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Brad Mills
Houston Astros — No. 2
Born: January 19, 1957 (1957-01-19) (age 53)
Exeter, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 8, 1980 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1983 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Home Runs     1
RBI     12
Batting Average     .256

James Bradley Mills (born January 19, 1957 in Exeter, California) is the manager of the Houston Astros. He previously served as bench coach of the Boston Red Sox and a former player in Major League Baseball.


Early life

Mills was educated at the Exeter High School in California.

Baseball career


Playing career

Mills reached the major leagues in 1980 and went on to hit a .256 batting average with one home run and 12 RBI in 106 games played for the Expos (1980-83). He divided his time between Triple-A and the majors in each of those seasons, and sustained a right knee injury that ended his playing career at the age of 29. A full-time left-handed hitter and primarily a third baseman, he also saw time at first base and second. Mills became forever a part of major league history, when in 1983 he was Nolan Ryan's 3,509th career strikeout victim, lifting Ryan past Walter Johnson as all-time strikeout leader.

Post-playing career

Mills, who served as an advance scout for the Chicago Cubs, also managed eleven seasons in the minors in the Cubs organization (The Peoria Chiefs and Peoria's Mr. Baseball Pete Vonachen) , Rockies and Dodgers organizations (1987-2002). Mills served as Terry Francona's first-base coach with the Philadelphia Phillies (1997-2000) and the Montreal Expos in 2003.

Before the 2004 season, Mills was named the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox.

On October 27, 2009, Mills was named manager of the Houston Astros.[1]

Personal life

Brad and his wife, Ronda reside in Visalia, California. Brad and Ronda had 3 children, Taylor, Rochelle, and Beau. Brad's son Beau Mills, was the Cleveland Indians first round draft pick in the 2007 MLB Draft. Brad's son in law (Sean Daly) is a professional golfer from San Luis Obispo, California who holds a course record of "59" at Visalia Golf Course.[2]

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Jerry Narron
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