From BR Bullpen
Ezra Millington Midkiff (Salt Rock)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut October 5, 1909
- Final Game August 6, 1913
- Born November 13, 1882 in Salt Rock, WV USA
- Died March 20, 1957 in Huntington, WV USA
 Biographical Information
"Ezra Midkiff has beaten out Roy Hartzell for the third base job on Chance's infield. Hartzell will be retained for utility work." - from the Sporting Life issue of March 22, 1913, about Midkiff becoming a major league regular; Hartzell would become the team's regular second baseman that season
Midkiff, for his part, was sold to the minor league Baltimore Orioles, where he was a teammate of Babe Ruth before Ruth came to the majors.
Midkiff was nicknamed "Salt Rock" because he was born in a town of that name. He and Dick Midkiff are the two major leaguers with the last name Midkiff.
Ezra managed at least five seasons in the minors.