Sammy Taylor

With a purported 36” vertical leap, sprinter speed and impressive upper body strength, Sammy Taylor was a triple threat in leagues throughout the Chicagoland 16” softball scene. A right handed hitter who consistently averaged over 700, Taylor could also surprise the opposition with his home run power. He played center field for the legendary Flamingos during their heyday in the 70’s and 80’s. He helped lead them the USSSA State Championship in 1988. Taylor was a consistent All-Stater and All-American at the ASA and USSSA levels. As one of the top players on one of the top teams during his era, Sammy Taylor has earned and richly deserves his place in the Softball Hall of Fame.