October 13, 1969 |
La Crosse, Wisconsin
|August 10, 1997, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 2007, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||406|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school years
College and professional years
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. In his next game, he recorded a franchise-tying seven runs batted in, which included a grand slam and a two-run home run.
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.
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. They also have a dog named Daisy.