Vernon Charles Taylor
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut May 2, 1952
- Final Game May 2, 1952
- Born November 26, 1927 in Severn, MD USA
- Died November 17, 2003 in Annapolis, MD USA
Right-hander Pete Taylor was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians before the 1945 season. The Maryland native would spend until 1952 in the minors, plugging along with his best season coming in 1947 with the Poughkeepsie Giants of the Colonial League, when he went 11-3 with a 3.38 ERA while pitching 136 innings.
Pete was traded to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction before the 1949 season. He would make his only major league appearance on May 2, 1952, pitching in a mop-up role for the Browns in a one-sided loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Taylor gave up three runs and four hits in two innings and there was no repeat appearance for Pete in the big leagues.
Pete would continue his mound work back in the minors through the mid-1950s, with his best year coming in 1954 when he went 10-7 with a 4.78 ERA while appearing in 40 games for the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League. The right-hander would call it a career in 1956 with his eleven seasons in the minors showing a 73-88 record and a 4.04 ERA while pitching 1,396 innings.
After baseball, Taylor went into sales for a corrugated box company in Baltimore, MD. He later started his own cardboard box business in Baltimore. Taylor died at the age of 76 on November 17, 2003 in Annapolis, MD.