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Otto Miller, Former Dodgers Catcher, Dead at 72

Mar. 29, 1962 - Otto Miller, a catcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1910 to 1923, fell or jumped to his death today from a fourth-floor window at the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital. He was 72 years old and recuperating after a cataract operation performed on his left eye Tuesday. Mr. Miller, who was born in Nebraska on June 1, 1889, entered professional baseball before he reached his 19th year. As a Dodger, he was one of the top catchers in the game, although his lifetime batting average was only .245. His specialty was catching high pop flies. He once caught a ball dropped from an airplane. During spring training, he would catch pop flies with his glove behind his back. Mr. Miller was the Dodger catcher in the world series of 1916 and 1920 against the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. The Dodgers lost both series.


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