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Miller, Raymond "Junior"

(born: 1927  -  died: 2004) 

Born in Lebanon Junction, KY, Miller was the son of Raymond, Sr. and Leatta Miller. The family lived on State Highway Rt. 61, according to the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Raymond Miller, Jr. began his baseball career as a teenager, playing with the Lebanon Hustlers. He later played with the Louisville Black Colonels and the Alabama Zulu Cannibal Giants, playing first base. He continued to play in the Negro League until 1955 when he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. He was the husband of Carmen Miller. For more see Negro League Baseball Players Association; The Negro Leagues Revisited, by B. Kelley; and S. Vedder, "Miller made name in Negro League," The Grand Rapids Press [posted online 11/23/04 with headline, "Ray Miller passes away November 18, 2004"].

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