Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Taylor Douthit ’19
Taylor Douthit was a Major League baseball outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs. Douthit is the all-time record holder for range factor by a center fielder. He played in three World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one in 1926. He made 547 putouts in center field for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1928, the most in a season by a big-league outfielder. In a career that spanned all or part of 11 seasons, Douthit played 1,074 major-league games, his final one in 1933. He had a .291 career batting average, but hit .336 for the Cards in 1929. He attended UC Berkeley and was inducted in Cal Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 for baseball and basketball. He died in Fremont at age 85 in 1986.