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Benjamin Taylor

Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball Player. Born in Anderson, South Carolina, he was one of the most dominate Negro Leagues baseball players of the early 20th Century. As a first baseman, he played from 1913 to 1929, with teams such as the Chicago American Giants, Indianapolis ABC's, St. Louis Giants, Bacharch Giants, Washington Potomacs, Harrisburg Giants, Baltimore Black Sox, Baltimore Stars, Brooklyn Eagles, Washington Black Senators and New York Cubans with a career .333 batting average. He also continued to coach and manage until 1940, ending with a total of thirty-seven years in professional baseball. He was also brother to Negro Leagues players Johnny Taylor, Jim Taylor and manager C.I. Taylor. He died at age 64 in Baltimore, Maryland and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Taylor (1 Jul 1888–24 Jan 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20713, citing Arbutus Memorial Park, Arbutus, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .