The Baker Orange

Hedrick accredits Baker to his success

Tom Hedrick, the voice of the Wildcats, continues to broadcast Baker football and basketball games on KNBU-FM 89.7 in Baldwin City. Hedrick, a graduate in 1956, was inducted into the Baker Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978. Image by Jenna Black.

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018

Tom Hedrick made the decision to be a sportscaster on his walk home from school after being cut from his high school baseball team his junior year. Over the course of his five-mile walk back, he planned what he was going to do with his life now that he lost hope of playing professional baseball. The...