After 394 games, 11 seasons, and 4 different teams from 1957 to 1970, Hawk Taylor retired from professional baseball. However, much of Hawk’s life was spent not in the stadium, but with his family—with his wife Marie, and his children.

Hawk also used his time in the Major Leagues to further his education, receiving both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Murray State University in exchange for his time as an assistant coach under the legendary Johnny Reagan. He coached for some time at other institutions, including Paducah Community College and Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Hawk kept up with his old teammates, returning to Milwaukee for several reunions of the 1957 World Series-winning team.

1966 Mets Father-Son Game

Early Family Photograph, Color

Early Family Photograph, Color

Marie and Son, Black and White Photograph

Marie and Son, Black and White Photograph

Bob Taylor Coaching and Tuition Agreement at Murray State, 1968

Bob Taylor Coaching and Tuition Agreement at Murray State, 1968

1969 KC Royals Father-Son Game

Hawk Taylor and Sons, Royals

Hawk Taylor and Sons, Royals

1970 KC Royals Father-Son Game

The News, "Faculty Fitness Program Will Continue This Spring," 1970

The News, "Faculty Fitness Program Will Continue This Spring," 1970

Jerry Atkins "Bonus, Injuries Hurt Hawk Taylor," 1970

Jerry Atkins "Bonus, Injuries Hurt Hawk Taylor," 1970

Hawk Blows Bubbles While Coaching at Murray State

Hawk Blows Bubbles While Coaching at Murray State

The Shield, Hawk Taylor Picture, 1973

The Shield, Hawk Taylor Picture, 1973

1973 Murray State University Baseball Catalog

1973 Murray State University Baseball Catalog