Doug Million
Million pitching for Sarasota High School
Born: (1975-10-13)October 13, 1975
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Died: September 24, 1997(1997-09-24) (aged 21)
Mesa, Arizona
Batted: Left
Threw: Left

Douglas Lloyd Million (October 13, 1975 – September 24, 1997) was a baseball player who is notable for winning the Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year Award in 1994. He played minor league baseball for four seasons.

Draft and professional career

Million was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1994 amateur draft out of Sarasota High School. He began his professional career that year, splitting the season between the Arizona League Rockies and Bend Rockies, going a combined 6–3 with a 2.20 ERA while striking out 92 batters in 6923 innings of work.

According to the Baseball America pre-1995 rankings, Million was the 19th best prospect in the minor leagues. With the Salem Avalanche in 1995, he went 5–7 with a 4.62 ERA in 24 games (23 starts).

He was the 69th best prospect according to the Baseball America pre-1996 rankings. He split that year between the Avalanche and New Haven Ravens, going a combined 10–8 with a 2.74 ERA in 27 games (26 starts).

In 1997, Million pitched for the Avalanche and Ravens, going a combined 5–14 with a 6.32 ERA in 28 games (27 starts).

Overall, he went 26–32 with a 4.12 ERA in 92 minor league games pitched.

While playing an electronic trivia game with a teammate, Million suffered a severe asthma attack and died shortly afterward.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Hutchinson, Barney (September 24, 1997). "Million dies of asthma attack". The Hastings Star Gazette. Hastings, Minnesota – via