George has lodged a parliamentary motion acknowledging the career of Gerry Baker who sadly passed away at the weekend. Gerry was part of the team that won the Scottish Cup in 1959, his first season with the club.
‘Although I never saw Gerry Baker play for St Mirren I have been told how he was such an important part of the wonderful 1959 Scottish cup wining team. My Dad and other members of my family would go as far to say we have never had a centre forward of his class since, at St Mirren Park.
‘For me the legacy of men like Davie Lapsley and Gerry Baker and their team mates in that team are that most of us in Paisley still know about their achievements. Paisley’ s thoughts are with his family but we can say that he gave our town so much during his time here.’
Motion Number: S4M-07517
Lodged By: George Adam
Date Lodged: 26/08/2013
Title: Gerry Baker, St Mirren Hall of Fame Inductee
That the Parliament offers its condolences to the family and friends of Gerry Baker, the former St Mirren player, who passed away on 24 August 2013, aged 75; considers that Gerry became a Paisley legend in his first season at St Mirren when the team won the Scottish Cup in 1959; understands that Gerry made 81 appearances for the Saints, scoring 65 goals before joining Manchester City in 1960; notes that Gerry was born in New York and represented the USA on 7 occasions, and acknowledges what it sees as his deserved induction into the St Mirren Hall of Fame in 2007.