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Ben Taylor

Benjamin Eugene Taylor
Born: Sept. 30, 1924 in Metropolis, Ill.
Died: May 11, 1999 in Alma, Okla.
Debut: 1951 | Pos: 1B
H: 6' | W: 185 | B: L | T: L
3 52 121 16 28 3 6 1 .231

>> Visit the Ben Taylor biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.

Ben Taylor, a first baseman who hit three home runs in the major leagues, died on May 11, 1999 in Alma, Okla.

Taylor was 26 when he debuted with the St. Louis Browns on July 29, 1951. He hit .258 in 93 at-bats that season with three home runs and six RBI.

In Feb. 1952, the Browns sent Taylor, along with Dick Littlefield and Cliff Mapes, to the Tigers for Gene Bearden, Bob Cain and Dick Kryhoski. Taylor had three hits in 18 at-bats that season with the Tigers and he did not appear in the majors again until 1955 with the Braves.

He later worked for Anheuser Busch.