Joe Taylor (baseball)

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Joe Taylor
Born: (1926-03-02)March 2, 1926
Chapman, Alabama
Died: March 18, 1993(1993-03-18) (aged 67)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 1954, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1959, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average .249
Home runs 9
RBI 31

Joe Cephus Taylor (March 2, 1926 – March 18, 1993)[1][2][3] was an American professional baseball outfielder . Taylor's career began in semipro baseball in 1946. From 1949 to 1951, he played in the Negro leagues before joining the baseball minor leagues. He played four seasons in Major League Baseball, for a total of 81 games on four different teams (1954 for the Philadelphia Athletics, 1957 for the Cincinnati Redlegs, part of the 1958 season for the St. Louis Cardinals and 1958–1959 for the Baltimore Orioles). In addition, he played for the Leones del Caracas club of the Venezuela Winter League.[4]


  1. ^ "Joe Taylor". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joe Taylor, biography". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
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  4. ^ Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics