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    Americans scoring for hibs

    The guys behind me yesterday saying that Hyndman was first American to score for Hibs.

    Gerry Baker (Joe's brother)
    was born in New Rochelle, New York, was capped 7 times by the USA. He scored 43 goals for Hibs.



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    Didn't know that, if I had been asked I would have agreed with them without hesitation 😳

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    Derek Spalding capped for the USA and I recall one raker v Celtic on a windy Wednesday night.
    Donít know what made him eligible.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    Derek Spalding capped for the USA and I recall one raker v Celtic on a windy Wednesday night.
    Donít know what made him eligible.....
    I remember him scoring a scorcher up at Tannadice, midweek game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy Pope View Post
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    Derek Spalding capped for the USA and I recall one raker v Celtic on a windy Wednesday night.
    Donít know what made him eligible.....
    Can Spalding count? Born in Scotland and he didn't emigrate to America till after he left Hibs
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieC View Post
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    Can Spalding count?
    It's his nationality we're interested, not his arithmetical competence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieC View Post
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    Can Spalding count? Born in Scotland and he didn't emigrate to America till after he left Hibs
    Stevie, Hibs knew DS was leaving to get married but retained his registration in case he didn't settle in the US. Technically, he was still a Hibs player
    This is how it feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
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    Stevie, Hibs knew DS was leaving to get married but retained his registration in case he didn't settle in the US. Technically, he was still a Hibs player
    True, but was Scottish when he scored his goals .. and (to the best of my knowledge) didn't score whilst an American.

    And by "score" I mean goals Hibbyradge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieC View Post
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    True, but was Scottish when he scored his goals .. and (to the best of my knowledge) didn't score whilst an American.

    And by "score" I mean goals Hibbyradge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    It's his nationality we're interested, not his arithmetical competence.
    Brilliant

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    Gerry Baker was a superb striker for Hibs and To this day I think in the very early sixties, him scoring them at one end, and Ronnie Simpson stopping them at the other, saved us from relegation.

    Most would know Joe Baker scored 9 goals for us in a Scottish Cup tie, but may not be aware his brother scored 10 in a cup tie for St Mirren.

    Gerryís daughter was an athlete (hurdler?) who represented England and eventually settled in Adelaide.

    His grandson ...whose surname is Strain, actually plays right back in the A League for Adelaide United, so the Baker genes live on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forza Fred View Post
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    Gerry Baker was a superb striker for Hibs and To this day I think in the very early sixties, him scoring them at one end, and Ronnie Simpson stopping them at the other, saved us from relegation.

    Most would know Joe Baker scored 9 goals for us in a Scottish Cup tie, but may not be aware his brother scored 10 in a cup tie for St Mirren.

    Gerryís daughter was an athlete (hurdler?) who represented England and eventually settled in Adelaide.

    His grandson ...whose surname is Strain, actually plays right back in the A League for Adelaide United, so the Baker genes live on....
    Lorraine Baker 800m runner, ran for England at Commonwealth games in Edinburgh and both the LA and Barcelona Olympics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
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    Stevie, Hibs knew DS was leaving to get married but retained his registration in case he didn't settle in the US. Technically, he was still a Hibs player
    And I didn't know that. I also now know that he was a Scot and was () possibly the last US Internationalist to score for us whilst registered at the club.
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    Didn’t know that David Wotherspoon (Spoonie) is now Canadian?

    I know not American but almost.

    Wonder what happened to him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLYHIBS View Post
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    Didnít know that David Wotherspoon (Spoonie) is now Canadian?

    I know not American but almost.

    Wonder what happened to him?
    Still plays for St Johnstone and had a torrid time yesterday according to radio commentary

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLYHIBS View Post
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    Didnít know that David Wotherspoon (Spoonie) is now Canadian?

    I know not American but almost.

    Wonder what happened to him?
    I remember we had a couple of Canadians on the books in the late 90s - Russell Huggon and Emilio Bottiglieri - neither of them made any significant number of appearances and no recollection of either scoring though. Mike Franks was Canadian as well although as a goalie probably even less likely to score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    I remember we had a couple of Canadians on the books in the late 90s - Russell Huggon and Emilio Bottiglieri - neither of them made any significant number of appearances and no recollection of either scoring though. Mike Franks was Canadian as well although as a goalie probably even less likely to score!
    Paul Fenwick Canadian centre half very good player scored four goals for us

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