Clyde Milan

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Clyde Milan
Clyde Milan.jpg
Milan in 1913
Born: (1887-03-25)March 25, 1887
Linden, Tennessee
Died: March 3, 1953(1953-03-03) (aged 65)
Orlando, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 1907, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1922, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .285
Hits 2,100
Home runs 17
Stolen bases 495
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Jesse Clyde Milan (March 25, 1887 – March 3, 1953) was an American baseball player who spent his entire career as an outfielder with the Washington Senators (1907–1922). He was not a powerful batter, but was adept at getting on base and was fleet of foot, receiving the nickname "Deerfoot" for his speed. He set a modern-rules record for stolen bases in a season with 88 in 1912, a mark surpassed three years later by Ty Cobb. Milan was mostly a center fielder.

He was born in Linden, Tennessee and died 22 days before his 66th birthday, in Orlando, Florida. During spring training as a coach, he collapsed from the heat and suffered a fatal heart attack.

In sixteen seasons, he batted .285 with 17 home runs and 617 runs batted in over 1982 games. He accumulated 495 stolen bases (tied for 37th all-time with Willie Keeler) and 1004 runs scored. Milan had 2100 hits in 7359 career at bats. He ended with a .353 all-time on-base percentage.

As a player-manager (1922 only), with the Senators, he was 69–85, a .448 lifetime winning percentage, after which he managed minor league teams and spent seventeen seasons (1928–29 and 1938 until his death) as a coach with Washington. His brother, Horace Milan, was briefly his teammate with the Senators.

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