Harry Taylor (tayloha01)
Harry Leonard Taylor
- Bats Left, Throws Unknown
- Height 6' 2", Weight 160 lb.
- School Cornell University
- Debut April 18, 1890
- Final Game September 29, 1893
- Born April 4, 1866 in Halsey Valley, NY USA
- Died July 12, 1955 in Buffalo, NY USA
"Harry Taylor and Tim Shinnick, of the Louisvilles, are two of the great 'finds' of the season." - Sporting Life, Oct. 4, 1890
Harry Taylor, out of Cornell University, played most of his major league games for the Louisville Colonels in both the American Association and in the National League. His team in 1890 won the pennant, and he hit .300 in post-season play against the National League Brooklyn Bridegrooms (the two teams tied 3-3-1).
After his playing career, he became an attorney and served as the legal counsel of the Players Protective Association, one of the first players union, in the 1900s. He later was President of the Eastern League. Eventually he became a judge.
He is the first of four players named "Harry Taylor" to play in the majors.
- AA Singles Leader (1890)