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Tom Baxter

Tom Baxter

1907-1911
3

89 CFC Games Played

74 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
23 February 1884
Date of Death
8 May 1959
Recruited From
Maldon
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1907
Height:
173cm
Weight:
73kg

Biography

A rover from Maldon, Baxter played in Collingwood’s 1910 premiership side, but was suspended for a season for fighting.

Baxter had been involved in a vicious clash during the last quarter with Carlton’s Jack Bacquie, sparking a heated response from almost every other player on the ground.

A wild melee erupted and the scenes were strongly condemned in the Melbourne media.

Baxter and Bacquie were suspended for a year, but not long after, the VFL received a letter from Collingwood’s Richard Daykin, who had announced his retirement from the game. He claimed it was him, not Baxter, who had been responsible for sparking the Grand Final melee, claiming a mistaken identity.

Incredibly, the VFL took the letter seriously and organised a fresh hearing. The umpire who laid the report insisted it was Baxter, but the VFL tribunal controversially overturned the report.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1907-1911 89 74 8 64%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1907 16 7 0

1907 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 View match >
Round 2 St Kilda L 1 0 View match >
Round 3 Sydney L 0 View match >
Round 4 Melbourne L 0 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 0 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 0 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 2 0 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 2 0 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 0 View match >
Round 12 Essendon W 0 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 0 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda L 0 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 0 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 1 0 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1908 18 9 0

1908 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong L 0 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 0 View match >
Round 3 University W 1 0 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 0 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 2 0 View match >
Round 6 Richmond W 1 0 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 0 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 1 0 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 1 0 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 0 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 0 View match >
Round 12 University W 0 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 0 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 0 0 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 0 0 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 2 0 0 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 1 0 0 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 0 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1909 15 12 0

1909 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Carlton L 2 0 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 View match >
Round 5 Sydney L 0 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 1 0 View match >
Round 7 University W 0 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 0 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 3 0 View match >
Round 12 Carlton W 0 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 1 0 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 View match >
Round 15 Essendon L 1 0 View match >
Round 16 University D 0 View match >
Round 17 Geelong W 2 0 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 2 0 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 0 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1910 21 15 0

1910 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 0 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 3 0 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda W 2 0 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 1 0 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 1 0 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 1 0 View match >
Round 7 Richmond W 0 View match >
Round 8 University W 1 0 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 0 0 View match >
Round 10 Carlton L 0 View match >
Round 11 Sydney L 0 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 0 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 0 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 1 0 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 0 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 0 View match >
Round 17 University W 3 0 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 2 0 0 View match >
Semi Final Essendon W 0 View match >
Preliminary Final Sydney W 0 View match >
Grand Final Carlton W 0 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1911 19 31 0 3

1911 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 4 0 3 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 2 0 3 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 1 0 3 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 0 3 View match >
Round 5 Sydney W 3 0 3 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 2 0 3 View match >
Round 7 University W 2 0 3 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 1 0 3 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 4 0 3 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 0 3 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy L 1 0 3 View match >
Round 12 Geelong W 0 3 View match >
Round 13 Essendon L 0 3 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 1 0 3 View match >
Round 16 University W 1 0 3 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 0 3 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 4 0 3 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 3 0 3 View match >
Grand Final Essendon L 1 0 3 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 89 74
Avg/Game   0.83
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

122

Total AFL Games
100
Total AFL Goals
81
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1907
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1911
Recruited From
Maldon
Full Name
Tom Baxter

Awards

  • Leading Goalkicker (Gordon Coventry Trophy)
    1911
  • Premiership
    1910
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