John Anthony Miller
Born: May 4, 1915 in Gause, Texas
Died: August 13, 2007 in Beeville, Texas
Debut: 1943 | Pos: P
H: 6'1" | W: 190 | B: R | T: R
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Ox Miller, who pitched in 24 games over four seasons in the major leagues, died on Aug. 13, 2007 in Beeville, Texas.
Miller was 28 years old when he made his debut in 1943. His career included stops with Washington (1943), St. Louis AL (1943, 1945-1946) and Chicago NL (1947). He finished his major league career with a 4-7 record and a 6.38 ERA in 91.2 innings pitched.
He hit .259 in 27 at-bats in the major leagues with a home run and four RBI.
In August 1943, he was traded by Washington, along with Ellis Clary, to the St. Louis Browns for Harlond Cliff and Johnny Niggeling.
According to his obituary, he was 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA for the San Antonio Missions in 1947. He supposedly earned the nickname "Ox" for pitching -- and winning -- all four games in a back-to-back doubleheader for Lincoln, Neb., of the Western League in 1939.
Following his career as a player, Miller worked for the Postal Service for 34 years. He retired in 1980.
He also managed semi-pro and Babe Ruth League teams.