Garry “Bull” Baker is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, Footscray, and Sydney. A ruckman, Baker was originally from Meeniyan and started his career at Footscray before moving to Melbourne where he played most of his football. He won Melbourne’s best and fairest in 1978. In 1983 he joined Sydney who was playing just their second season in the city, he played a total of 147 games and kicked 126 goals. He later played for and coached both Mordialloc and Moorabbin in the Victorian Football Association and is currently the owner of two successful restaurants in Tasmania.

Topics we discussed:

  • Where he started and played his junior footy
  • His favorite footy position
  • Mentors who influenced career
  • Garry’s leadership style when he was vice-captain
  • Challenges in his career
  • Fave TV series or movie

People mentioned:

  • Ted Whitton
  • Glenn Mclean
  • Nathan Fyfe
  • Marcus Bontempelli
  • Patrick Cripps
  • Max Gawn
  • Stefen Martin
  • Tim English
  • Tom Mcdonald
  • Ben Brown
  • Bayley Fritsch
  • Tom Lynch
  • Jack Riewoldt
  • Dustin Martin
  • Bobe Rose
  • Bob Skilton
  • Robert Flower
  • Ron Barassi
  • Christian Petrecca
  • Greg Voss

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