Miller's number 8 to be retired by Louisville Bats

Former Nevada catcher Corky Miller will have his number 8 retired by the Louisville Bats, the triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, on Corky Miller Night at Louisville Slugger Field on Aug. 31.  Miller's number will be the first to be retired by the Bats.

Miller played two seasons for the Wolf Pack in 1997-98 and was drafted by the Reds in 1998 and played 10 years in their minor league system.  He played in 216 Major League games for the Reds, Twins, Red Sox and Braves during his career.

He holds the Bats' all-time records for games played (548) and doubles (99).  Miller also ranks in the top five in at bats (1,703), home runs (50), hits (416) and RBI (236).

Miller started the season with the Bats but in May was placed on the inactive list.  He remains in the Reds organization working as a roving instructor in the minor leagues.

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