Dots Miller – (1914-1919) Second Baseman



Dots Miller was in a Cardinals uniform from 1914-1919 and was primarily a second baseman. His name was John Barney Miller and he received the nickname “Dots” from Honus Wagner. The story is written that Wagner had a heavy accent and when a reporter from Pittsburgh, Jack Lennox, asked him “Who is the new player?” Wagner responded “That’s Miller”, but due to his heavy accent, the reporter heard “Dot’s Miller” and it was written in the Pittsburgh newspaper that way.

His best season was his first as he played in 155 games where he smacked 27 doubles, 10 triples, and four home runs along with a .290 batting average and 88 runs batted in.

Miller was the uncle of Jack Tighe, who managed the Detroit Tigers in the 1950s.