Billy Taylor (taylobi02)

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William H. Taylor

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Billy Taylor played in the majors in 1898 and for over a decade in minor league and independent ball, but for many years was a lost player. SABR [1] tracked him down. SABR also explained Billy's untimely death. Billy played for Little Rock for most of 1905 and then went to Cincinnati, OH to be treated for a lung ailment (at least that was what was reported). He became delirious one night and was subdued by police. He apparently died later that night. A doctor hired by Taylor's family concluded that Taylor died from a blow on the head received from playing baseball.

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