Dick Mills (baseball)

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Dick Mills
Born: (1945-01-29)January 29, 1945
Boston, Massachusetts
Died: March 28, 2015(2015-03-28) (aged 70)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average2.45

Richard Alan Mills (January 29, 1945 – March 28, 2015) was a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. Mills had originally been drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1965 amateur draft and by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the January 1966 draft,[1] but did not sign with a Major League team until he was drafted by his hometown Boston Red Sox in June 1966. He made his Major League debut for Boston in 1970, coming into the sixth inning in relief of Chuck Hartenstein to finish an 8–2 blowout loss to the Cleveland Indians.[2] His only other Major League appearance came in relief in another blowout, pitching two-thirds of an inning in an eventual 13–2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

Mills is the father of Ryan Mills, who pitched for seven seasons in the Minnesota Twins minor league system.[4] The elder Mills began a website about pitching and pitching instruction. On that website, he noted that the injury-plagued Mark Prior had scapular loading in his pitching mechanics.[5]

He died of melanoma on March 28, 2015.[6]


  1. ^ "Dick Mills Statistics: Transactions". Sports Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  2. ^ "September 7, 1970 Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Play by Play and Box Score". Sports Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  3. ^ "September 13, 1970 Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles Play by Play and Box Score". Sports Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  4. ^ "Ryan Mills Statistics (Minor Leagues)". Sports Reference, Inc. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  5. ^ "All About Pitching". All About Pitching Ltd. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  6. ^ "Mills family statement". Pitching.com. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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