Brad Mills

Brad Mills

James Bradley Mills (born January 19, 1957) is a former manager of the Houston Astros and a former Major League Baseball player. He also served as a bench coach for the Boston Red Sox.

About Brad Mills

James Bradley Mills (born January 19, 1957) is a former manager of the Houston Astros and a former Major League Baseball player. He also served as a bench coach for the Boston Red Sox. Mills was educated at Exeter High School in California and later played three seasons as a catcher for Seton Hall University. Mills reached the major leagues in 1980 and went on to post a .256 batting average with one home run and 12 RBI in 106 games played for the Expos (1980-83). He divided his time between Triple-A and the majors in each of those seasons, and sustained a right knee injury that ended his playing career at the age of 29. A full-time left-handed hitter and primarily a third baseman, he also saw time at first base and second. Mills became forever a part of major league history, when in 1983 he was Nolan Ryan's 3,509th career strikeout victim, lifting Ryan past Walter Johnson as the all-time strikeout leader.

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