Carl Taylor

Positions: Catcher
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 74 Weight: 200
Born: Thursday, January 20, 1944 in Sarasota, FL USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 4/11/1968
Last Game: 9/29/1973
Full Name: Carl Means Taylor

Carl Taylor, catcher for the 1968-69 and 1971 Pirates. Taylor was signed by the Pirates in early 1962 as an amateur free agent. It took him five full minor league seasons before he made the majors with the Pirates as a member of the 1968 Opening Day roster. He spent the entire season on the Major League roster, but he only played 44 games and received just 82 plate appearances. The following season he hit .348 in 104 games, playing first base, outfield and was often used as a pinch-hitter. Right after the 1969 season ended, the Pirates traded Taylor to the Cardinals in a four-player deal that got them longtime reliever Dave Giusti in return. Taylor played one year for St Louis before they trade him to the Brewers, who in turn traded him to the Royals. On September 3, 1971 the Pirates bought him from the Royals and he went 2-for-12 in seven games to finish the season. Just prior to the start of the 1972 season the Pirates sold him back to Kansas City, where he finished his playing career in 1973. He was a .266 hitter in 411 major league games.