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A unique baseball statistic, part 3


John Miller got his second chance to play in baseball’s major leagues in 1969 when he made the roster of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The team used Miller sparingly that season as a utility infielder and outfielder. He managed to see playing time in only 26 of the Dodgers’ 162 games. Consequently, he did not have a very productive season.

Miller got to come to bat for the Dodgers that year only 40 times. He walked twice and collected eight hits – one home run, one double and six singles – for a .211 batting average.

While Miller’s batting average is low by baseball standards, part-tim...

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