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Louisville Colonels baseball team, Louisville, Kentucky

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Creator: Royal Photo Company

Date: 1915

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: 2014-113

Unit ID: 305758

Summary: This is a panoramic photograph showing members of the 1915 Louisville (KY) Colonels baseball team of the American Association. Among those pictured is Wiley Taylor (third from the right), a right-handed pitcher from Louisville, Kansas. Taylor compiled a 6-7 record in 28 games for the Colonels in 1915, and an ERA of 3.51. 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.

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Title (Main title): Louisville Colonels baseball team, Louisville, Kentucky

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