Ben Taylor (taylobe99)

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Benjamin Harrison Taylor

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2006

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ben Taylor was a great Negro League first baseman, his career lasting from 1908 to 1929. In a 1949 Philadelphia Evening Bulletin article, Oscar Charleston chose Ben Taylor as his first baseman on his all-time All-Star team. In all but one of his first 16 seasons, Taylor batted over .300.

He is the brother of Candy Jim Taylor, C.I. Taylor and Steel Arm Johnny Taylor.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NNL At-Bats Leader (1921)
  • NNL Hits Leader (1921)
  • NNL Total Bases Leader (1921)
  • 2-time NNL Singles Leader (1921 & 1922)
  • 2-time NNL Doubles Leader (1921 & 1922)
  • NNL RBI Leader (1920)
  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 2006

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1922 Indianapolis ABCs Negro National League 63-42 1st (t) Indianapolis ABCs
1924 Washington Potomacs Eastern Colored League 21-38 7th Washington Potomacs
1926 Baltimore Black Sox Eastern Colored League 22-38 8th Baltimore Black Sox
1927 Baltimore Black Sox Eastern Colored League 34-36 4th Baltimore Black Sox
1928 Baltimore Black Sox Eastern Colored League 29-29 2nd Baltimore Black Sox
1929 Atlantic City Bacharach Giants American Negro League 21-50 6th Atlantic City Bacharach Giants
1935 Brooklyn Eagles Negro National League 5-5 -- Brooklyn Eagles Replaced by George Giles
1938 Washington Black Senators Negro National League 2-20 7th Washington Black Senators

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