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Former Major Leaguer Justin Miller found dead

Jun 28, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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Sad news from the Tampa Bay Times. Former Major Leaguer Justin Miller was found dead on Wednesday night. He was 35 years old and leaves behind a wife and two sons. The cause of death is not yet known, but authorities are investigating.

Miller spent parts of seven seasons between 2002-10 in the Majors, with the Blue Jays, Marlins, Giants, and Dodgers. He battled injury problems throughout his career, undergoing surgery on both his shoulder and elbow and worked his way back every time.

We send our condolences to the Miller family in this sad time.

  1. drizz55 - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    This man had a wicked slider and a good, positive attitude if I remember correctly. Rest In Peace Justin Miller.

  2. jwbiii - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Wow. This is unexpected. Rest in peace.

    Justin Miller’s niche in baseball history is that he was the first player required to wear a long sleeved shirt because of his tattoos.

    http://bellabambinophotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/aweb26.jpg

  3. therealbigben - Jun 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    HERNANDEZZZZZ!!

    • tigersfandan - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      Not cool.

      • abaird2012 - Jun 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM

        Worse, not funny.

  4. greyhawk9 - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Aaron Hernandez is diabolical!!

  5. stinkfingers - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Crackin Hernandez jokes?

    Classy.

  6. unclemosesgreen - Jun 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Terrible news – but it also makes you happy he was able to enjoy the thrill of competition at its’ highest level.

    Reminds me of a story.

    Kid I knew well from being longtime teammates on a higher-level team knocked me out of a high school state championship game with a dirty foul from behind and they beat us after that. I hated him and we stopped being friends. 6 years later he died of cancer and they named the field after him. All I could do was cry and be happy he won the title while he could celebrate.

    • jerze2387 - Jun 28, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      As my old Humanities teacher would put it, he won the sprint but lost the marathon (his version of won the battle but lost the war)

    • hojo20 - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Was it really a dirty foul or did you flop?

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 30, 2013 at 1:25 AM

        You’re a serious turd fondler.

    • hojo20 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      A non-answer. Must’ve been a flop.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        So from your non-response now I know for sure you enjoy fondling turds. And trolling stories about cancer. Do you also walk down the street punching people in wheelchairs and slapping old ladies?

        You’re sub-human garbage.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jun 30, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        I have a blog here – why don’t you write me a nice comment there tough guy?

  7. AMCPress - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Reblogged this on AMCPress.

  8. AMCPress - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Rest in peace

  9. twinfan1 - Jun 29, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    I remember that he and Brandon Medders were surprises for the Giants in 2009. Might have been the best year of their careers. My goodness, so young. R.I.P.

  10. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 29, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    I don’t remember him but 35 is way way too young to die, his family has my blessing many times over. God Bless

  11. mungman69 - Jun 29, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    35. Way too young. Leaves a wife and two kids, so sad.

  12. seabronco - Jun 30, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Rest in peace

    I’m glad others made the Hernandez jokes so I didn’t have to

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