Hawk and the Taylor family accumulated a treasure trove of baseball memorabilia over the years, now held in Pogue Library. Hawk collected many autographs during his time in baseball, including most of his World Series-winning teammates with the 1957 Milwaukee Braves. Other items of interest include the “Green Weenie,” an item used briefly by the Pittsburgh Pirates to curse their opponents and bestow good luck upon their own players, Louisville slugger souvenir bats, and Hawk’s own jacket for the KC Royals.

Bob "Hawk" Taylor Portrait

Bob "Hawk" Taylor Portrait

Sam Taylor UK Baseball Card

Sam Taylor UK Baseball Card

Sam Taylor Orleans Card

Sam Taylor Orleans Card

Kansas City Royals, Signed Catching Glove

Kansas City Royals, Signed Catching Glove

The Green Weenie

The Green Weenie

Kansas City Royals Jacket

Kansas City Royals Jacket

Louisville Sluggers, pair

Louisville Sluggers, pair

Don Mattingly Louisville Slugger

Don Mattingly Louisville Slugger

Ozzie Smith Louisville Slugger

Ozzie Smith Louisville Slugger

Collection of Baseball Ties

Collection of Baseball Ties

Bob Buhl Autograph

Bob Buhl Autograph

Ernie Johnson Autograph

Ernie Johnson Autograph