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HALL OF FAME: Col. City’s Miller to be inducted today

January 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Columbia City baseball player Bruce Miller is going to be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today.

Miller graduated from Columbia City in 1966 and played for Indiana University as a shortstop.

He got a varsity letter all four years and was named the Eagle’s MVP in 1965 and 1966. In both his junior and senior years, Miller was named all-conference and still holds four school records.

In 1966 he led his team to regional and state titles, where Indiana University spotted and recruited him.

In college, Miller lettered all four years, was named All Big-10 shortstop in 1969 and was the school’s MVP in 1970.
Following college, he played professionally for seven years (1970-76) with three different organizations. Miller was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1970, was traded to the California Angels in 1973 and finished his career with the San Francisco Giants.

The stand-out coached at Fort Wayne North Side for 24 years and was active in working with young players at colleges during summer camps.

Also inducted will be South Spencer’s Jim Haaff, Lafayette Central Catholic’s Tim Bordenet, Western’s Ty Calloway and Highland’s Dan Miller. He will be inducted at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.


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