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Lowell Otto Miller
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 196 lb.
- Debut July 16, 1910
- Final Game September 24, 1922
- Born June 1, 1889 in Minden, NE USA
- Died March 29, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY USA
Otto Miller spent his entire major league career playing for Brooklyn, under two managers, Bill Dahlen and Wilbert Robinson. Virtually all his appearances were as a catcher. He played in the 1916 World Series and the 1920 World Series.
He was born in Nebraska, and came to the majors at a young age (20) as one of the ten youngest players in the National League. However, although young, he had already played in several minor leagues.
He was considered a top defensive catcher.
After his playing career ended, Miller managed the Atlanta Crackers in 1923 and was a Brooklyn Dodgers coach for over a decade, from 1926 to 1936. He was pressed into service for one game as a National League umpire on May 4, 1934.
At age 72 he died when he either fell or jumped from a fourth story window of a hospital where he had had cataract surgery.
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