James Eldridge "Hack" Miller (February 13, 1913 - November 21, 1966) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers in 1944 and 1945. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA He was on the Tigers roster for the 1945 World Series win over the Chicago Cubs, but did not appear in any games. The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs are a Professional Baseball franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. Born in Celeste, Texas, Miller grew up in Abilene and attended North Texas State and Southeast Oklahoma State Teachers College before beginning his pro baseball career as an outfielder in 1935; he made the transition to catching in 1938. Celeste is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States. The population was 817 at the 2000 census Abilene ( "ABBA-leen") is a city in Jones and Taylor Counties in the central part of the U Southeastern Oklahoma State University, often referred to as Southeastern and abbreviated as SOSU, is a public university located in Durant, Oklahoma Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter  He played in only seven major league games in his career, but batted . Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 444 with one home run and four runs batted in; ironically, the home run came in his first career at bat on April 23, 1944 against the Cleveland Indians. Home run in first at-bat Facts Twenty-five of these players hit their Home run on the first major league pitch they ever saw Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over St The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. After his playing career ended, Miller managed minor league teams in various Texas cities including Lubbock, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Abilene and Big Spring. In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters Tyler is a city in and the County seat of Smith County, Texas in the United States. Wichita Falls is a city in the state of Texas and the County seat of Wichita County Texas, United States. Big Spring is a town in the US state of Texas at the crossroads of U He died at age 53 in Dallas.