1925 Photo of baseball catcher Zack Taylor, of the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers, sitting outdoors at Weeghman Field (later renamed Wrigley Field), located at 1060 West Addison Street and bounded by West Waveland Avenue, North Seminary Avenue, North Clark Street, and North Sheffield Avenue in the Lake View community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-065473, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
A durable catcher, Zack Taylor was a well-noted defensive stalwart during his 16 major league seasons. He started with the old Brooklyn Dodgers back in 1920, and by 1923 he was the team’s regular starting backstop, and batted .288 in 96 games, .290 in 99 games, and a career-best .310 from 1923-1925. Then, on October 7 1915 Zack Taylor was traded to the Boston Braves in a six-player trade.
One of baseball’s hardest players to strike out Zack Taylor fanned just 192 times in 2,865 career at bats.
He was a player/coach while with the Cubs and with Brooklyn in 1935 and he managed the St Louis Browns in 1946, 1948-1951, finishing 7th, 6th, 7th, 7th, and 8th in the then 8-team American League.