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Hall of Famer keeps managing the game he loves

Thursday, April 15th, 2010


The Eidswold teams of the 1960s. Can you recognize some of the players?
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“We asked ourselves, ‘Who’s going to pitch?’” I had pitched an inning here and there, so I was it…” – Dick Taylor

FARMINGTON, MN – Dick Taylor knows this for certain – one less manager means one less team.

“If a manager walks away the whole team folds because nobody wants to take over,” said Taylor.

So year after year the 71-year-old Taylor keeps fielding the Raiders fastpitch softball team. His managerial career started in 1968. Not because he wanted to, but because he had to.

“I got roped into it,” he said with a chuckle.

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