Felix Millan Stats

Felix Millan was born on Saturday, August 21, 1943, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Millan was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 2, 1966, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Felix Millan baseball stats page.

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"One day in 1975 with the Mets , ( Joe ) Torre became the first player in National League history to ground into four double plays, each of them following a single by second baseman Felix Millan. He reacted to such infamy with humor. 'I'd like to thank Felix Millan for making all of this possible,' he said." - Author Tom Verducci in The Yankee Years ( Joe Torre and Tom Verducci, Anchor Publishing, Felix Millan , 03/09/2012, Page 4)

Felix Millan

Felix 'El Gatico' Millan Autograph on a 1989 SPBA (#85)

Felix 'El Gatico' Millan Autograph on a 1989 SPBA (#85)

Birth Name:
Félix Bernardo Millán Martínez
Nickname:
El Gatico (The Kitten)
Born On:
08-21-1943  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
172
First Game:
06-02-1966 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-12-1977
Draft:
Not Applicable

Felix Millan

Felix Millan Pitching Stats

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Felix Millan Hitting Stats

1966 23 Braves 37 91 20 25 6 0 0 0 5 2 2 6 0 0 0 3 .275 .290 .341
1967 24 Braves 41 136 13 32 3 3 2 0 6 4 1 10 1 1 2 3 .235 .266 .346
1968 25 Braves 149 570 49 165 22 2 1 0 33 22 7 26 14 3 6 17 .289 .321 .340
1969 26 Braves 162 652 98 174 23 5 6 1 57 34 5 35 11 3 8 17 .267 .310 .345
1970 27 Braves 142 590 100 183 25 5 2 0 37 35 2 23 9 3 5 15 .310 .352 .380
1971 28 Braves 143 577 65 167 20 8 2 0 45 37 7 22 11 7 3 12 .289 .332 .362
1972 29 Braves 125 498 46 128 19 3 1 0 38 23 1 28 7 3 3 7 .257 .292 .313
1973 30 Mets 153 638 82 185 23 4 3 0 37 35 3 22 18 2 6 20 .290 .332 .353
1974 31 Mets 136 518 50 139 15 2 1 0 33 31 2 14 24 4 8 12 .268 .317 .311
1975 32 Mets 162 676 81 191 37 2 1 0 56 36 2 28 17 2 12 17 .283 .329 .348
1976 33 Mets 139 531 55 150 25 2 1 0 35 41 5 19 6 2 7 15 .282 .341 .343
1977 34 Mets 91 314 40 78 11 2 2 0 21 18 3 9 3 2 3 8 .248 .294 .315
12 Years 1,480 5,791 699 1,617 229 38 22 1 403 318 40 242 121 32 63 146 .279 .322 .343

Felix Millan

Felix Millan Fielding Stats

1966 Braves 2B 25 22 594 113 4.5 110 54 56 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.00
1966 Braves 3B 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Braves SS 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1967 Braves 2B 41 37 984 215 5.2 209 84 125 6 24 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.73
1968 Braves 2B 145 143 3,855 784 5.4 768 330 438 16 91 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.38
1969 Braves 2B 162 162 480 834 5.1 817 373 444 17 72 n/a n/a n/a .980 45.96
1970 Braves 2B 142 142 369 711 5.0 696 337 359 15 83 n/a n/a n/a .979 50.93
1971 Braves 2B 141 141 3,762 825 5.9 810 373 437 15 120 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.81
1972 Braves 2B 120 119 3,132 620 5.2 612 273 339 8 67 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.28
1973 Mets 2B 153 153 4,131 830 5.4 821 410 411 9 99 n/a n/a n/a .989 5.37
1974 Mets 2B 134 128 3,516 704 5.3 689 374 315 15 81 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.29
1975 Mets 2B 162 162 477 821 5.1 798 379 419 23 95 n/a n/a n/a .972 45.17
1976 Mets 2B 136 133 3,531 641 4.7 626 311 315 15 68 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.79
1977 Mets 2B 89 81 2,115 394 4.4 385 197 188 9 43 n/a n/a n/a .977 4.91
2B Totals 1,450 1,423 26,946 7,492 5.2 7,341 3,495 3,846 151 855 n/a n/a n/a .980 7.36
SS Totals 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
3B Totals 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 1,452 1,424 26,979 7,495 5.2 7,344 3,498 3,846 151 856 n/a n/a n/a .980 7.35

Felix Millan

Felix Millan Miscellaneous Stats

1966 Braves 3 1 .750 3 8 n/a 0.0 15.2 18.2 - - -
1967 Braves 0 3 .000 0 0 n/a 68.0 13.6 22.7 - - -
1968 Braves 6 6 .500 2 3 n/a 570.0 21.9 17.3 - - -
1969 Braves 14 3 .824 0 0 n/a 108.7 18.6 11.4 - - -
1970 Braves 16 5 .762 0 0 n/a 295.0 25.7 15.9 - - -
1971 Braves 11 7 .611 2 0 n/a 288.5 26.2 12.8 - - -
1972 Braves 6 4 .600 6 0 n/a 498.0 17.8 13.1 - - -
1973 Mets 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 212.7 29.0 17.2 - - -
1974 Mets 5 1 .833 1 1 n/a 518.0 37.0 15.7 - - -
1975 Mets 1 6 .143 0 0 n/a 676.0 24.1 12.1 - - -
1976 Mets 2 4 .333 4 0 n/a 531.0 27.9 15.2 - - -
1977 Mets 1 1 .500 3 2 n/a 157.0 34.9 15.0 - - -
12 Years 67 43 .609 21 14 n/a 263.2 23.9 14.4 - - -

Felix Millan

Felix Millan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1966 Atlanta Braves 18 , 11 Undetermined - -
1967 Atlanta Braves 11 Undetermined - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 17 Undetermined Stats -
1970 Atlanta Braves 17 Undetermined Stats -
1971 Atlanta Braves 17 Undetermined Stats -
1972 Atlanta Braves 17 Undetermined - -
1973 New York Mets 16 , 17 $80,000.00 - Stats
1974 New York Mets 17 $80,000.00 - -
1975 New York Mets 17 $85,000.00 - -
1976 New York Mets 17 $90,000.00 - -
1977 New York Mets 17 $100,000.00 - -
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Did you know that on July 21, 1975 , Joe Torre set a National League record for grounding into the most double-plays in a game with four in the same game? Why mention this here? Because Millan had been batting ahead of Torre that record setting day and singled in all four of his at-bats making him the only baserunner in Major League history to be on base when the same batter grounded into four double plays in the same game! Five years earlier, on July 6, 1970 , Felix Millan had already entered the record books when he went 6-for-6 in a nine-inning game - the first Braves player to accomplish the rare hitting feat.
Ed Ott Body Slamming Felix Millan
Ed Ott Body Slamming Felix Millan | El Paso Herald-Post | August 13, 1977 | Page A6

On August 12, 1977 (the final game for Felix Millan), Pirates Pirates backstop Ed Ott slid hard into second base upending Felix Millan. A verbal altercation between the two players erupted on field and El Gatico punched Ott in the face. Ott - a no nonsense, tough as nails, former wrestler at High School - then body slammed (picture above) Millan hard to the turf at Three Rivers Stadium, breaking Millan's collarbone and forcing him into retirement (article below).
Felix Millan vs Ed Ott - Baseball Fight
Felix Millan vs Ed Ott | The Indiana Gazette | August 13, 1977 | Page 13

Felix Millan was one tough out. The smooth fielding (2x Gold Glove Award at Second Base / first Braves second-bagger to win a Gold Glove Award at 2B ), former three-time consecutive All-Star (1969, 1970, 1971), choked up high on the bat (see autographed baseball card at top of page), to ensure he made contact and for four years (1971, 1973, 1974, 1975) he had the best at-bat per strikeout ratio in the National League (was also top five an additional five times).

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