He took the San Francisco Giants to the World Series in 2002 and took the Astros to the Fall Classic last season, coming up short both times.
But this year, Baker finally can add a ring to his collection.
Prior to the start of the World Series, during media day, Astros players were asked a pressing question.
Unbeknownst to them, Baker’s real first name is not “Dusty.”
In fact, his real first name is Johnnie, and when Astros players were asked about his real name, they had no answer.
Do you know what Dusty Baker's real first name is?
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— MLB (@MLB) November 7, 2022
The More You Know
As it turns out, Dusty Baker’s real name is Johnnie Baker, and in a hilarious twist, Astros players were left completely confused when the question was posed to them.
But there’s a first time for everything, and on that day, Astros players learned a little something new, that “Dusty” is merely a nickname for one of the most successful managers in Major League Baseball history.
But the look on each player’s face when they were asked the question is hilarious and priceless.
Not even Baker’s own players knew that his real name wasn’t Dusty.
Now, they know his real name and have given him a World Series ring, something he did not have prior.
Baker has always been revered for being a player’s manager and somebody that every player across baseball looks up to.
But it’s good that his players now know what his real name is.