Thursday, April 6, 2017

Eddie Taylor

Edwin Charles "Knockout" Taylor, Sr.

March 10, 1911
Philadelphia, PA

October 21, 1988
Abington, PA

1928-29 Pierce Business College (College)
1931-32 Philadelphia Jasper Jewels (EBL)
1931-32 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia Moose (EBL)
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN Broadcasters  (EBL)
1933-34 Camden Brewers (ABL)
1933-34 Enterprise (EBL)
1933-34 Hazleton (PSL)
1934-35 Germantown (EBL) 
1935-36 Buffalo Bisons (MBC)
1935-36 Germantown (EBL) 
1936-37 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (ABL)
1936-37 Brownstown (TCL) Head coach / player
1937-38 Atlantic City (NL)
1937-38 Trenton (NL)
1937-38 Brownstown (TCL) Head coach / player
1938-39 Binghamton (NYPA)
1938-39 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1939-40 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
1940-41 Schuylkill Haven (TCL)
19??-?? Detroit Clowns (Independent)
1945-46 Allentown Professionals (Independent) Head coach

Born to William and Laura Taylor, Eddie graduated from Pierce Business College and then played professional basketball for various teams and leagues out east. He
Taylor worked as a regional sales manager at Wilson Sporting Goods, working for the company for 35 years before retiring. In retirement, he started his own company, Ed Taylor and Associates, to represent sporting good companies.

Taylor was killed in a car accident in 1988. Ironically, it was not Taylor's first major car accident. In December of 1938, he and fellow Binghamton player Bill Miles were seriously injured in a car accident on the way to a game.

He was married twice and had a son and a daughter.

Philadelphia Inquirer, December 29, 1938
Obituary, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 25, 1988


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