Dusty Baker, was an all around athlete who excelled at hockey and baseball. In 1937, Dusty was hired on at the McIntyre Mine, but in reality was brought up to play for the mine’s hockey and baseball teams. Dusty also played in the AHL with St. Louis and the USHL with Tulsa and St. Paul.
Dusty worked at the Mac Arena for the Township of Tisdale and later as part of the Parks and Recreation Department. Dusty was always involved in sport and gave back to the community with coaching both hockey and ball.
He was also part of the early ringette scene and opportunities for girls in sport. In 1978, he was awarded the Ken Need Memorial Trophy for his outstanding contribution to minor hockey in Northern Ontario. In 1997, in recognition of the years of service and volunteering to the local sporting scene, two new ball fields located on Vipond Road were called the Dusty Baker Ball Diamonds.