Debut: Round 7, 1949 v St Kilda, aged 19 years, 347 days
Carlton Player No. 632
Last game: Round 14, 1951 v Richmond, aged 22 years, 50 years
Guernsey No. 34|
DOB: 15 June, 1929
Baxter wore #34| in 28 games for Carlton, commencing in Season 1949. He booted 22 goals for the Blues and was recruited from Werribee. Baxter was a member of the reserves 1951 premiership team.
Baxter had 2 brothers who would also make it to the 'big league', with his brother Ken something of a goal-kicking fiend at Carlton and Bill, a prominent player for the Demons.
Baxter took up the position as senior coach for Port Fairy for the 1952 season and a playing career that spanned a further eleven seasons, 692 goals (still a Hampden League record) and a senior premiership in 1958. So loved was Bernie in the town that the footy ground's scoreboard was named after him for perpetuity.
Career Highlights1951 - Reserves Premiership Player
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