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Jay Taylor tells of his career in West Texas baseball.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jay Taylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 13, 1976

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Steven Gamble

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Coming to West Texas, Part-ownership in Amarillo Baseball Club, Affiliation with major leagues, Players, Profits to charitable organizations, Players who went to major leagues, Relationship with players, Semi-professional league in Oklahoma (1930), Team salaries, Anecdote about "Gold Sox", Managers, Stadium, Ownership, Attendance at baseball games, Concessions, Money-making, Publicity, Radio sponsor, Announcer, Dick Risenhoover, Newspaper, Splitting profits with opponents, Financial problems, West Texas-New Mexico League, Administrative problems, Working agreements with major leagues, Contracts, Clubs in league, Traveling to games, Integration of baseball, Anecdote about Joe DiMaggio, Ticket sales.

Tape 1, Side 2: Minority participation, Selling players, Anecdote about Joe Pepitone, Favorites of fans, Promote players, Promotion of team by players.

Range Dates: 1920s-1940s

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1940s

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