Hawk Taylor Stats

Hawk Taylor was born on Monday, April 3, 1939, in Metropolis, Illinois. Taylor was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 9, 1957, with the Milwaukee Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hawk Taylor baseball stats page.

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"Right out of high school, I was rubbing elbows with a team that had four Hall of Famers ( Hank Aaron , Eddie Mathews , Red Schoendienst and Warren Spahn ). Guys that I had posted on my bedroom wall. It was just a dream come true. (And the Series victory?) It was an overwhelming sensation. I thought, 'This is the way it's supposed to be.' I took it for granted that this was big league life." - Hawk Taylor (Steven D. Schmitt, 04/20/2011, 'Hawk Taylor -- Still A Super Man', Personal Interview)

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Bob 'Hawk' Taylor Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#52 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Bob 'Hawk' Taylor Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#52 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robert Dale Taylor
Nickname:
Bob or Hawk
Born On:
04-03-1939  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Metropolis, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-09-2012 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Paducah, Kentucky
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Metropolis High School (Metropolis, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
06-09-1957 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-22-1970
Draft:
Not Applicable / $119,000 Bonus Baby

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Hawk Taylor Pitching Stats

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Hawk Taylor Hitting Stats

1957 18 Braves 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1958 19 Braves 4 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
1961 22 Braves 20 26 1 5 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 .192 .276 .308
1962 23 Braves 20 47 3 12 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 .255 .286 .255
1963 24 Braves 16 29 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 1 .069 .100 .069
1964 25 Mets 92 225 20 54 8 0 4 0 23 8 1 33 0 0 2 7 .240 .272 .329
1965 26 Mets 25 46 5 7 0 0 4 0 10 1 0 8 0 1 0 2 .152 .167 .413
1966 27 Mets 53 109 5 19 2 0 3 1 12 3 0 19 0 0 1 6 .174 .204 .275
1967 28 Mets 13 37 3 9 3 0 0 0 4 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 .243 .282 .324
1967 28 Angels 23 52 5 16 3 0 1 0 3 4 0 8 0 0 0 1 .308 .357 .423
1969 30 Royals 64 89 7 24 5 0 3 0 21 6 0 18 0 1 0 4 .270 .313 .427
1970 31 Royals 57 55 3 9 3 0 0 0 6 6 2 16 0 0 1 1 .164 .258 .218
11 Years 394 724 56 158 25 0 16 1 82 36 4 146 0 2 4 22 .218 .258 .319

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Hawk Taylor Fielding Stats

1957 Braves C 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
1958 Braves LF 4 2 63 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1961 Braves C 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
1961 Braves LF 5 5 126 9 1.8 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1962 Braves LF 7 7 168 15 2.1 14 14 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.25
1962 Braves RF 4 4 102 10 2.5 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1963 Braves CF 3 2 48 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1963 Braves LF 5 4 108 11 2.2 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1963 Braves RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Mets C 45 34 966 214 4.8 210 182 28 4 5 7 25 17 .981 5.87
1964 Mets LF 16 15 354 28 1.8 27 27 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.06
1965 Mets 1B 1 1 27 7 7.0 6 5 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 6.00
1965 Mets C 15 6 223 53 3.5 51 46 5 2 0 2 14 2 .962 6.17
1966 Mets 1B 13 4 168 68 5.2 65 60 5 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .956 10.45
1966 Mets C 29 16 458 93 3.2 93 80 13 0 3 1 13 9 1.000 5.48
1967 Mets C 12 10 274 67 5.6 64 56 8 3 1 3 7 7 .955 6.31
1967 Angels C 19 13 359 94 4.9 94 84 10 0 2 1 2 7 1.000 7.07
1969 Royals C 6 2 75 20 3.3 20 19 1 0 0 2 3 1 1.000 7.20
1969 Royals LF 2 0 15 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1969 Royals RF 16 7 210 22 1.4 20 19 1 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.57
1970 Royals 1B 1 1 21 8 8.0 7 5 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 9.00
1970 Royals C 3 1 42 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 4.50
C Totals 131 82 2,406 548 4.2 539 474 65 9 11 16 65 43 .984 6.05
LF Totals 39 33 834 69 1.8 67 66 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.17
RF Totals 21 11 318 32 1.5 30 28 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.55
1B Totals 15 6 216 83 5.5 78 70 8 5 8 n/a n/a n/a .940 9.75
CF Totals 3 2 48 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
11 Years 209 134 3,822 734 3.5 716 640 76 18 20 16 65 43 .975 5.06

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Hawk Taylor Miscellaneous Stats

1957 Braves 0 0 .000 1 5 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1958 Braves 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 - - -
1961 Braves 0 1 .000 13 1 n/a 26.0 2.4 26.0 - - -
1962 Braves 0 1 .000 8 1 n/a 0.0 4.7 23.5 - - -
1963 Braves 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 0.0 - - -
1964 Mets 0 0 .000 35 0 n/a 56.3 6.8 9.8 - - -
1965 Mets 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 11.5 5.8 4.6 - - -
1966 Mets 0 1 .000 30 0 n/a 36.3 5.7 9.1 - - -
1967 Mets 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 9.3 - - -
1967 Angels 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 52.0 6.5 17.3 - - -
1969 Royals 0 0 .000 52 0 n/a 29.7 4.9 4.2 - - -
1970 Royals 0 0 .000 54 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 9.2 - - -
11 Years 0 3 .000 222 8 n/a 45.3 5.0 8.8 - - -

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Hawk Taylor Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 Milwaukee Braves 19 $5,000.00 - -
1958 Milwaukee Braves 19 $6,000.00 - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 26 Undetermined - -
1962 Milwaukee Braves 29 Undetermined - -
1963 Milwaukee Braves 29 Undetermined - -
1964 New York Mets 19 Undetermined - -
1965 New York Mets 19 $25,000.00 - -
1966 New York Mets 19 $20,000.00 - -
1967 New York Mets 19 $13,000.00 - -
1967 California Angels 16 "     " - -
1969 Kansas City Royals 31 Undetermined - -
1970 Kansas City Royals 31 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Hawk Taylor hit the first pinch hit grand slam in New York Mets history? On August 17, 1966 , at Shea Stadium, Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Bob Veale was on the mound, in the bottom of the fourth inning, one out, the Mets were losing 2-7, batting in the eight-hole, Taylor pinch-hit for first baseman Ed Kranepool and homered with three ducks on the pond ( Ken Boyer was on 3rd, Jim Hickman was on 2nd & Ron Swoboda was on 1st).

Did you know that when the Braves franchise was located in Milwaukee (from 1953 through 1965), the record for hits in a game was five? Eddie Mathews set the plateau ( June 30, 1953 ), which was tied, but never broken, by Hank Aaron ( April 25, 1954 ), Joe Adcock ( July 31, 1954 ), Mathews again ( September 6, 1954 ), Johnny Logan ( April 16, 1955 ), Aaron again ( May 2, 1957 ), Logan again ( July 21, 1957 ), Aaron a third time ( August 27, 1958 ), Bill Bruton ( May 1, 1960 ), Hawk Taylor ( September 15, 1962 ), Rico Carty ( August 24, 1964 , then six days later on August 30, 1964 ), and Lee Maye ( September 27, 1964 ).

Hawk Taylor played in the first Major League game at Shea Stadium, on April 17, 1964 , pinch-hitting for Ed Bauta in the bottom of the ninth inning, but was struck out by Bob Friend .

Hawk Taylor, Kansas City Royals Home Run
Hawk Taylor | The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Ind.) | May 7, 1969 | Page 34
When Hawk Taylor pinch-hit for Dave Wickersham on April 8, 1969 , it was in the first Kansas City Royals regular season game, he was the first extra inning pinch-hitter in team history (it was the bottom of the 11th), and he was their first player to wear #31 .

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