Bert Miller

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Herbert Alexander Miller

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bert Miller made his major league debut with the Louisville Colonels on July 15, 1897, four days before another rookie came along to make his debut, one Honus Wagner. Bert appeared in four games with Louisville that year, and also was with Kalamazoo and New Castle in 1897.

Researcher Peter Morris tracked down Bert and gave an account in the June 1996 SABR Biographical Committee Research Report. Bert worked as a typesetter around 1893 and played on the town baseball team in Woodland, MI. He was called "Kid Miller" and had a controversial pick-off move. He pitched for Nashville, MI in 1895 and was also loaned for some games to Kalamazoo and Hastings. He played for Hastings in part of 1896 but for some reason left the team in July. His major league debut was against Amos Rusie.

He was for a time an interior decorator after his baseball days, and may have been "reduced to transient status by the depression" in 1936.

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