‘Big teddy bear’ having fierce offensive year for Memphis Redbirds

But to reach the majors, he might have to show his teeth even more

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 24, 2023 4:44 PM CT | Published: May 24, 2023 2:56 PM CT

For first baseman Luken Baker to take the step from Triple-A to the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals or some other team, he’s going to have to “knock the door down,” said Memphis manager Ben Johnson. 


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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