Norm Miller (baseball)

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Norm Miller
Right fielder
Born: (1946-02-05) February 5, 1946 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1965, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1974, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.238
Home runs24
Runs batted in159

Norman Calvin Miller (born February 5, 1946) is an American former professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1965 to 1974 for the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. Later in his career he served in the Astros' front office.


Of Jewish descent,[1] Miller was born in Los Angeles, California. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Originally signed by the Los Angeles Angels, he was selected by Houston in the 1964 Rule 5 draft. When he made his major league debut in 1965, he was the sixth-youngest player in the National League.[2] His career was curtailed by a back injury, and he retired at the age of 28.[3] Miller appeared in 540 games and notched 325 hits as a Major Leaguer.[2]

Miller scored the winning run[4] in the famous 1968 1-0 24-inning game[5] between the Astros and New York Mets, when Bob Aspromonte's bases-loaded ground ball went through the legs of Met shortstop Al Weis for an error.

In 2009, Miller published a memoir entitled To All My Fans From 'Norm Who'?. Miller serves as a sports radio host on Saturdays on KILT-AM.


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