Thursday, July 28, 2011
PWI (Playing While Intoxicated) only drew two-game suspension in 1960
Joe Taylor, Seattle’s all-star outfielder, was suspended indefinitely between games of a double-header July 5, for reporting “in an unfit condition to play ball.” He also was abusive to G.M. Cedric Tallis and Manager Dick Sisler.
Sisler removed Taylor from the first game when he stumbled over first base after being hit by a pitched ball by Portland’s Pete Mesa. Taylor reportedly bragged to teammates: “I’m drunk.” He had been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol 15 days before, fined $250 and lost his driver’s license for 30 days.