Via- Dayton Daily News
Corky Miller has been added to the coaching staff for the 2015 season.
Miller joins manager Josh Nieves, pitching coach Tom Browning and hitting coach Luis Bolivar on the Dragons staff. Miller also will visit other Reds affiliates throughout the season as a roving catching instructor.
Miller wrapped up a 17-year career in 2014. He spent parts of 11 seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Reds.
Last season he became the first player in the history of the Triple-A Louisville Bats to have his number retired. Miller is the Bats all-time leader in games played .
“We are excited to transition Corky Miller onto our minor league coaching staff in 2015,” said Jeff Graupe, Reds Director of Player Development. “… As a player, Corky was well known throughout the game as a terrific defensive catcher with outstanding fundamentals and quality relationships with his pitchers. He will be a tremendous asset for our young catchers to learn from.”
The Dragons will open the season April 9 at West Michigan. The home opener is April 12 at Fifth Third Field vs. South Bend.
Good for Cork. Everyone’s favorite backup catcher lives on. I’m not surprised in the slightest that Corky caught on with a coaching staff. The guy is an absolute baseball lifer and it’s no coincidence that Corky was able to stick around the show as long as he did. 17 seasons for a fat guy that can’t hit and can’t move speaks volumes to his knowledge of the game and the type of teammate was. It isn’t a stretch at all to think that Corky will make an outstanding coach. Here’s to hoping Miller will stay within the Reds organization for years to come.
PS- Go find me a better beer gut/power ‘stache combo. And while you’re at it, keep an eye for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, too.