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Died July 31, 1938 in Jersey City, N.J. USA

Inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame 2009

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ROY OSCAR "Doc" MILLER
Position: Batter 
Birth Date: February 4, 1883
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada
Weight: 170lbs
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Roy Oscar "Doc" Miller was born in Chatham on February 4, 1883, attended public school here and graduated from Chatham Collegiate.  He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1907 and an M.B. (medical degree) from the same university in 1911. While attending school, he made a name for himself in baseball as a pitcher, an outfielder, and a shortstop, playing for semi-professional teams in Western Ontario.  He went on to play major league baseball in the National League, becoming very proficient as a hitter.  He ended his 5-year career as a premier pinch hitter.

After retiring from baseball, he practiced medicine in New York City, becoming a specialist in skin diseases and cancer.  He died in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 31, 1938 from an apparent suicide due to being depressed about his wife's death 2 years previous to that.

  • 1903-1909
    • Played in the professional minor leagues with Manchester in the New England League (1903), Syracuse and Binghampton in New York State League (1905), Calumet and Fargo in the Northern-Copper Country League (1906), Pueblo in the Western League (1908), and San Francisco and Pueblo in the Pacific Coast league (1909). Career Minor League Statistics - games 352, at bats 1254, hits 380, average .303
  • 1910
    • Began his major league career with Chicago in the National League where he played only one game before being traded to Boston,  the same league where he played in 130 games with a combined batting average of  286. 
  • 1911
    • While still with Boston "Doc" played in 146 games and led the league with 192 hits while batting .333 which was second , by 1 percentage point, to Honus Wagner who led the league; also tied for lead in singles with 146, was second in doubles with 36, was fourth in at bats with 577, sixth in RBI's with 91, and was sixth in total bases with 255. 
  • 1912
    • Played a total of 118 games, 51 with Boston and 67 with Philadelphia of the National League, and batted .259.   
  • 1913
    •  By 1913, he was used primarily as a pinch hitter and was considered one of the best. For Philadelphia, he played in 69 games and batted .345 with 30 hits in 87 at bats.  
  • 1914
    • "Doc" was traded to Cincinnati of the National League where he played his last major league season. He played in 93 games with 192 at bats and hit .255. In his 5 year major league career,
  • Career Totals
    • Chatham native Roy (Doc) Miller was named yesterday to this year's class of inductees for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The former major-league outfielder, who died in 1938 at age 55, will be inducted into the St. Marys' Shrine. Miller played 557 games in the major leagues from 1910 to 1914. He finished with 12 home runs, 235 RBIs and a .295 batting average. He spent his entire five-season career in the National League as an outfielder with Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. His .333 batting average in 1911 was only .001 behind National League leader Honus Wagner.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2009