Ben Taylor

Hall of Fame

First Base

1909—1929

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
NR
First Base RANK
#46

Player Detail

Benjamin Harrison
GIVEN NAME
Taylor
SURNAME
July 1, 1888, in Anderson, SC
BORN
January 24, 1953, in Baltimore, MD, USA
DIED
1909—1929
Playing Career
Played from 20-40
PLAYING AGE
Birmingham Giants
West Baden Sprudels
St. Louis Giants
Habana
New York Lincoln Giants
Chicago American Giants
Indianapolis ABCs
Jewell's ABCs of Indianapolis
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants
Washington Potomacs
Harrisburg Giants
Baltimore Black Sox
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Indianapolis ABCs
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
1908
Major League Debut
1929
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ben Taylor?

A high-average left-handed hitter similar to George Sisler, Taylor was an excellent defensive first baseman with great range. Famed Negro Leagues manager Rube Foster picked Taylor as the bets first baseman he ever saw.

70

HITTING

50

POWER

60

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Ben Taylor had three brothers who played professional baseball: “Candy Jim: Taylor, Charles Isham “C.I.” Taylor, and “Steel Arm” Johnny Taylor.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.337

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

BEST SEASON

1921 Indianapolis ABCs

32 Years Old

.392
AVG
3
HR
89
RBI
84
RUNS
.448
OBP
160
HITS
25
2B
9
3B
.520
SLG
36
BB
9
SB
5.5
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.337
.398
.461

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.858
NA
UNK

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
NR
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Ben Taylor Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Taylor
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
.337
.398
.461
858
AVG 1B
588

Ben Taylor Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
46
NR
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ben Taylor PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Ben Taylor
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Ben Taylor
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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