Thursday, March 7, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 8, 2013

There were four Taylor brothers involved in Negro League baseball.  The oldest, C. I. (Charles Isham), was the well-respected field manager of the Indianapolis ABCs who were a charter member of the Negro National League in 1920.  He was elected the league’s first Vice-President.  “Candy” Jim Taylor was a good fielding third baseman and later in his career became a manager.  “Steel Arm” Johnny Taylor was a pitcher.  The youngest brother, Ben, became one of the best first baseman in Negro League baseball and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

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