Gary A. Taylor
BHS Class of 1987
Varsity letterman — 7 Times
Soccer, Baseball

Co-Captain, Soccer, 1986 -- Co-Captain, Baseball, 1987
1985 SMC Div. 1 Soccer All-Star, Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team
Cape Cod News Soccer All-Star
1986 SMC Div. 1 Soccer All-Star, Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, Cape Cod News Soccer All-Star
1986 Barnstable Patriot Soccer Player of the Year
1985 Barnstable Patriot Player of the Year, Baseball
1985 Cape Cod News All-Star, Baseball
1985 Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, Baseball
1986 SMC Div. 1 All-Star, Baseball -- 1986 Cape Cod News All-Star
1986 Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, Baseball
1986 Barnstable Patriot Player of the Year
1987 SMC Div. 1 All-Star, Baseball - 1987 Cape Cod News All-Star
1987 Cape Cod Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, Baseball
1987 Cape Cod Times Player of the Year,
1987 Barnstable Patriot Player of the Year
Barnstable High School All-Time Record 16 Home Runs
In Single Season, Individual Player, 1986
1985, 5-1 Pitching Record, .539 Batting Average, 18 RBI
1986. 4-1 Pitching Record, 1.82 ERA, .410 B.A., 16 HRs
1987, Batted .471, 29 RBI

Inducted Into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame,

Nov. 29, 2008

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One cannot pass by a news story covering Barnstable High School baseball or soccer in the mid- to late-1980s without having one name consistently jump off the page, glaringly: Gary Taylor.
      One of the top five greatest baseball players to ever don the Red & White, resulting in a full scholarship to UMaine and then a brilliant minor league career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Taylor’s marks on the baseball diamond may one day be challenged but it is doubtful they will ever be broken. His accolades are all well-deserved, but one thing is equally certain for this brilliant ballplayer and soccer star — the numbers do not lie. As time passes on for all of us and anecdotes of glory days expand in memory, one simple fact remains: Taylor set the marks that all players who wear the Red & White must forever try to emulate; for no player before him, and few afterwards, can ever deny that this former Red Raider’s exploits on the diamond are deserving of this great honor we bestow upon him today. His career is the benchmark. It is the quintessence and definition of what all athletes at this great school can only hope one day to accomplish.

Photo Courtesy of The Taylor Family

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