Thursday, July 2, 2009

#108 Tony Taylor

Tony was a fan favorite in Philly during the 60's and 70's. He racked up just over 2,000 hits and still holds the Phillies records for most games played (1,003) at second base! He was only voted to the All-Star game once, in 1960. That's when he batted and incredible 1 for 1 with a single as you can see with the little cartoon on the back of the card.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Tony Taylor - one of the few players not to wear a batting helmet in the late 1960s. ... I'm surprised that his card specifies '2nd Base', since he played almost every game at 3b in 1968 (due to Richie Allen being moved to LF following his late '67 wrist injury). Topps usually adjusted the positions to reflect recent (even temporary) position changes.