Bunny Miller

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Wilbert “Bunny” Miller was a dominant catcher in baseball at Howard High School, Delaware State College, and the Wilmington Semi-Pro League, and was a dedicated
educator for nearly 40 years, 17 of them as a school principal. After an outstanding career at Howard High School, the native of Delaware City moved on to Delaware State College where he starred in
both football and baseball. He started at both offensive and defensive end for the football team at Delaware State College during his junior and senior years. A woodworking accident cost him part of
the index finger of his left hand and reduced the interest of pro baseball scouts. After a two-year Army hitch in Korea, he played 11 outstanding seasons in the Wilmington Semi-Pro League, setting
the league record for career runs batted in (487), compiling the fourth most base hits (407) in league history, and posting a career batting average of .359. He made the league’s All-Star team eight
times, was named Most Valuable Player three times, and led the league in RBI’s eight times. His manager, 1986 DSMHOF Hall of Famer John Hickman, described him as the greatest catcher in the league’s
history. After retiring from education, Miller became executive director of the Police Athletic League for 18 years. He has previously been inducted into the Delaware State Hall of Fame (1988),
Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame (1997), and the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame (2000).



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