John "Mule" Miles

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Miles in February 2010

John "Mule" Miles (August 11, 1922 – May 24, 2013) was an American baseball player. He played with the Chicago American Giants of the Negro League from 1946-1949.[1] Nicknamed the "Mule" by his manager Candy Jim Taylor after hitting two home runs in one ball game. Miles used to play with Jackie Robinson.

Miles was born on August 11, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas. He was an original Tuskegee Airman Member of the San Antonio Chapter at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Miles died on May 24, 2013 in his home in San Antonio, Texas from natural causes, aged 90.[2]

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  1. Riley, James A. (2002), The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf, pp. 548–549, ISBN 0-7867-0959-6
  2. "John 'Mule' Miles passes away". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-05-25.

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