Known as a career up-and-down catcher splitting time between the big leagues and Minor Leagues, the roller coaster ride is officially over for Corky Miller. According to a source of Yawkey Way Report, he will not be playing in 2015 putting an end to the pro career he started all the way back in 1998.
In 216 career big league games, Miller finished as a career .193/.277/.306 hitter and as a .248/.367/.417 hitter with 120 career home runs in a whopping 1060 minor league games.
This past season, Miller was a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization as he was for the vast majority of his career. Limited to just 23 games this past season before he was placed on the temporarily inactive list in May and then on the Disabled List with a back strain in June, Miller hit .190/.203/.238 which makes it no surprise that the 38-year-old decided to call it a career.
Believe it or not, Miller actually does have ties to the Boston Red Sox organization. In 2006, he spent most of the season as a member of the Paw Sox but did get in one big league game on August 6th. Going 0-for-4 with a strikeout, it was and will remain his last game as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Back in August, the Louisville Bats announced they would retire Corky Miller's International League famous number eight which comes as no surprise as he has played in the second most games for that AAA club in their history.
Even though his playing career is over, Corky Miller may still find himself in baseball. It is clear that he has a passion for the game. Signed as an undrafted free agent back in 1998, he spent much of his life as a professional ballplayer. With this in mind, perhaps he begins a new career as a coach.
Along with Mike Hessman, Corky Miller will be remembered as one of the all-time great International League players of the early 21st century.