Hack Miller

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Hack Miller
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Born: (1894-01-01)January 1, 1894
New York, New York
Died: September 17, 1971(1971-09-17) (aged 77)
Oakland, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 22, 1916, for the Brooklyn Robins
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1925, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.323
Home runs38
Runs batted in205
Career highlights and awards

Laurence H. "Hack" Miller (January 1, 1894 – September 17, 1971) was an American professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball from 1916 to 1925.

Miller was born in New York City. He would play for the Brooklyn Robins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. The son of a wrestler and strongman, he wielded a 47-ounce bat and occasionally used a bat weighing 65 ounces. His nickname "Hack" was due to his resemblance to wrestler Georg Hackenschmidt.[1]

On August 25, 1922, Miller hit two 3-run home runs to help the Cubs beat the Phillies, 26–23 in the highest scoring game in major league history.

After 25 years as a longshoreman, Miller died in Oakland, California.

In 349 games over 6 seasons, Miller hit .323 (387-for-1200), with 164 runs, 65 doubles, 11 triples, 38 home runs, 205 RBI, 64 walks, .361 on-base percentage and .490 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .962 fielding percentage as an outfielder.


  1. ^ Snyder, John (2010). 365 Oddball Days in Chicago Cubs History. United States: Accessible Publishing Systems. p. 570. ISBN 9781459607255.

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