Taylor spent 50 years in organized baseball, and though 16 of them came as a major
league catcher, he played regularly only from 1923 to 1929. He coached, managed,
and scouted until 1970. He
was at the Browns' helm for four-plus seasons, never winning
more than 59 games, and was the man who sent pinch hitter Eddie Gaedel
to the plate
on August 18, 1951, the day the midget had his one famous at-bat. One of Veeck's
more regular promotions was to allow fans to vote on managerial moves. The fans'
decisions were tallied up and relayed to Taylor.