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Otto Miller

Lowell Otto Miller (Moonie)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: June 1, 1889 in Minden, NE (All Transactions)
Debut: July 16, 1910 (Age 21.045, 3,356th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1912 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Robins/Superbas/Dodgers 1910-1922

Last Game: September 24, 1922 (Age 33.115)
Died: March 29, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY
Buried: St. John Cemetery, Goshen, NY
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1910 21 BRO NL 31 70 66 5 11 3 0 0 2 1 2 19 .167 .203 .212 .415 23 14 1 1 2
1911 22 BRO NL 25 64 62 7 13 2 2 0 8 2 0 4 .210 .210 .306 .516 47 19 0 2 2
1912 23 BRO NL 98 345 316 35 88 18 1 1 31 11 18 50 .278 .325 .351 .677 88 111 4 7 2
1913 24 BRO NL 104 340 320 26 87 11 7 0 26 7 12 10 31 .272 .294 .350 .644 82 112 0 10 *2/3
1914 25 BRO NL 54 179 169 17 39 6 1 0 9 0 7 20 .231 .261 .278 .539 60 47 0 3 2/3
1915 26 BRO NL 84 270 254 20 57 4 6 0 25 3 0 6 28 .224 .245 .287 .533 59 73 1 9 2
1916 27 BRO NL 73 227 216 16 55 9 2 1 17 6 7 29 .255 .281 .329 .610 85 71 1 3 2
1917 28 BRO NL 92 301 274 19 63 5 4 1 17 5 14 29 .230 .272 .288 .561 70 79 2 11 2
1918 29 BRO NL 75 242 228 8 44 6 1 0 8 1 9 20 .193 .230 .228 .458 41 52 2 2 2/3
1919 30 BRO NL 51 174 164 18 37 5 0 0 5 2 7 14 .226 .257 .256 .513 53 42 0 3 2
1920 31 BRO NL 90 324 301 16 87 9 2 0 33 0 5 9 18 .289 .312 .332 .644 83 100 1 13 2
1921 32 BRO NL 91 315 286 22 67 8 6 1 27 2 1 9 26 .234 .260 .315 .575 48 90 1 19 2
1922 33 BRO NL 59 199 180 20 47 11 1 1 23 0 0 6 13 .261 .285 .350 .635 63 63 0 13 2
13 Yrs 927 3050 2836 229 695 97 33 5 231 40 18 104 301 .245 .275 .308 .583 67 873 13 96
162 Game Avg. 162 533 496 40 121 17 6 1 40 7 18 53 .245 .275 .308 .583 67 153 2 17

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1910 21 BRO NL 31 70 -7 -0 0 0 1 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .480 .496 -0.4 0.1 -3 2
1911 22 BRO NL 25 64 -4 0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .478 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 2
1912 23 BRO NL 98 345 -6 -1 0 1 6 1 0.0 11 11 1.1 .501 .500 1.0 0.7 10 2
1913 24 BRO NL 104 340 -8 -2 0 1 6 -4 -0.4 10 7 0.7 .496 .498 0.5 0.8 6 *2/3
1914 25 BRO NL 54 179 -8 0 0 -1 3 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.2 .487 .496 0.0 0.2 1 2/3
1915 26 BRO NL 84 270 -12 1 0 1 5 -6 -0.7 8 3 0.2 .492 .496 0.1 0.6 2 2
1916 27 BRO NL 73 227 -4 -0 0 -1 4 -2 -0.2 7 6 0.5 .498 .499 0.7 0.4 6 2
1917 28 BRO NL 92 301 -9 -0 0 1 5 -4 -0.5 9 6 0.5 .495 .497 0.4 0.7 5 2
1918 29 BRO NL 75 242 -14 0 0 -1 3 -12 -1.5 7 -4 -0.7 .480 .491 -0.6 0.3 -3 2/3
1919 30 BRO NL 51 174 -9 -0 0 -1 2 -8 -1.0 5 -2 -0.4 .482 .494 -0.2 0.1 -1 2
1920 31 BRO NL 90 324 -6 -1 0 0 4 -4 -0.5 10 6 0.6 .495 .497 0.6 0.4 6 2
1921 32 BRO NL 91 315 -23 1 0 -1 3 -19 -2.0 10 -10 -1.0 .478 .488 -0.9 0.2 -8 2
1922 33 BRO NL 59 199 -11 0 0 -2 2 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .483 .494 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
13 Seasons 927 3050 -121 -1 0 -5 44 -83 -9.7 94 11 0.1 .490 .496 0.9 4.3 16

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1916 27 BRO NL WS BOS L 2 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 1 0
1920 31 BRO NL WS CLE L 6 16 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 0 1 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 8 25 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .136 .174 .136 .310 3 0 2 0
2 WS 8 25 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .136 .174 .136 .310 3 0 2 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1910 BRO NL 21 C 28 155 116 37 2 2 .987 5.46 .973 6.30 4 26 23 47% 44%
1911 BRO NL 22 C 22 96 61 28 7 0 .927 4.05 .966 6.44 2 28 22 44% 44%
1912 BRO NL 23 C 94 611 455 141 15 11 .975 6.34 .969 6.31 5 123 103 46% 44%
1913 BRO NL 24 C 103 614 448 148 18 13 .971 5.79 .970 6.29 6 115 95 45% 44%
1913 BRO NL 24 1B 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 .986 10.40
1914 BRO NL 25 C 50 47 44 309 233 65 11 5 .964 5.96 .970 6.31 7 59 41 41% 44%
1914 BRO NL 25 1B 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.00 .988 10.60
1915 BRO NL 26 C 83 76 71 463 363 91 9 8 .981 5.47 .975 6.20 9 71 58 45% 46%
1916 BRO NL 27 C 69 59 56 409 311 85 13 6 .968 5.74 .974 6.30 9 77 40 34% 44%
1917 BRO NL 28 C 91 78 70 518 412 95 11 8 .979 5.57 .975 5.98 6 66 55 45% 44%
1918 BRO NL 29 C 62 62 61 363 276 77 10 6 .972 5.69 .974 5.25 6 66 48 42% 44%
1918 BRO NL 29 1B 1 1 1 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 14.00 .987 11.20
1919 BRO NL 30 C 51 48 46 291 223 58 10 6 .966 5.51 .972 5.39 4 43 38 47% 44%
1920 BRO NL 31 C 89 87 69 490 418 65 7 8 .986 5.43 .968 5.31 13 78 45 37% 46%
1921 BRO NL 32 C 91 88 77 458 338 107 13 10 .972 4.89 .971 4.87 11 67 64 49% 49%
1922 BRO NL 33 C 57 54 43 281 216 56 9 3 .968 4.77 .974 4.63 8 38 34 47% 46%
13 Seasons C 890 599 537 5058 3870 1053 135 86 .973 5.53 .972 5.78 90 857 666 44% 45%
3 Seasons 1B 3 1 1 30 28 2 0 2 1.000 10.00 .987 10.73
13 Seasons TOT 893 600 538 5088 3898 1055 135 88 .973 5.55 .972 5.80 90 857 666 44% 45%
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1912 NL  94 (4th)
1913 NL  103 (3rd)
1920 NL  89 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1912 NL  455 (4th)
1913 NL  448 (4th)
1917 NL  412 (4th)
1920 NL  418 (1st)
1921 NL  338 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1912 NL  141 (3rd)
1913 NL  148 (3rd)
1921 NL  107 (3rd)
Career  1,053 (37th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1912 NL  15 (5th)
1913 NL  18 (4th)
1916 NL  13 (5th)
1918 NL  10 (4th)
1919 NL  10 (5th)
1921 NL  13 (3rd)
Career  135 (94th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1912 NL  11 (5th)
1913 NL  13 (2nd)
1921 NL  10 (5th)
Career  86 (78th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1913 NL  6 (5th)
1915 NL  9 (4th)
1920 NL  13 (1st)
1921 NL  11 (1st)
1922 NL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1912 NL  123 (2nd)
1913 NL  115 (3rd)
1920 NL  78 (2nd)
1921 NL  67 (2nd)
Career  857 (51st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1912 NL  103 (3rd)
1913 NL  95 (5th)
1917 NL  55 (4th)
1921 NL  64 (2nd)
Career  666 (36th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1912 NL  6.34 (2nd)
1913 NL  5.79 (4th)
1917 NL  5.57 (4th)
1918 NL  5.69 (2nd)
1920 NL  5.43 (2nd)
1921 NL  4.89 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1912 NL  .975 (2nd)
1915 NL  .981 (3rd)
1917 NL  .979 (2nd)
1920 NL  .986 (1st)
1921 NL  .972 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1910 NL  born 1889-06-01 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (470th), 0.1 career WAR/3.4 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • September 1, 1909: Drafted by the Brooklyn Superbas from Duluth (Minnesota-Wisconsin) in the 1909 rule 5 draft.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1927 38 St. Louis Browns $4,200 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 41 Boston Red Sox $4,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1931 42 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1932 43 Boston Red Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,700
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Lowell Moonie Otto Miller

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