James Miller (minors03)

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James W. Miller

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jim Miller pitched 12 seasons in the minor leagues, from 1946 to 1950 and from 1953 to 1959. He began his professional career at 17 years old.

He won at least 10 games four times. In 1947, with the Red Springs Red Robins, he went 11-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 27 games. With the Martinsville A's in 1948, he was 10-6 with a 4.08 mark in 25 games. In 1953, he was 12-11 with a 2.83 ERA in 30 games (24 starts) for the Williamsport A's and in 1954, with the Savannah A's, Miller was 11-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 35 games (19 starts).

Other seasons worth noting: He had a 8-3, 2.86 line in 15 games for the Kewanee A's in 1949. In 1955, his first year at Triple-A, he was 8-11 with a 4.12 ERA in 53 games (12 starts) for the Columbus Jets. With the Little Rock Travelers in 1957, he was 6-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 43 games (9 starts).

Overall, Miller went 87-86 in 407 appearances.

He was also adequate with the bat, hitting .209 in 602 career at-bats. In 1946, his rookie year, he hit a career-high .286 (albeit in only 14 ABs ... his career-high in a year with substantial PAs was .279 in 1949).

He served in the U.S. Army in 1951-1952, spending time in Germany.