Did you watch the Little League World Series? If you did, then you know the team from El Segundo, CA won the championship! Well, there’s a Southie connection. Max Baker, who plays for El Segundo, has ties to the neighborhood. His father is Jack Baker from East Eighth Street, who was an impressive athlete who played in the South Boston Little League – for Adams Food Shop with legendary coach Kenny Preskenis. Jack was also a great hockey player and went on to play for the BU Terriers. Many years ago, Jack moved to California and now has a family out there.
Max’s grandparents are Billy and Rachel Baker.
Special thank you to Jay Rooney – for giving us the scoop!