Hack Miller (catcher)
February 13, 1913|
|Died: November 21, 1966
|April 19, 1944, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 5, 1945, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||4|
James Eldridge "Hack" Miller (February 13, 1913 – November 21, 1966) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers in 1944 and 1945. He also played 12 seasons in minor league baseball. Miller threw and batted right-handed and was listed at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 215 pounds (98 kg).
Born in Celeste, Texas, Miller grew up in Abilene and attended North Texas State and Southeast Oklahoma State Teachers College before beginning his pro baseball career as an outfielder in 1935; he made the transition to catching in 1938. He played in seven Major League games in his career, batting .444 with one home run and four runs batted in; the home run came in his first career at-bat on April 23, 1944 against the Cleveland Indians and lefthander Al Smith. After his playing career ended, Miller managed minor league teams in various Texas cities including Lubbock, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Abilene and Big Spring.
- "Obituaries". The Sporting News. 1966-10-10. p. 42.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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