Leigh born centre forward Bill Baldwin joined Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in 1929 from Leigh before joining Chesterfield in May 1930, making his Football League debut at Barrow that September and scoring in a 3-0 victory. However despite 3 goals that autumn in only 4 appearances he couldn’t get a berth in the first team and moved to Barrow in June 1931. He scored once in 8 games at Barrow before moving to Second Division Oldham Athletic in May 1932, but he was restricted to only one appearance for The Latics. A move to Southport in June 1933 saw more success, he was the club’s second highest goalscorer with 13 in 26 appearances, but once again he moved, this time to Gillingham in June 1934. He top scored at Gillingham with 14 goals in his first season and over 2 seasons scored 28 times in 66 games, before he moved to Crewe Alexandra in June 1936, where he failed to make an impression playing only once for Alex that autumn before retiring from the professional game.