Taylor Douthit

Taylor Douthit
Center fielder
Born: (1901-04-22)April 22, 1901
Little Rock, Arkansas
Died: May 28, 1986(1986-05-28) (aged 85)
Fremont, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1923, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 1933, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .291
Home runs 29
Runs batted in 396
Career highlights and awards

Taylor Lee Douthit (April 22, 1901 – May 28, 1986), was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Cincinnati Reds from 1923 to 1933.


Douthit started out in the Cardinals organization and became a major league regular in 1926. The year before, he had hit .372 for Milwaukee of the American Association. As a rookie, he hit .308 and then .267 in the World Series to help St. Louis win the championship.

In 1931, Douthit was traded to the Reds. His batting skills suffered, and he left professional baseball two years later.

Douthit is the all-time record holder for range factor by a center fielder. His 547 outfield putouts in 1928 is the record for most outfield putouts in a season. He is in the University of California Hall of Fame for his baseball and basketball play there.

In 1,074 games played, Douthit compiled a .291 batting average (1201-4127) with 665 runs, 29 home runs, 396 RBI, an on-base percentage of .364 and a slugging percentage of .384 in 11 seasons. In 13 World Series games, he batted .140 (7-40) with 5 runs and 4 RBI. He posted a .972 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions.

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