Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
A standout first baseman with the Indianapolis ABCs, Taylor had a unique ability for digging balls out of the dirt, turning potential throwing errors into routine assists and putouts. A lefthander with some power, he routinely hit over .300 and developed, like many Negro League players, into a player-manager. A respected, renowned teacher in his later years, Taylor was a key figure in the playing development of Hall-of-Famer Buck Leonard.
Ben Taylor
A standout first baseman with the Indianapolis ABCs, Taylor had a unique ability for digging balls out of the dirt, turning potential throwing errors into routine assists and putouts. A lefthander with some power, he routinely hit over .300 and developed, like many Negro League players, into a player-manager. A respected, renowned teacher in his later years, Taylor was a key figure in the playing development of Hall-of-Famer Buck Leonard.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)