Happy # 83: We remember Tony Taylor

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We remember Tony Taylor, who was born on this day in 1935 in Central Alava, Matanzas, Cuba.

Tony broke with the Cubs in 1958 hitting .235 in 140 games.   He was traded to the Phillies and that’s where he enjoyed a very good career:   2.007 hits, a .261 average, 234 stolen bases and 1,005 runs scored.    Tony had a couple of seasons with 700-plus plate appearances, a test to his durability.

Taylor retired in 1976.   Tony is one of a handful of men who played in the pre-Castro winter league and the majors.

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