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Ben Taylor



Benjamin Harrison Taylor



Born: July 1, 1888 in Anderson, SC
Died: January 24, 1953 - 64 years old

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 175
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• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006
• Buried: Arbutus Memorial Park (Arbutus, MD)
• Relatives: Steel Arm Johnny Taylor (Brother) , C. I. Taylor (Brother) , Candy Jim Taylor (Brother)
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Wins Above Replacement


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
3B
3
1926
1928
BBS
13.0
10.4
2.4
0.0
0.2
2
CF
1
1922
1922
ABC
6.6
6.0
0.9
0.0
-0.2
3
SP
2
1922
1924
WP/ABC
5.5
2.2
0.1
3.2
-0.1
4
RF
2
1928
1935
BBS/NE
4.7
3.8
1.1
0.0
-0.2
5
C
7
1922
1929
MULT
4.3
2.8
0.9
0.0
0.6
6
C
2
1922
1928
ABC/BBS
4.1
3.9
0.0
0.0
0.2
7
SP
4
1926
1938
BBS/SEN
3.9
-1.3
0.0
5.3
0.0
8
CF
4
1923
1928
WP/BBS
3.8
2.8
1.4
0.0
-0.5
9
SP
1
1922
1922
ABC
3.7
-0.6
0.1
4.2
0.0
10
LF
5
1922
1935
MULT
3.6
2.1
2.6
0.0
-1.1
11
SP
3
1926
1928
BBS
3.2
0.1
0.0
3.1
0.0
12
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
3.1
-0.2
0.0
3.3
0.0
13
LF
2
1929
1935
NE/BAG
2.4
2.2
0.6
0.0
-0.4
14
SP
1
1935
1935
NE
2.0
-0.1
0.1
2.1
0.0
15
1B
1
1935
1935
NE
1.8
1.3
0.6
0.0
-0.2
16
SP
2
1922
1923
WP/ABC
1.7
0.5
0.0
1.2
0.0
17
3B
1
1922
1922
ABC
1.7
0.0
1.4
0.0
0.3
18
2B
1
1935
1935
NE
1.5
1.3
0.1
0.0
0.1
19
CF
2
1924
1929
WP/BAG
1.1
1.9
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
20
RF
2
1923
1924
WP
1.1
1.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
21
RP
1
1938
1938
SEN
1.0
0.2
0.0
0.9
0.0
22
SP
1
1935
1935
NE
0.9
0.3
0.0
0.6
0.0
23
SP
1
1935
1935
NE
0.9
-0.1
0.1
0.9
0.0
24
RF
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.9
0.7
0.3
0.0
-0.2
25
SP
1
1928
1928
BBS
0.7
0.4
-0.1
0.5
0.0
26
C
1
1923
1923
WP
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
27
3B
1
1926
1926
BBS
0.7
1.2
-0.7
0.1
0.1
28
LF
1
1926
1926
BBS
0.7
2.1
-1.2
0.0
-0.2
29
3B
1
1935
1935
NE
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.1
30
2B
3
1926
1928
BBS
0.6
-0.3
0.7
0.0
0.2
31
2B
1
1924
1924
WP
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.2
32
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
33
SP
1
1922
1922
ABC
0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.0
34
C
1
1935
1935
NE
0.4
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
35
CF
2
1924
1926
BBS/WP
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.1
36
SP
5
1922
1929
MULT
0.4
-1.0
0.0
1.4
0.0
37
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
38
CF
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
39
SP
2
1929
1935
BAG/NE
0.3
0.0
-0.1
0.4
0.0
40
3B
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
41
SP
1
1935
1935
NE
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
42
1B
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.3
0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
43
2B
1
1924
1924
WP
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
44
RF
1
1935
1935
NE
0.3
0.9
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
45
1B
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
46
CF
1
1924
1924
WP
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
47
-
1
1926
1926
BBS
0.2
-0.9
1.0
0.0
0.1
48
2B
1
1923
1923
WP
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
RF
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
50
LF
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
51
CF
1
1935
1935
NE
0.1
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
52
LF
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.1
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
53
LF
1
1923
1923
WP
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
54
3B
2
1923
1924
WP
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
55
CF
3
1922
1924
WP/ABC
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
56
RP
1
1926
1926
BBS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
57
CF
1
1924
1924
WP
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
58
LF
1
1922
1922
ABC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
RP
1
1928
1928
BBS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
60
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
61
3B
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
62
CF
1
1923
1923
WP
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
63
2B
1
1923
1923
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
64
-
1
1935
1935
NE
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
65
C
3
1926
1928
BBS
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.3
66
RF
1
1923
1923
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
67
1B
1
1928
1928
BBS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
68
RP
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
69
-
1
1922
1922
ABC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
70
LF
1
1923
1923
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
LF
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
72
-
1
1935
1935
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
74
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
1B
1
1923
1923
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
C
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.0
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
77
RP
1
1938
1938
SEN
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
78
C
1
1924
1924
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
-
1
1924
1924
WP
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
SP
1
1929
1929
BAG
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
81
SP
1
1935
1935
NE
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
82
2B
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
83
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
84
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
85
C
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
86
2B
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
87
2B
1
1928
1928
BBS
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
88
RP
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
89
RF
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
90
RF
2
1926
1928
BBS
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
91
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
92
-
1
1927
1927
BBS
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
93
C
1
1922
1922
ABC
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
94
SP
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
95
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
96
C
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
C
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.1
0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.0
98
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
100
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
RP
1
1928
1928
BBS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
102
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
103
-
1
1928
1928
BBS
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
104
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
105
LF
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
106
SP
2
1923
1924
WP
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
107
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
108
2B
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
110
RP
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
111
-
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
112
-
1
1926
1926
BBS
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
113
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
114
2B
1
1927
1927
BBS
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.3
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
116
RP
2
1926
1938
SEN/BBS
-0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
117
2B
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.3
0.2
-0.6
0.0
0.1
118
SP
1
1922
1922
ABC
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
119
SS
2
1923
1924
WP
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
120
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.3
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
121
SS
2
1935
1938
NE/SEN
-0.3
-0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.1
122
RF
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
123
-
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
124
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
125
2B
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
126
SS
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.4
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.2
127
SS
2
1928
1929
BAG/BBS
-0.4
-1.0
0.4
-0.2
0.4
128
SS
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.5
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.2
129
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
130
-
1
1926
1926
BBS
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
131
SP
2
1926
1927
BBS
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
0.0
132
RF
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.5
0.1
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
133
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.5
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
0.2
134
RP
2
1923
1924
WP
-0.5
0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
135
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.5
-0.2
0.1
-0.4
0.0
136
LF
1
1922
1922
ABC
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
137
-
1
1938
1938
SEN
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
138
-
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
139
-
1
1935
1935
NE
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
140
-
1
1924
1924
WP
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
141
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
142
RP
2
1923
1924
WP
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
143
LF
1
1923
1923
WP
-0.7
0.2
0.0
-0.8
0.0
144
SS
2
1922
1923
ABC/WP
-0.7
-0.2
-1.1
0.0
0.5
145
SP
3
1922
1924
ABC/WP
-0.7
-0.8
0.0
0.1
0.0
146
RP
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
147
-
1
1926
1926
BBS
-0.8
-0.5
-0.4
0.0
0.1
148
RP
2
1926
1927
BBS
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.8
0.0
149
3B
2
1924
1928
BBS/WP
-0.8
-0.6
-0.3
0.0
0.0
150
SP
2
1928
1935
BBS/NE
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
151
C
1
1929
1929
BAG
-0.9
-0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.1
152
-
1
1926
1926
BBS
-0.9
-0.6
-0.4
0.0
0.1
153
2B
3
1922
1929
MULT
-0.9
-1.9
0.5
0.0
0.5
154
RP
1
1924
1924
WP
-1.0
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
155
RP
1
1924
1924
WP
-1.2
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
0.0
156
1B
1
1929
1929
BAG
-1.3
0.0
-1.3
0.0
-0.1
157
SS
4
1926
1929
BBS/BAG
-1.5
-0.9
-1.2
0.0
0.6
158
SP
3
1926
1928
BBS
-1.5
-0.4
0.0
-1.1
0.0
159
-
1
1929
1929
BAG
-1.6
0.0
0.1
-1.8
0.0
160
RF
2
1926
1927
BBS
-2.2
0.3
-2.4
0.0
-0.1

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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