Live Oak Taylor

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Note: This page is for George Edward Taylor, major league player in 1877-1884. For players with similar names, click here

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George Edward Taylor

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Live Oak Taylor played 2 games for the Hartford Dark Blues at the age of 26 in 1877, and then years later, in 1884, played 41 games for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in the year of three leagues. In 1879, he was with the Troy Trojans, although his playing record was for a long time wrongly attributed to the non-existent "Sandy Taylor". Bob Ferguson was his manager in 1877, and Ferguson was also manager for part of the season in 1879 and 1884.

A SABR biography of Ted Kennedy indicates that after the 1884 season, Taylor was induced to join an Omaha club which became part of the Western League for part of the 1885 season.

He died in 1888 at the age of 37.

He might have been called "Live Oak" because the name "George Taylor" was also the name of a major league manager in 1884 - see George Taylor. However, it appears that he was called Edward Taylor or Live Taylor, according to an obituary. [1] He was born in Maine, but his family moved to San Francisco when he was young. He was with the famous 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings team for a while. He suffered from a lung problem in 1887 and died in early 1888.

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