Taylor, Tom

Inducted: 2009

Taylor, Tom

Milford, Ohio

Tom Taylor excelled in every facet of the slow-pitch game. By consensus, he is regarded as the greatest power hitter of his era from the Greater Cincinnati area and was also regarded as having one of the better arms in the game.

While playing for some of the most successful and recognized teams of his era he was named all-tournament eighteen times and was also the home run leader in eighteen of the tournaments in which he participated.

Starting at age 15 he played for the better part of 32 seasons highlighted by his stints with Gatliff Auto Sales, Century Tire, and Rolling Hills Lakers. He played under the leadership of esteemed managers Al Brausch, Bob Fennel, and Reed Hughes.

He was named to the Slo-Pitch News’ 1960s Team of the Decades (second team). In 1973 he was named to Metro Softball’s All-Time Team (second team). He was named the 1970s “Player of the Decade” for Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky/ Southeastern Indiana and a member of the Greater Cincinnati All-Century team.

We are proud and privileged to be able to induct Tom Taylor into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame & Honor.