John "Mule" Miles
Position: Third Base/Outfield
Military Unit: USAAF
Area Served: United States
John “Mule” Miles was born in
Following his discharge in 1946, Miles tried out with the Chicago American Giants and stayed with the team as a third baseman/outfielder through 1949.
Throughout the 1950s,
Miles coached and managed baseball and basketball teams in
In 1982, Miles received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the History of Black Americans from Lackland Air Force Base. He also received the Tuskegee Airmen Heritage Award: Tuskegee Ground Support Maintenance Crew in 1995.
He was “drafted” by the
Negro Leagues Player
Draft, held prior to the Major League draft at Disney's Wide
World of Sports Complex in
Created June 16, 2008. Updated June 25, 2008.
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