Sheffield born wing half Lawrie Baker joined Second Division Blackpool in August 1919 having played for Darnall Old Boys and Beighton prior to World War One, making his Football League debut against Bury in April 1920. However he was very much a fringe player at Bloomfield Road and joined Leeds United in May 1923 after a mere 19 appearances. He played 10 times for Leeds as they won the Second Division Championship in 1923-24 but only once the following season in the First Division, and he was allowed to join Barnsley in May 1925. His 4 years at Barnsley saw him score once in 79 games, a winner at Oldham Athletic in April 1928 and his only career goal, before a move to Rochdale in May 1929. He played 35 games for Dale in 1929-30, and moved to Nelson in August 1930, where he played just 7 times that autumn before retirement.