Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Byron C.

Byron C. 'Jack' Taylor

Year Inducted: 1985
Category: Baseball

-Three-sport star at Landis, N.C. High School
-Entered Catawba at age 16 and played three sports
-Baseball pitcher at Catawba (career record of 18-3); All-North State Conference in baseball, 1946-47; All-State Collegiate baseball, 1947; Helped lead Catawba in (5-0 record) to conference title, 1945
-Pro-baseball player for Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies organizations, 1948-61
-Pro pitching record of 182-153 with 209 complete games; had 1,610 strikeouts as pro pitcher; won 22 games for High Point-Thomasville in 1956
-Rockwell Little League coach for 16 years (10 championships)
-Helped organize other you baseball leagues in East Rowan area
-Owner & operator of variety stores for over 30 years

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