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Phil Bean and Wiley Taylor, both affiliated with the Louisville (KY) Colonels baseball club in the American Association, are shown here in the doorway of the Colonels' clubhouse. Bean, on the left, was the team trainer and Taylor was a right-handed pitcher from Louisville, Kansas. Taylor was on the Louisville roster in 1914-15, and compiled a 10-8 record in 35 games for the Colonels. He started his professional baseball career in 1910 with the Ellsworth minor league team in the Central Kansas League. He pitched in 27 major league games between 1911 and 1914, including three games each with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, and the remainder with the St. Louis Browns. His major league record was 2-10, with an ERA of 4.10. In the minor leagues, Wiley Taylor played not only for Louisville and Ellsworth, but also for teams in Austin, Lincoln (NE), Jersey City, Nashville, Salina, and Topeka. After his baseball career, Taylor 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 recreation parlor in Westmoreland. Wiley Taylor died at the age of 65 in 1954.

Date: Between 1914 and 1915

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Item Number: 305959
Call Number: 2014-131
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305959

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