As a young, slick-fielding Cincinnati shortstop, Miller could not supplant Billy
Myers (who hit for a better average), and he was traded to the Braves in 1938. A
broken leg cut short his 1939 season, but he returned in 1940 to bat a lifetime-best
.276. He led league shortstops in fielding each year from 1940 through 1943 and again
in 1945. Reacquired by the Reds after the 1942 season, he was their regular shortstop
when he topped the NL with 38 doubles and reached career highs of 19
HR and 87 RBI. A six-time All-Star shortstop, he played second base for the Phillies
»May 11, 1939:
The Boston Bees collect 13 hits off the Cubs 33-year-old rookie Vance Page, but manage just two hits in losing 6–2. Billy Herman's bases-loaded triple in the 9th seals it. Poor base running contributes to the loss, the worst example coming in the 4th when Eddie Miller singles and stops at 3B on a drive down the 1B line by Elbie Fletcher. Fletcher is caught trying to stretch the hit to a triple.
»July 16, 1939:
Bees All-Star SS Eddie Miller collides with teammate OF Al Simmons and fractures a bone in his ankle. He will be out for the season.