|Birthname||James Curran Baxter|
|born on||29 September 1939 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Kirkcaldy, Scotland, 56n07, 3w10|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||05°03' 10°38 Asc. 27°54'|
Jim Baxter is credited as being one of the greatest and most skilful footballers to have come from Scotland. A left-footed mid-fielder with natural talent, "Slim Jim" is remembered for his major role in two victories over England in London, in 1963 and notably in 1967 at Wembley. A few months earlier, England had won the World Cup: the 1967 Scottish victory enabled the travelling Scottish supporters (the "Tartan Army") to claim Scotland as world champions.
Baxter was a gambler and heavy drinker, he was disinclined to submit to the normal training discipline. However, his natural brilliance often resulted in victory for his team.
In later life, he became a publican. His drinking problems necessitated a liver transplant in 1991.
Wright quotes birth certificate location Kirkcaldy, Scotland. The near-by town of Hill of Beath contains a statue claiming Jim Baxter as a native
- Vocation : Sports : Football (Played for Scotland 34 times)