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Eddie Miller

Eddie Miller

Edward Robert Miller (November 26, 1916 – July 31, 1997) was a shortstop who played for 14 seasons in the National League between 1936 and 1950. He was a talented fielder and a perennial All-Star during the 1940’s.

Here are some key things to know about Miller:

  1. Born in Pittsburgh on November 26, 1916, Miller made his Major League debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 1936 as a 19-year-old.
  2. He played in 41 games over 2 seasons with the Reds before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1938 in exchange for Willard Hershberger. Miller never played for the Yankees at the major league level.
  3. Miller was traded to the Boston Bees less than a year later.
  4. Miller became the starting shortstop while in Boston, and established himself as one of the National League’s best shortstops during his four seasons there.
  5. His first season with Boston was shortened when he fractured his ankle in a collision with Al Simmons. He recovered in 1940 to a career-best .276 for the Bees while leading all NL shortstops in fielding percentage and appearing in the MLB All-Star Game.
  6. His batting average fell over the next two seasons with Boston, he led all shortstops in fielding percentage both years.
  7. Miller was an All-Star in 1941 and was named as a starter in the All-Star Game in 1942.
  8. After the 1942 season, he was traded back to the Reds in exchange for Eddie Joost and Nate Andrews.

Source: Eddie Miller (infielder) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.