He was a pitcher over parts of 11 seasons (1962–1972) with the Cleveland Indians, Saint Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Foreign his career he compiled a 45–43 record with a 3.93 earned run average and 464 strikeouts in 491 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher. Taylor did not allow a single hit during his seven innings pitched in four World Series relief appearances.
After his playing career ended, Taylor entered medical school to become a doctor.
Taylor, a Toronto native, returned to baseball as the team physician of the Toronto Blue Jays. Ron Taylor was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, Canada"s Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Taylor had to have two toes removed.