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Hobey Baker
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Birth Date:January 15, 1892
Astrology Sign:Capricron
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Died Date:December 21, 1918

Occupation:Hockey player

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Hobey Baker

Biography:Hobey Baker (January 15, 1892 - December 21, 1918), more fully Hobart Amory Hare Baker, was a noted sportsman.

Born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering Princeton in 1910 Baker attended St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire where Malcom Gordon was coach. He attended Princeton University as a member of the class of 1914, was elected to Ivy Club, and played baseball, football and hockey. Hobey Baker was the first great American hockey player. He worked at J. P. Morgan Bank and played amateur hockey with the St. Nicholas Club in New York City in 1915-1917. On America's entry into World War I, he enlisted, left for Europe in 1917, and by 1918 was a member of the Lafayette Escadrille (103rd Aero Squadron) and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. Hobey was an ace fighter pilot in World War I, leading a squad known as the "Flying Tigers." Having received his orders to return home, he took one final flight test piloting a Spad at the end of the war, dying when it crashed.

The Hobey Baker Memorial Award is given annually to the top American college hockey player, and Princeton's Hobart Baker Memorial Rink is named for him. He is referred to twice in the novel This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The character of Allenby is based on Hobey, and the lead character is named Amory in tribute to Hobey. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 and in 1973, he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Hobey Baker Memorial Rink on Princeton University's campus is also named in his honor.

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Hobey Baker's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: January 15, 1892

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Hobey Baker's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: January 15, 2018

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