|Full name||Thomas William Baxter|
|Date of birth||1 February 1903|
|Place of birth||Mansfield, England|
|Date of death||21 August 1987 84)(aged|
|Place of death||Cannock, England|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Warsop Church Lads|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Thomas William Baxter (1 February 1903 – 21 August 1987) was an English footballer who played on the left wing for Welbeck Colliery, Newark Town, Worksop Town, Mansfield Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale, Margate, Carlisle United, and Distillery. He helped the "Valiants" to win the Third Division North title in 1929–30.
Baxter played amateur football for Welbeck Colliery, Newark Town and Worksop Town (Midland League). He began his professional career with his hometown club Mansfield Town. He moved to Second Division club Wolverhampton Wanderers in late 1927, and made his "Wolves" debut on 17 December 1927 in a 2–0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.He remained in the team for the remainder of the 1927–28 season and played the majority of the 1928–29 campaign. An attacking player, he scored 15 goals in a total of 53 appearances for the Midlanders. He left Molineux to join Port Vale in August 1929.
He was a regular member of the "Valiants" 1929–30 Third Division North winning side, claiming nine goals in 43 appearances.He lost his first team place in December 1930, and featured in just 16 games of the 1930–31 season, as the Vale achieved a club record high of fifth in the Second Division. He left The Old Recreation Ground at the end of the campaign and returned to Mansfield. He later spent two spells with Margate and also played for Carlisle United and Distillery (Irish League).
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||1927–28||Second Division||24||4||2||1||0||0||26||5|
|Port Vale||1929–30||Third Division North||39||9||3||0||0||0||42||3|
|Mansfield Town||1931–32||Third Division South||14||1||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|Carlisle United||1933–34||Third Division North||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
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The 1929–30 season was Port Vale's 11th consecutive season of football in the English Football League, and their first in the Third Division North. They finished as champions and were thus promoted back to the Second Division. With 67 points they broke a division record. After winning the North Staffordshire & District League in 1909–10 it was their first league title, as well as their first ever promotion in the Football League. They also racked up a still-standing club record Football League wins in a season, winning 30 of their 42 games. They were the most southerly team in the North Division.
The 1931–32 season was Port Vale's 26th season of football in the English Football League, and their second successive season in the Second Division. Aiming to build on their fifth place finish in 1930–31 and to win promotion, they finished in 20th place, only avoiding relegation on the last day thanks to their superior goal average – having a 0.048 better average than Barnsley. Their one highlight of the season was a 3–0 home win over rivals Stoke City that helped to deny Stoke a promotion place – however City comfortably took revenge at the last end of season North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup match, beating Vale 7–0. Manager Tom Morgan was also let go at this time, replaced by former manager Tom Holford. The season was notable for the debut of Tom Nolan, whose goalscoring exploits at the club would be a point of pride in an otherwise miserable pre-war period.
The 1937–38 season was Port Vale's 32nd season of football in the English Football League, and their second successive season in the Third Division North. With thirty goals, Jack Roberts was the division's top scorer. However the club managed only a mid-table finish, also exiting both cup competitions at the first stage.
The 1891–92 season was Burslem Port Vale's second successive season in the Midland League. They managed to finish third in the table and were rewarded with a place in the Football League for the following season, justifying the club's decision to refuse to listen to offers for star forward Frank McGinnes. They also reached the semi-finals of the Staffordshire Senior Cup and won the North Staffordshire Challenge Cup, though exited the FA Cup and Birmingham Senior Cup at the first round.
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