Taylor is regarded alongside Rube Foster as the two greatest managers of all time in the Negro Leagues.
In 1938, Maynard split the season between North Carolina’s Tarboro Serpents of the Coastal Plain League and the Virginia’s Richmond Colts of the Piedmont League. He would hit .329 with 18 home runs in 106 games for Tarboro.
The United States team featured two future MLB players from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: B.J. Surhoff and Scott Bankhead.
Simmons played baseball for the Greensboro Red Wings and Asheville Blues of the Negro Southern League from 1946-1949.