Ralph Miller (right-handed pitcher)

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Ralph Miller
Born: (1873-03-15)March 15, 1873
Died: May 8, 1973(1973-05-08) (aged 100)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1898, for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Last MLB appearance
May 26, 1899, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 5-17
Earned run average 5.18
Strikeouts 46

Ralph Darwin Miller (March 15, 1873 – May 8, 1973) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles during the 1898 and 1899 baseball seasons. Born in Cincinnati, he died there at age 100;[1] he was the first major league player to live to his 100th birthday. At the time of his death he was believed to be the last surviving 19th century Major Leaguer, a title which he unofficially held until the 1990s when baseball researchers discovered that Charlie Emig, a pitcher who played in one game in 1896 and died in 1975, actually held that distinction.

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Preceded by
John Hollison
Oldest recognized verified living baseball player
August 19, 1969 – May 7, 1973
Succeeded by
Charlie Emig