, you can be Almanzo, Charles, Albert, or Doc Baker, etc. It doesn’t matter. Several people can choose to be the same character BUT there are rules. This only applies to certain characters, characters that we see at different stages in the show. For example the ...

Drew Droege Reveals Why Playing Nellie Oleson Is Anything But A Drag / Queerty

The craziest episode I remember is when some medicine man named Doc Baker came to town and shoved needles into the toes of the children. It was so deliciously insane. The TV series was such a wholesome piece of Americana. What’s the appeal for contemporary sophisticated gays? The drama! ...

"Times Are Changing"

I watched this last night or tried too, but it was as sad for me as the last one almost. Seeing Charles pack up his things, the Little House emptying of the Ingall's and being full of the Carter's things (and I agree way too much furniture) I realize other options were given but they wanted it ...

Any characters ever show up in your dreams???

I once had a really um... interesting dream, regarding Doc Baker. I was his co-doctor and we were living together to say the least... Our bedroom was kickin! With a computer, a huge 4 posted bed, lovely lace coutains and many windows. I have no idea where the computer came from or even ...

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