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Wiley Taylor (middle of the back row, wearing a sweater), a right-handed pitcher from Louisville, Kansas, is shown here posing with the St. Edwards baseball team in Austin, Texas. Not much is known about Taylor's affiliation with the St. Edwards team, but the photo dates to the 1911-13 period, when Taylor was a pitcher for the minor league Austin Senators of the Texas League. During his three seasons with the Senators, Taylor compiled a 51-47 record. His best season in Austin was 1911, when his 22-14 record helped the Senators capture the Texas League pennant. Taylor also pitched in the majors. He had trial outings with the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox, but most of his major league games (21 of 27) were with the St. Louis Browns, where he played in 1913-14. Taylor's major league record was 2-10, with an ERA of 4.10. After his baseball career, he remained in Pottawatomie County, where he farmed and served four terms as the county sheriff (1925-28 and 1945-48). Late in life, he also ran a service station and a recreation parlor in Westmoreland. Wiley Taylor died at the age of 65 in 1954.

Date: Between 1911 and 1913

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Item Number: 305963
Call Number: 2014-131
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305963

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