PLAYER PROFILE

RALPH MILLER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Ralph Miller represented Fort Wayne in  professional basketball for 14 seasons. He also played professional baseball for 12 seasons, spending parts of three seasons in the major leagues.   Miller was considered one of the best defensive guards in pro basketball throughout  the 1920’s. Miller was was a  brawler, who had a well-deserved reputation for rough play.  When frustrated, he was known to throw a punch at an unsuspecting opponent just to establish territorial rights. Miller served  as the player-coach of the Fort Wayne entry in the American Basketball League intermittently during the six-year existence of the league.

 

RALPH MILLER Height: 6:00 Weight: 190 College: None
Ralph Joseph Miller Born: Feb 29, 1896 Died: Mar 18, 1939 Hometown: Fort Wayne, In.
Played Major League Baseball REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1919-20 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1920-21 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1921-22 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1922-23 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1923-24 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1924-25 Forrt Wayne Knights Indep
1925-26 Fort Wayne ABL 21 21 22 64 3.0
1926-27 Fort Wayne ABL 31 34 61 129 4.2
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 39 52 35 139 3.6
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 41 57 45 159 3.9
1929-30 Fort Wayne ABL 45 49 45 143 3.2
1930-31 Fort WayneChicago ABL 19 30 9 69 3.6
1931-32 Chicago Bruins Indep
1931-32 Fort Wayne Indep
1932-33 Fort Wayne NPBL 8 15 7 37 4.6
Major League Totals 204 258 224 740 3.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 6 6 5 17 2.8
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 4 4 2 10 2.5
Major League Totals 10 10 7 27 2.7

 

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