Otto Miller

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Lowell Otto Miller

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 196 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Otto Miller spent his entire major league career playing for Brooklyn, under two managers, Bill Dahlen and Wilbert Robinson. Virtually all his appearances were as a catcher. He played in the 1916 World Series and the 1920 World Series.

He was born in Nebraska, and came to the majors at a young age (20) as one of the ten youngest players in the National League. However, although young, he had already played in several minor leagues.

He was considered a top defensive catcher.

After his playing career ended, Miller managed the Atlanta Crackers in 1923 and was a Brooklyn Dodgers coach for over a decade, from 1926 to 1936. He was pressed into service for one game as a National League umpire on May 4, 1934.

At age 72 he died when he either fell or jumped from a fourth story window of a hospital where he had had cataract surgery.

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