Bing Miller

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Bing Miller
1921 Bing Miller.jpeg
Outfielder
Born: (1894-08-30)August 30, 1894
Vinton, Iowa
Died: May 7, 1966(1966-05-07) (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1921, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 5, 1936, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.311
Home runs116
Runs batted in993
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Edmund John "Bing" Miller (August 30, 1894 – May 7, 1966) was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder, most notably for the Philadelphia Athletics for whom he spent the prime years of his career. Miller was 6' (183 cm) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg) and hit and threw right-handed.

Baseball career[edit]

Born in Vinton, Iowa, Miller debuted in the Major Leagues on April 16, 1921 at the age of 26 with the Washington Senators, but in 1922 Miller was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics. He also appeared for the St. Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox.

Miller batted .311 in 1,820 Major League games played with 1,934 hits over the course of his 16-year career, with 389 doubles, 96 triples and 116 home runs. Defensively, he recorded a .972 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions and first base. He's best known for hitting a two-out walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 5 of the 1929 World Series, in which the Athletics won their fourth world championship. Miller was the A's starting right fielder during their three consecutive American League championships, and batted .258 with 17 hits in 18 World Series games from 1929–31. He retired as a player six days after his 42nd birthday.

Miller then continued in uniform as a coach for 17 years after his playing career ended, working with the Red Sox (1937), Detroit Tigers (1938–41), Chicago White Sox (1942–49) and Athletics (1950–53).

Bing Miller's younger brother Ralph Miller (left-handed pitcher) played in one Major League game for the Washington Senators in 1921.

On May 7, 1966, he was injured in an auto accident while driving home after attending Connie Mack Stadium for a game between the Phillies and Pirates. Taken to Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, Bing Miller died six hours after the accident.[1]

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