Clyde Milan

Clyde Milan

Original Name Jesse Clyde Milan
Birth
Linden, Perry County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Mar 1953 (aged 65)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial
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Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 13662786 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played his entire 16-year Major League baseball career with the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1922. He broke Ty Cobb's stolen base record when he had 88 steals in 1912 and held it for a brief time until Cobb reclaimed it with 96 in 1915. He was signed by Cliff Blankenship in 1907 on the same scouting trip that also reaped Walter Johnson. In 1911, Milan hit .315 with 109 runs scored and 58 stolen bases. He batted .306 the following year with 105 runs scored. The 5-foot-9 left-handed batter was consistent. In 1913 he hit .301 with an American League-high 75 steals. But by the time he batted .322 in 1920, he had dropped to 10 stolen bases. On January 14, 1922, Milan was named manager, replacing an ailing George McBride. The Senators were 69-85 under Milan and finished in sixth place. The reins were turned over Donie Bush in 1923. Milan's lifetime totals were .285 with 2,100 hits, 242 doubles, 104 triples, 17 homers, 1,004 runs scored, 617 runs batted in and 495 stolen bases. His brother, Horace, was a Senators outfielder in 1915 and 1917. Milan managed in the minor leagues for a time and was a Senators coach from 1928 to 1929 and 1938 until his death in 1953. He collapsed and died two hours later after hitting fungoes at the Senators' spring-training base.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 19 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13662786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clyde Milan (25 Mar 1887–3 Mar 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13662786, citing Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .