case 'Jesse Baker':
Was born in Tacoma in 1950 and graduated from
Lincoln High School in 1969, where he ran cross country and track
under coach Dan Watson. He joined the Tacoma Fire Department in 1976
and retired as Captain of the Hazardous Materials Unit and Engine 12
after 28 years with the department.
Mike was a longtime third
basemen for the Tacoma Firefighters, and his speed on the basepaths
allowed him to score from second on fly balls to turn long outs in
to run-scoring sacrifice flies. He was named to several tournament
all-star teams during his playing career. He and his wife Denice
live in Tacoma.