Black Baseball in Chicago|
by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller and Dick Clark
Arcadia Publishing, 2000 | Buy the book
RADCLIFFE AND TAYLOR | Pictured in a game above against the Memphis Red Sox are Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, a local beauty queen, and "Candy" Jim Taylor. Taylor, one of the four Taylor brothers that played in the Negro Leagues, was a third baseman with the Chicago American Giants in 1912 and 1913, batting clean up his first season there. Taylor would return to the team in 1937 as manager, the role in which he gained his greatest fame. Taylor would fill this role for the 1937-39, 1941-42, and 1945-47 seasons. The Windy City's Brookmont Hotel, at 3953 South Michigan, housed Taylor's candy store. A true fashion plate, Taylor sometimes wore spats over his baseball shoes while in uniform.
From Black Baseball in Chicago by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark.
Copyright © 2000 by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark. Excerpted with permission.