Here’s a “missing” 1970 card for Kansas City Royal Hawk Taylor, one of the “original” Royals in their inaugural 1969 season:
Taylor appeared in 64 games for K.C., hitting a respectable .270 with 24 hits over 89 official at-bats.
What popped out at me was his 21 runs batted in on those 24 hits and 64 games. Not bad!
He’d close out his 11-year career with 57 games in 1970, with over a 100-point drop in batting average, to .164.
All told, while suiting up for the Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets,
California Angels and Royals, he hit .218 for his career, with 158 hits,
25 of them doubles and 16 homers, with 82 RBI’s and 56 runs scored in