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Everett Mills

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"Everett Mills, in his day one of the best known base ball players in the country . . . covered first base and in his time was considered one of the best players of the position in the country." - from Sporting Life's obituary of Everett Mills in the June 27, 1908 issue

Everett Mills, also called "Ev Mills", played all five years of the National Association's existence and the first year of the National League. His time as a ballplayer goes back at least as far as the 1865 Newark Eurekas, for whom he played first base. He holds the single season record for most at-bats in a season without getting a walk. In 1875, he had 342 ABs and not a single BB. This isn't entirely surprising, however, as in 1525 career at-bats, he walked only 13 times and had 12 strikeouts.

Mills managed the 1872 Baltimore Canaries for 14 games.

The book "When Johnny Came Sliding Home: the post civil-war baseball boom, 1865-70" calls him a "jovial wise-cracking first baseman".

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