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Dots Miller from the Chronology
Jun 14, 1917 - At St. Louis, the Cardinals pull off a triple steal in the 5th inning to help beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-4. Dots Miller is on the front end with Walton Cruise and Tom Long following. Rogers Hornsby hits a home run in the 7th.
Dec 12, 1913 - The Pirates clean house in an 8-player swap with the Cardinals. Going to St. Louis is Dots Miller‚ a 1909 World Series hero‚ 14-game winner Hank Robinson‚ 3B Cozy Dolan‚ IF Art Butler‚ and OF Owen "Chief" Wilson, king of the triple. The Pirates receive pitcher Bob Harmon‚ 3B Mike Mowrey‚ and 1B Ed Konetchy‚ whom the Bucs had been after for years. Konetchy‚ unhappy in St. Louis‚ will have his worst season (.249) in years‚ while Miller will have his best (.290)‚ giving credence to the trading abilities of manager Miller Huggins.
May 21, 1913 - The Pirates top the Dodgers 5-2 and (according to Greg Beston of Retrosheet) set a ML record for most sacrifies (4) in an inning. It happens in the 8th when Jim Viox singles Honus Waagner sac bunts but is safe on a throwing error Dots Miller does the same Owen Wilson sac bunts them to 3B and Bobby Byrne hits a squeeze sac bunt for a score.
Jul 12, 1911 - At Pittsburgh the Giants win 4-3 behind Rube Marquard's pitching. Rube strikes out the side in the 2nd and 3rd innings setting down Dots Miller Newt Hunter and Owen Wilson then blowing by pitcher Elmer Steele Bobby Byrne and Tommy Leach in the 3rd frame.
Jun 10, 1911 - At Pittsburgh the Bucs Bobby Byrne steals 2B 3B and home in the same inning against Brooklyn. His swipe of 2B is on the back end of a double steal with Fred Clarke scoring on a contested play. When Brooklyn C Bill Bergen and pitcher Doc Scanlon argue the call with Bill Klem Byrne sneaks to 3B. Doc Scanlon gets tossed by umpire Bill Klem and the remaining 8 runs are rung up against reliever George Bell. After Dots Miller walks he and Byrne pull of another double steal. Up 8-0 in the 8th Pittsburgh tries a triple steal and scores a run on a throwing error. But no steals are handed out on the play. The final is 9-0.
May 30, 1911 - After one day at the top the Cubs drop to 3rd as the Pirates sweep a pair from Chicago winning 1-0 and 4-1. But the first game is protested by Chicago presumably for batting out of order and the protest will later be upheld. All the records including Babe Adams 4-hit shutout (he'll still lead the NL with 7) and Honus Wagner's hitless game are tossed. Thanks to the successful protest Wagner will end the season at a league-leading .334 one point ahead of Dots Miller. In the afternoon contest Howie Camnitz tops Ed Reulbach who is drilled for 6 hits and all 4 runs in two innings. Wagner has a pair of hits in the nitecap.
Aug 16, 1909 - New York and Pittsburgh play to a 2-2 tie stopped after 8 innings because of a drenching downpour. Off Christy Mathewson Ham Hyatt hits his 3rd pinch triple of the year a record that won't be matched till 1970. Outfielder Red Murray prevents a loss for Matty with one of the greatest catches ever seen at Forbes Field. With two outs and two on Dots Miller belts a long line drive off Matty into the growing darkness. With everyone straining to follow the ball a bolt of lightening flashes and Murray is seen making a bare-handed grab on the dead run to end the inning. Bill Klem then calls the game.
May 4, 1909 - The Pirates sweep Chicago winning their 4th straight by edging Three-Finger Brown 1-0 in 11 innings. Dots Miller drives in the lone run. It is the 2nd time in three weeks that the Pirates have beaten Brown 1-0 in extra innings.