Saturday, March 2, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 2, 2013

Joe Taylor was born on this date in Chapman, Alabama; 1926.  Taylor was a streak hitting outfielder who played for the Chicago American Giants in 1949; during the decline of Negro League baseball.  He was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1951 and  made his Major League debut in 1954.  In his four year Major League career, Taylor also played with Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Baltimore Orioles; compiling a .249 career batting average.


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