Born: April 22, 1901|
Little Rock, Arkansas
Died: May 28, 1986 85) (aged|
|September 14, 1923, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 28, 1933, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||396|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
- New York Times obituary
- Taylor Douthit at Find a Grave