It was a scary situation for one of the Phillies all-time greats this weekend.
Phillies legend Tony Taylor suffered three mild strokes at his hotel after attending the Phillies Wall of Fame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park Saturday night, according to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to Breen’s reporting, Taylor’s wife expects her husband, 83, to leave Jefferson University Hospital by Wednesday. Taylor is in “steady” condition and will return to Florida with his wife once cleared by doctors.
Inducted onto the Wall of Fame in 2002, Taylor played 15 seasons for Philadelphia and is revered as one of the franchise’s all-time second basemen. The Cuban native collected 1,511 hits, 219 doubles, 63 triples, and 51 home runs while playing for Philadelphia.
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Taylor is fifth in games played by a Phillie with 1,669 and seventh in at-bats with 5,799. Chase Utley surpassed Taylor as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played at second base.
In 1963 Taylor finished 16th in the National League MVP race with a career-high 180 hits and 49 RBI. Primarily known for his defense, Taylor had a career .976 fielding percentage in a career that spanned nearly two decades.
Taylor was one of a dozen former players, coaches, and executives on the Wall of Fame who attended Saturday’s ceremony honoring the newest inductee Bobby Abreu.
Taylor is one of the oldest surviving members of the Wall of Fame, second only to Curt Simmons, 90, who has not attended the ceremony in recent years.
All the best to Taylor as he recovers and hoping he can return to next years induction ceremony.