Mike Miley
Mike Miley.jpg
Born: (1953-03-30)March 30, 1953
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Died: January 6, 1977(1977-01-06) (aged 23)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 6, 1975, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1976, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.176
Home runs4
Runs batted in30

Michael Wilfred Miley (March 30, 1953 – January 6, 1977) was a professional baseball player who played two seasons for the California Angels of Major League Baseball. He died in a one-car crash in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1]

Miley attended East Jefferson High School in Metairie, Louisiana and played football at Louisiana State University. His exploits and leadership as quarterback for the Tigers earned him the nickname, "Miracle Mike".[2]

Miley quarterbacked LSU into the 1974 Orange Bowl as a junior, but left school to sign with the Angels later that year. He was California's No. 1 draft pick in 1974 and played in 70 games in 1975 and 14 in 1976.

See also


  1. ^ New York Times (January 7, 1977). "Angels' infielder Miley dies in auto accident". UPI. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  2. ^ Once-famed LSU Bengals toothless in '75 season