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Scott Taylor heard crowd roaring after key ML strikeouts; Saw two ML seasons, 20 appearances

Scott Taylor 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card, Taylor posed in pitching motion

Into his second stint with the Red Sox in September 1993, Scott Taylor found himself with the bases loaded, staring down Don Mattingly and Danny Tartabull, The Associated Press wrote.

Taylor struck them both out, The AP wrote.

"I could hear the crowd roaring and I usually don't hear the crowd," Taylor told The AP. "That just pumped me up."

Taylor saw 16 outings for the Red Sox that year, after four the previous year. In a career that spanned seven seasons, those 20 appearances proved the extent of his big league career.

Taylor's career began in 1988, taken by the Red Sox in the 28th round of the draft out of Bowling Green University in Ohio.

Taylor started with the Red Sox at short-season Elmira. He then moved to single-A Lynchburg in 1989 and then saw AA New Britain for five starts in 1990.

He played 1991 between New Britain and AAA Pawtucket, then 1992 at Pawtucket. That September, he saw Boston. He got into four games, went 1-1, with a 4.91 ERA.

Tayler then set to work trying to make the big squad for 1993, as he worked odd jobs to support his family in the offseason, The Fort Myers News-Press wrote

"If you're in the minor leagues working your way up and you have a family, it's tough to make a living," Taylor told The News-Press that December. "You have to find a job in the offseason to even hope to get by."

Taylor then played 1993 at Pawtucket and saw those 16 relief outings in Boston. That June, with Pawtucket, Taylor came on in long relief and shut down Rochester, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle wrote.

"I tip my hat to Scott Taylor," Rochester manager Bob Miscik told The Democrat and Chronicle afterward. "He was very impressive. He worked both sides of the plate effectively."

With Boston, Taylor saw those 16 outings, went 0-1, with an 8.18 ERA.

Taylor isn't credited as playing in 1994. He then came back for one final campaign in 1995 with the Pirates at AAA Calgary to end his career.

Scott Taylor 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card, Taylor posed in pitching motion

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,127
Made the Majors:1,366-33.1%-X
Never Made Majors:2,761-66.9%
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:337

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