Player, position Years Comment

Roger Bresnahan, C 1898-99 Introduced shin guards for catchers

Jimmy Collins, 3B 1909 Tremendous glove, bat; player-manager with Millers

Rube Waddell, LHP 1911-13 AL strikeout leader six consecutive seasons

Red Faber, RHP 1911 White Sox leader in games pitched

Bill McKechnie, 3B 1921 Managed Pirates, Cardinals and Reds to pennants

Zack Wheat, OF 1928 Still is Dodgers career hits leader

George Kelly, 1B 1930-31 Defensive whiz at first base, with power

Dave Bancroft, SS 1933 Reliable fielder and leadoff hitter; manager for Millers

Ted Williams, OF 1938 Batted .366 with Millers at age 19

Billy Herman, 2B 1948 Millers player-manager was .300 hitter, great range

Ray Dandridge, 3B 1949-52 American Association MVP in 1950; tutored Willie Mays

Hoyt Wilhelm, RHP 1950-51 First reliever in Hall of Fame

Willie Mays, OF 1951 Batted .477 in 35 games with Millers

Monte Irvin, OF-1B 1955 Batted .352 in only year with Millers

Orlando Cepeda, 1B 1957 Went from Millers to NL Rookie of the Year in 1958

Jimmie Foxx, 1B 1958 Had five seasons of at least 40 homers; Millers coach

Carl Yastrzemski, OF 1959-60 14-time All-Star replaced Ted Williams in Boston