Wade Taylor

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Wade Taylor
Pitcher
Born: (1965-10-19) October 19, 1965 (age 49)
Mobile, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 2, 1991 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1991 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Win-Loss 7-12
Earned Run Average 6.27
Strikeouts 72
Teams

Wade Eric Taylor (born October 19, 1965 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played with the New York Yankees in 1991.

Taylor played college baseball at the University of Miami. He was drafted twice in 1986, first by the Toronto Blue Jays, and then by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but did not sign with either team. On June 30, 1987, he was signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent.[1]

He pitched in 12 games for Seattle's Single-A minor league affiliate, the Bellingham Mariners, in 1987.[2]

On December 22, 1987, Taylor was traded with Lee Guetterman and Clay Parker to the New York Yankees in exchange for Henry Cotto and Steve Trout. After spending three full years in the Yankees minor league system, Taylor was called up in early June 1991. Taylor started his first game on June 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. He also struck out four Brewers' hitter, pitching well enough to get credited with the win in the Yankees 7-4 defeat of Milwaukee.[3]

In 23 games for the Yankees in 1991, Taylor posted a 7-12 win-loss record, a 6.27 earned run average, and struck out 72 batters in 116.1 innings.

Taylor pitched in only 5 minor league games in 1992, and only 7 in 1993. After not playing in professional baseball from 1994 to 1999, Taylor resurfaced with the Greenville Bluesmen of the Independent Texas-Louisiana League. He pitched in 17 games for Greenville, going 1-4 with a 6.82 ERA. He did not play again after the season.[4]

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