Damian Miller

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Damian Miller
Catcher
Born: (1969-10-13) October 13, 1969 (age 44)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1997 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2007 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Batting average .262
Home runs 87
Runs batted in 406
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Damian Donald Miller (born October 13, 1969 in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who last played for the Milwaukee Brewers.

High school years[edit]

Miller attended West Salem High School in West Salem, Wisconsin and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball and baseball. Miller graduated from West Salem High School in 1987.

College and professional years[edit]

Miller attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and as a junior was named the NAIA District 14 Player of the Year and helped lead his team to the NAIA seminifinals. Miller is not a member of the Major League Baseball Players Association, as he was a replacement player during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike. These players are barred from joining the players' union. His name also does not appear on any official commemorative merchandise from the Arizona Diamondbacks' 2001 World Series win.

Through his career, Miller has also played for the Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks (winning the 2001 World Series), Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics. In 2002, he was named to the National League All-Star team.

On June 27, 2007, in a home game against the Houston Astros, Miller hit his second career walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to win the game for the Brewers. It was his first home run of the 2007 season. The walk-off came on La Crosse Day at Miller Park.[1] In his next game, he recorded a franchise-tying seven runs batted in, which included a grand slam and a two-run home run.[2]

After becoming a free agent after the 2007 season, Miller attracted interest from a couple of teams, but declined, saying the Brewers were the only team he wanted to play for.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Miller is married to Jeanne Miller. They have two children, Josey and Jesse. He likes to coach his son's baseball and basketball teams. He hunts and plays guitar. He goes and helps with spring Training in the Spring. They also have a dog named Daisy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ How sweet the sweep is with walk-off, 06-27, retrieved 2007-06-27 
  2. ^ "Miller goes 4-for-5 as Brewers pound Pirates". July 2, 2007, Associated Press. Retrieved on July 2, 2007.
  3. ^ "Some familiar faces still looking for work". May 28, 2008, Espn.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2008.

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