Rick Miller (baseball)

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Rick Miller
Rick Miller 1976.jpg
Outfielder
Born: (1948-04-19) April 19, 1948 (age 71)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1971, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.269
Home runs28
Runs batted in369
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Richard Alan (Rick) Miller (born April 19, 1948) is an American former outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1971 to 1985. Miller attended Grand Rapids Union High School and was a star athlete in the Grand Rapids City League. He spent 12 of his 15 seasons as a member of the Boston Red Sox, he also played with the California Angels. Miller was an accomplished fielder who won a Gold Glove in 1978 for his play in center field.

In a 15-year career covering 1482 games, Miller compiled a .269 batting average (1046-for-3887) with 552 runs, 28 home runs and 369 RBI. Defensively, he recorded a .986 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions and first base. In the postseason, in the 1975 World Series and 1979 American League Championship Series, he batted .222 (4-for-18) with 2 runs scored.

In 2007, Miller was named as the manager of the Nashua Pride of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, a team he managed through the end of the 2008 season. In 2012, he was named the manager of the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.[1]

Miller is the brother in law of former teammate Carlton Fisk, having married Fisk's sister Janet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bay Sox Welcome Former MLB Star Rick Miller as Manager". South Coast Today. November 29, 2011. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Wilson, Doug (2015). Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk. Macmillan. p. 50. ISBN 9781466872349. Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Butch Hobson
Nashua Pride Manager
2008
Succeeded by
Brian Daubach
(American Defenders of New Hampshire)