Thursday, August 17, 2017

Don McMillen

Donald Dean McMillen

May 7, 1927
Windsor, MO

September 23, 1995
Fort Myers, FL

1947-48 University of Missouri (College)
1948-49 University of Missouri (College)
1950-51 St. Joseph Ponies - Missouri (Independent)
1950-51 Kansas City Hi-Spots (NPBL)

McMillen was the star pitcher on the baseball team at Mizzou, and also played on the basketball team for a couple years. He signed with the New York Giants of baseball's National League in June of 1949, and was immediately sent to the Class-B club in Trenton, New Jersey. He stayed in the Giants system through 1952, but never got higher than A level. In the off-season of 1950-51, he played with the St. Joseph Ponies, and when they merged with the financially-strapped Hi-Spots in the NPBL on December 8, 1950, he played five games for them.

Minor League Baseball Stats:

Mexico Ledger, June 30, 1949


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