|“||This whole damn country needs a kick in the ass, and we're the ones to deliver it.||„|
|~ "Big" Mitch Baker|
Mitch Baker is the president of the Vice City Bikers in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He is an ally and later friend of protagonist Tommy Vercetti, who becomes prospect of his biker club.
Baker is a Vietnam veteran, and apparently earned a Purple Heart while killing a village full of Viet Cong. He believes that Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City's police mistreat veterans (or at least, disaffected and violent ones such as himself), which has consequently led to innumerable clashes and 13 (presumably brief) stints in jail. He runs the local Vice City Bikers MC from the Greasy Chopper bar and is extremely loyal to his "family". Due to his issues in the past with corrupt police officers, he later became emotionless and cold as he is today, and then, he started his biker club of veterans.
Events of GTA Vice City
Tommy Vercetti has to earn Baker's respect before he can get the gang to provide security for a Love Fist concert. This is because when Kent Paul, the manager of Love Fist tried, as Mitch tells it, "He went out of the window in nothing but his limey birthday suit" - this arrangement may be a parallel to the disastrous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway in 1969.
Missions for Tommy
Tommy starts working for Mitch. Firstly, Mitch tells to Tommy that he needs to prove himself in a bike race, in which Tommy won. Mitch later reveals that he knows Tommy's history and tells him to create chaos in the city, "to show who's the boss".
Mitch Baker has a tough, assertive and occasionally aggressive personality and attitude; however, after a few missions for Mitch, the player learns that he has become somewhat sedentary, doing not much except "messing around" in the Greasy Chopper with his club mates, arm wrestling and playing pool and pinball games. That said, he's apparently prepared to spring into action if he deems it necessary—when his bike is stolen by a local street gang, he says, "Me and the boys were going to go down there and teach them a lesson, but then I got to thinking..."