I didn't get to see the game and saw the PH. I just figured Corky burned through his two oxygen tanks for the game on two doubles and didn't want to chance it.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index..._home&c_id=cinCatcher Corky Miller connected on a pair of RBI doubles in back-to-back innings, giving him multiple extra-base hits in a game for just the fourth time in his career, en route to a 6-5 win against Oakland at Great American Ball Park. Those would be Miller's only two at-bats of the game, as he later left with a right quad contusion, but they were enough to help Cincinnati to consecutive wins for the first time since July 24-25 against the Giants and Dodgers.
With the team because of a left wrist injury to Ryan Hanigan, Miller has spent most of the year with Triple-A Louisville. In his 13th season playing professional baseball, the 37-year-old journeyman logged the first two-double game of his career Wednesday.
Corky Miller is the oldest catcher to start for the Reds since Bob Scheffing in 1951
Won the game for the REDS today (and Bruce).
Textbook blocking of the plate. Ball or no ball, there was not going to be a run scored. Knocked the guy out of the game.
Way to go Miller!
I'm enjoying talking about Corky!
Love the trivia from WOY. Oldest catcher to ever start a game for the Reds. (EDIT: Nevermind, on Wednesdays I find it difficult to read. Oldest SINCE Scheffling in '51.)
Wow, would not have guessed that. Me and the Corkster are the same age (37). For some reason I think of him as old (yet awesome) and me as a spry youngster.
More Corky trivia (which I bet many on here already know, but just in case...) his given name is Corky. It's not like it's a nickname. That's hilarious to me. Gotta love it.
If I'm Corky, I'm retiring right now, going out on top, after his best game ever.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Corky Miller goes to all fields with XB power like nobody else in baseball...at least for today.
Tom Servo (08-08-2013)
Why we love Corky Miller
Above all else, Corky Miller is a dad. So even though the veteran catcher was struggling to pull on his jeans and limping around with a sore right knee, when son Chance brought him an unopened can of soup, wanting a post-game snack, Miller limped into the players' dining room, leaving behind a pack of cameras and reporters.
"When your kid wants soup, you get him soup," Miller said upon his return.
"He epitomizes what we do as baseball players," said Bruce, who was a month removed from his 11th birthday when the Reds signed Miller as a non-drafted college free agent out of the University of Nevada-Reno. "He's been around forever, he's a grinder, he's a good guy to have on the bench, for him to come out and have a big day is awesome."
It's not inconceivable that Wednesday was the 37-year-old Miller's final big-league game. A journeyman catcher, he not only left the game after the top half of the fifth inning, he knew going into the game that Ryan Hanigan is close to coming back for the Reds. And when Hanigan returns, Miller knows he'll likely be headed back to Louisville to finish the rest of the month with the Bats, that is if he isn't headed to the disabled list.
His family will head back home to Chicago and Miller could be headed back to Louisville, to finish up his 16th season in professional baseball.
"I don't know if they'll be able to see me again, because school's going to start and who knows what's going to happen next year," Miller said. "I go out there every day like it may be my last and try to help the ball club win."
All seriousness aside, watch this guy round second base - he's fundamentally sound!
46 second mark:
Currently yesterday probably meant more cause the team won and he knows how the story has played out of his career. He knows those days were few and far between and appreciates it more than ever.