Ed Taylor (infielder)

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Ed Taylor
Third baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1901-11-17)November 17, 1901
Died: January 30, 1992(1992-01-30) (aged 90)
Chula Vista, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1926, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1926, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.268
Home runs0
Runs batted in33

Edward James Taylor (November 17, 1901 – January 30, 1992) was a professional baseball player. He was a third baseman and shortstop for one season (1926) with the Boston Braves. He compiled a .268 batting average in 272 at-bats, with 33 runs batted in.

Taylor had the distinction of being the third baseman when Babe Herman of the Brooklyn Robins "doubled into a double play" on August 15, 1926. With one out and the bases loaded, Herman hit the ball off the right field wall at Ebbets Field and tried to stretch a double into a triple. Chick Fewster, who had been on first, advanced to third base – which was already occupied by Dazzy Vance, who had started slowly from second base because he thought the ball might be caught, got in a rundown between third and home, and was rushing back to third. All three men ended up on third base, with Herman not having watched the play in front of him. Taylor tagged them all, to be sure of getting as many outs as possible. The slow-footed Vance had been a major contributor to the situation, but he was the lead runner and not forced to advance, so according to the rules, he was entitled to the base, and umpire Beans Reardon called Herman and Fewster out, ending the inning. However, Hank DeBerry, who had started the play as a runner on third, scored the winning run the play before the daffiness began.[1]

He was born in Chicago and died in Chula Vista, California at the age of 90.


  1. ^ Vidmer, Richards (August 16, 1926). "Robins in Form, Win Two in Day - Take Double-Header From the Braves by 4 to 2 and 11 to 3 Before Starting West - Vance Pitches the Opener - Jess Barnes Keeps Up Victory Pace In Second - Batsmen Rouse From Their Slump". New York Times. p. 11 (box score). Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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