Benjamin Harrison Taylor
Born: July 1, 1888, Anderson, South Carolina
Died: January 24, 1953, Baltimore, Maryland
Indianapolis ABCs, Birmingham Giants, West Baden Sprudels, St. Louis Giants, Lincoln Giants, Chicago American Giants, Harrisburg Giants
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
This Day in Baseball History
On June 17, 1936, Charles “Red” Ruffing of the New York Yankees sets an American League record for pitchers by piling up 10 total bases. The Hall of Fame hurler hits two home runs as part of a four-hit day, helping the Yankees to a 15-4 crushing of the Cleveland Indians.