Introduced Version



Introduced by: Denbo, Fry, Mays, Porter, Brown C,
Dickinson, Aguilera, Smith V, Summers, Harris E


        A RESOLUTION honoring Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Taylor.

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison "Ben" Taylor is a newly inducted member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York;

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison Taylor was born on July 1, 1888, in Anderson, South Carolina, and died on January 24, 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland;

    Whereas, His baseball career spanned a period of 21 years, from 1908 until 1928;

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison Taylor began his professional baseball career as a pitcher under the direction of his older brother C.I. with the Birmingham Giants;

    Whereas, After spending several seasons with the West Baden Sprudels, St. Louis Giants, Lincoln Giants, and Chicago American Giants, he became a first baseman;

    Whereas, In 1914, Benjamin Harrison Taylor began a nine year stay with the Indianapolis ABCs;

    Whereas, It was during his time with the Indianapolis ABCs that his vast talents began to be recognized;

    Whereas, He became known as "Old Reliable" for his sure hands and clutch hitting;

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison Taylor was primarily a line-drive hitting clean-up batter, but he registered numerous four-hit games;

    Whereas, In 1922, his final season with Indianapolis, Benjamin Harrison Taylor assumed managerial duties following the death of his brother C.I.;

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison Taylor continued to manage, coach, and umpire through the early 1940s; and

    Whereas, Benjamin Harrison Taylor is an example of an outstanding athlete who greatly deserves the special recognition of his admission into the National Baseball Hall of Fame: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to acknowledge the special talent and many contributions Benjamin Harrison Taylor made to the game of baseball.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.


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