Indianapolis ABC’s of 1916
Managed by C.I. Taylor, this was the only team to wrest the Western title away from Rube Foster’s Chicago American Giants during the decade.
The team featured a young Oscar Charleston early in his Hall-of-Fame career, cleanup batter and firstbaseman Ben Taylor, prototype secondbaseman Bingo DeMoss, and speedy outfielder George Shively.
Submariner Dizzy Dismukes was the pitching ace for Taylor’s ABCs, and CI. and Ben were joined on the team by two other members of the Taylor clan, thirdbaseman Candy Jim Taylor and pitcher Steel Arm Johnny Taylor.