Hawk Taylor

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Robert Dale Taylor

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hawk Taylor had an 11-year career as a catcher in the majors, occasionally playing in the outfield and at first base. He came up originally at age 18 with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957, the year they won the World Series, although Taylor did not appear in the Series.

Taylor had a big day on June 20, 1964, playing for the New York Mets. Starter Chris Cannizzaro was injured and Taylor came into the game in the 2nd inning. He produced two home runs and two singles to lead the Mets to a 7-3 victory.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Steven Schmitt: "Hawk Taylor", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 203-206. ISBN 978-1933599717

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