Only a year after being drafted in the second round by the Minnesota Twins, former OSU pitcher Scott Baker is headed to Cooperstown. <BR><BR> Baker is scheduled to make his major league debut, sort of, on June 14. The Twins have selected him to start against the Atlanta Braves in the 58th annual Hall of Fame Game at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

After the game, Scott Baker is slated to return to the minors but is projected to be up with the Twins to stay by late this season or next spring.

Baker's first seven starts this season came for Single-A Fort Myers, where he was 4-2 with a 2.40 ERA. He was selected to the Florida State League's All-Star Game, but won't be able to appear because he has been promoted to New Britain.

In his first Double-A start, Baker came within two outs of a seven-inning perfect game. Through his first four starts at New Britain, Baker went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA. On June 3, Baker pitched a three-hit shutout, walked none and struck out nine to beat New Hampshire.

Baker pitched for the Cowboys from 2001-03. Last year, Baker closed his OSU career by going 10-4, 3.20. That included a four-hitter to beat OU. After signing with the Twins, Baker went 3-1, 2.49 at Single-A Quad Cities. Rockcats

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