James Baxter
Biographical details
Born(1892-10-01)October 1, 1892
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJuly 26, 1961(1961-07-26) (aged 68)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materKenyon
Playing career
1916–1919Toledo Maroons
1923Racine Legion
1924Kenosha Maroons
1914Toledo Mud Hens
1915Jackson Vets
1915Flint Vehicles
1927Toledo Mud Hens
Position(s)Quarterback, defensive back (football)
Relief pitcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record

James Richard Baxter (October 1, 1892 – July 26, 1961) was a minor league baseball player and an American football player and coach.[1]

Minor League Baseball

Baxter played for the Toledo Mud Hens of the Southern Michigan League in 1914 and later the American Association in 1927.[2] He also played for the Jackson Vets and Flint Vehicles of the Southern Michigan League in 1915.

College football coach

Baxter served as the head football coach at University of Toledo for a lone season in 1918, compiling a record of 1–1.

Professional football

Baxter played for two season in the National Football League (NFL), first for the Racine Legion in 1923 and later for the Kenosha Maroons in 1924.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Toledo Blue and Gold (Independent) (1918)
1918 Toledo 1–1
Toledo: 1–1
Total: 1–1


  1. ^ "Jimmy Baxter". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Mud Hens Historical Section" (PDF). milb.com. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "James Baxter". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved June 18, 2019.