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John Budd Taylor
(Brewery Jack)

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Brewery Jack Taylor died young, at age 28, but not before he had a substantial major league career. His best years were with the Philadelphia Phillies in the years of Ed Delahanty, Sam Thompson, and Billy Hamilton.

He started in amateur baseball, then played in the minors in 1891, and came to the majors briefly with the New York Giants in 1891. By 1893 he was a regular, pitching on the same Phillies' staff with 36-year-old Tim Keefe.

His obituary in Sporting Life indicated that "by reason of his temperament and his habits", he was "not always to be depended on".

He died of Bright's disease.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1898)
  • NL Innings Pitched Leader (1898)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 3 (1894-1896)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1894-1898)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1895-1898)

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