Bing Miller

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Bing Miller
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Outfielder
Born: (1894-08-30)August 30, 1894
Vinton, Iowa
Died: May 7, 1966(1966-05-07) (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1921 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 5, 1936 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .311
Home runs 116
Runs batted in 992
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • .311 batting average, 94th all-time
  • Led AL in games played, 1930
  • Starting outfielder on 1929 and 1930 World Champions

Edmund John "Bing" Miller (August 30, 1894 – May 7, 1966) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and coach. Born in Vinton, Iowa, he was 6' (183 cm) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg) and hit and threw right-handed. He debuted in the Major Leagues on April 16, 1921 with the Washington Senators, but in 1922 Miller was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics for whom he spent the prime years of his career.

On May 7, 1966, he was injured in an auto accident while driving home after attending Connie Mack Stadium for a game between the Phillies and Pirates. Taken to Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Bing Miller died six hours after the accident.[1]

Miller is best known for hitting a two-out walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 5 of the 1929 World Series that won the Athletics their fourth world championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Inc.

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