Milan with the Washington Senators in 1913.
|Outfielder / Manager|
|Born: March 25, 1887|
|Died: March 3, 1953 (aged 65)|
|August 19, 1907, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 22, 1922, for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||617|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jesse Clyde Milan (March 25, 1887 – March 3, 1953) was an American baseball player who spent his entire career as an outfielder with the Washington Senators (1907–1922). He was not a powerful batter, but was adept at getting on base and was fleet of foot, receiving the nickname "Deerfoot" for his speed. He set a modern-rules record for stolen bases in a season with 88 in 1912, a mark surpassed three years later by Ty Cobb. Milan was mostly a center fielder.
He was born in Linden, Tennessee and was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and 168 pounds (76 kg). Like Cobb, Milan batted left-handed and threw right-handed. In 16 seasons with Washington, he batted .285 with 17 home runs and 617 runs batted in over 1982 games. He accumulated 495 stolen bases (tied for 37th all-time with Willie Keeler) and 1004 runs scored. Milan had 2100 hits in 7359 career at bats. He ended with a .353 all-time on-base percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .953 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions.
As a player-manager (1922 only), with the Senators, he was 69–85, a .448 lifetime winning percentage, after which he managed minor league teams and spent 17 seasons (1928–29 and 1938 until his death) as a coach with Washington. His brother, Horace Milan, was briefly his teammate with the Senators.
He died 22 days before his 66th birthday, in Orlando, Florida. During the Senators' 1953 spring training camp, where he was serving as a coach, he collapsed from the heat and suffered a fatal heart attack.
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