Sammy Taylor

Samuel Douglas Taylor
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: February 27, 1933 in Woodruff, SC
Signed: 1956 by the Milwaukee Braves
Acquired: traded from the Chicago Cubs for
Bobby Gene Smith, April 1962
Departed: traded to the Cincinnati Reds with
Charlie Neal for Jesse Gonder, July 1963

 

Did a pretty good job as the semi-regular catcher for the Cubs for a few years, before getting shuttled around to four different teams the last two seasons he played. He's shown with Chicago here on his 1962 Topps card.  A card showing him as a Met appears below.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1958 Chi NL  96  301  30  78 12  2  6  36 112  2  1  46  27   0   0  1 .319 .372 .259
1959 Chi NL 110  353  41  95 13  2 13  43 151  1  0  47  35   1   0  1 .336 .428 .269
1960 Chi NL  74  150  14  31  9  0  3  17  49  0  1  18   6   1   1  1 .241 .327 .207
1961 Chi NL  89  235  26  56  8  2  8  23  92  0  0  39  23   4   1  1 .316 .391 .238
1962 2teams  75  173  12  37  5  2  3  21  55  0  0  20  26   2   0  3 .319 .318 .214
1963 3teams  29   51   4  12  0  1  0   7  14  0  0  11   5   0   0  1 .298 .275 .235
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METS TOTALS  90  193  15  44  4  3  3  26  63  0  0  24  28   2   0  4 .326 .326 .228
OTHER CLUBS 383 1070 112 265 43  6 30 121 410  3  2 157  94   6   2  4 .311 .383 .248
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CAREER TOTS 473 1263 127 309 47  9 33 147 473  3  2 181 122   8   2  8 .313 .375 .245

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1962 Chi NL   7   15   0   2  1  0  0   1   3  0  0   3   3   0   0  0 .278 .200 .133
1962 *METS*  68  158  12  35  4  2  3  20  52  0  0  17  23   2   0  3 .323 .329 .222
1963 *METS*  22   35   2   9  0  1  0   6  11  0  0   7   5   0   0  1 .341 .314 .257
1963 Cin NL   3    6   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   2   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
1963 Cle AL   4   10   1   3  0  0  0   1   3  0  0   2   0   0   0  0 .300 .300 .300

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This is a list of the Sammy Taylor cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1963 Topps

1958 Topps #281

1959 Topps #193

1960 Topps #162

1961 Post #198 (from box)
1961 Topps #253

1962 Jay Publishing Chicago Cubs
1962 Post #189
1962 Topps #274

1963 Topps #273

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #12

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #400

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