Eric Milton Stats

Eric Milton was born on Monday, August 4, 1975, in State College, Pennsylvania. Milton was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 5, 1998, with the Minnesota Twins. 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 Eric Milton baseball stats page.

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"One by one they called. The first to phone free agent Eric Milton was Reds manager Dave Miley. Then it was first baseman Sean Casey . Next was closer Danny Graves , followed by starter Paul Wilson . Then Miley again. 'Relentless,' Milton says of the team's off-season pursuit. 'Someone was calling every day, telling me that I should go to Cincinnati . It was nice to feel that needed.'" - By Albert Chen in Sports Illustrated (April 4, 2005, '4 Cincinnati Reds', Source )

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Autograph on a 1998 Topps (#156)

Eric Milton Autograph on a 1998 Topps (#156)

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Birth Name:
Eric Robert Milton ( Twitter : @MILT2121 )
Nickname:
None
Born On:
08-04-1975  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
State College, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Bellefonte High School (Bellefonte, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
04-05-1998 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-27-2009
Draft:
1996 : 1st Round (20th) / Signing Bonus = $1,500,000

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Pitching Stats

1998 23 Twins 32 32 0 8 14 .364 5.64 1 0 0 172.1 772 195 108 113 25 70 0 107 1 2 0 -
1999 24 Twins 34 34 0 7 11 .389 4.49 4 2 0 206.1 858 190 103 111 28 63 2 163 2 3 0 0
2000 25 Twins 33 33 0 13 10 .565 4.86 0 0 0 200.0 849 205 108 123 35 44 0 160 5 7 0 0
2001 26 Twins 35 34 0 15 7 .682 4.32 2 1 0 220.2 944 222 106 109 35 61 0 157 2 5 0 0
2002 27 Twins 29 29 0 13 9 .591 4.84 2 1 0 171.0 707 173 92 96 24 30 0 121 4 3 0 0
2003 28 Twins 3 3 0 1 0 1.000 2.65 0 0 0 17.0 66 15 5 5 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0
2004 29 Phillies 34 34 0 14 6 .700 4.75 0 0 0 201.0 862 196 106 110 43 75 6 161 3 1 0 0
2005 30 Reds 34 34 0 8 15 .348 6.47 0 0 0 186.1 855 237 134 141 40 52 2 123 8 7 0 0
2006 31 Reds 26 26 0 8 8 .500 5.19 0 0 0 152.2 662 163 88 94 29 42 4 90 2 5 0 0
2007 32 Reds 6 6 0 0 4 .000 5.17 0 0 0 31.1 143 39 18 21 4 9 0 18 2 0 0 0
2009 34 Dodgers 5 5 0 2 1 .667 3.80 0 0 0 23.2 108 30 10 12 2 6 0 20 0 2 0 0
11 Years 271 270 0 89 85 .511 4.99 9 4 0 1,582.1 6,826 1,665 878 935 267 453 14 1,127 29 35 0 0

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Hitting Stats

1998 23 Twins 32 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .444
1999 24 Twins 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2000 25 Twins 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 26 Twins 35 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 27 Twins 30 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400
2003 28 Twins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 29 Phillies 34 65 4 10 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 29 5 1 0 0 .154 .200 .169
2005 30 Reds 32 56 7 8 1 0 2 0 4 3 0 25 5 0 0 0 .143 .186 .268
2006 31 Reds 27 49 8 11 3 1 0 0 3 2 0 24 6 1 0 1 .224 .250 .327
2007 32 Reds 6 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2009 34 Dodgers 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 .000 .111 .000
11 Years 272 205 20 36 5 1 2 0 16 10 0 90 20 2 1 1 .176 .216 .239

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Fielding Stats

1998 Twins P 32 32 517 28 0.9 28 8 20 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1999 Twins P 34 34 619 27 0.8 24 8 16 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.05
2000 Twins P 33 33 600 23 0.7 22 7 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 0.99
2001 Twins P 35 34 662 20 0.6 20 7 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.82
2002 Twins P 30 29 513 18 0.6 17 5 12 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 0.89
2003 Twins P 3 3 51 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2004 Phillies P 34 34 609 27 0.8 27 4 23 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
2005 Reds P 34 34 558 19 0.6 19 3 16 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.92
2006 Reds P 26 26 459 24 0.9 24 5 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
2007 Reds P 6 6 93 6 1.0 6 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
2009 Dodgers P 5 5 72 4 0.8 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
P Totals 272 270 4,753 196 0.7 191 47 144 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.08
11 Years 272 270 4,753 196 0.7 191 47 144 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.08

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Miscellaneous Stats

1998 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 9.0 1.53 5.59 3.66
1999 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.59 7.11 2.75
2000 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.64 7.20 1.98
2001 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.57 6.40 2.49
2002 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5.0 5.0 4.03 6.37 1.58
2003 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.00 3.71 0.53
2004 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 13.0 2.15 7.21 3.36
2005 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 0 28.0 2.2 14.0 2.37 5.94 2.51
2006 Reds 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 2.0 16.3 2.14 5.31 2.48
2007 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.5 3.5 2.00 5.17 2.59
2009 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 2.7 0.0 3.33 7.61 2.28
11 Years 0 0 .000 2 1 0 102.5 2.3 12.8 2.49 6.41 2.58

Eric Milton

Eric Milton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1998 Minnesota Twins 41 $170,000.00 - -
1999 Minnesota Twins 41 $240,000.00 - -
2000 Minnesota Twins 21 $285,000.00 - -
2001 Minnesota Twins 21 $2,150,000.00 Stats -
2002 Minnesota Twins 21 $4,000,000.00 - -
2003 Minnesota Twins 21 $6,000,000.00 - -
2004 Philadelphia Phillies 21 $9,000,000.00 - -
2005 Cincinnati Reds 22 $5,333,333.00 - -
2006 Cincinnati Reds 22 $9,833,333.00 - -
2007 Cincinnati Reds 22 $10,333,333.00 - -
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers 28 $650,000.00 - -
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Besides both being former Major League pitchers, what do Eric Milton and hall of famer Robin Roberts have in common? They are the only two Philadelphia Phillie pitchers to surrender more than forty home runs in a single season to opposing batters. Each one holds a team record:

Robin Roberts , a right-handed pitcher, surrendered forty-one home runs in 1955, the first time any Phillies pitcher had allowed opponents to hit 40+ home runs in a single season. Roberts duplicated the feat again in 1956 (46 HRA) and once more in 1957 (40 HRA), the franchise record remains forty six through today.

Eric Milton, a left-handed pitcher, surrendered forty-three home runs in 2004, the first time any Phillies lefty had allowed opponents to hit 40+ home runs in a single season and the franchise record for home runs allowed by a lefty in a season through today.

Did you know that Eric Milton, on September 11, 1999 , threw the fourth no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history? Too easy? Did you know the 11:06 AM start time made it the only no-hitter thrown well before lunch time? Let's see why:

Eric Milton No Hitter. September 11, 1999 .

If there was ever a no-hitter pitched under unusual circumstances, it was the one hurled by Eric Milton on Saturday, September 11 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Taking the hill for the Twins , who held third place in the American League's Central Division, Milton carried a 6-11 record as he faced Ramon Ortiz (1-1) and the Anaheim Angels , the AL West Division's last place team.

A crowd of 11,222 showed up to watch, which wasn't bad considering the time of day. Moved up so that the field could be readied for a college football game that night, the game started at 11:06 a.m. That made Milton's gem the earliest time of day a no-hitter was ever pitched.

Because of a game the previous night, the Angels rested most of their starters. Anaheim's starting lineup included four players who had been called up in September and one who had joined the club in August.

Mixing curves and changeups with a blazing fastball, the 24-year-old Milton mowed down the inexperienced opposition with little trouble. Only five balls were hit out of the infield, and there was just one hard-hit ball. Milton, who had taken three no-hitters into the sixth inning as a rookie in 1998, struck out a career high 13 while walking two. He fanned two batters in an inning four times.

The only hard-hit ball off Milton came in the first first inning. After Jeff DaVanon struck out and Orlando Palmeiro walked to begin the inning, Todd Greene laced a hard lined to left field. Left fielder Torii Hunter momentarily lost the ball, but recovered in time to make the catch. Troy Glaus then fouled out to end the inning.

The Twins gave Milton all the runs he needed in the first when Matt Lawton scored on a triple by a Terry Steinbach . For good measure, Minnesota scratched out three more runs in the second with the help of an RBI single by Denny Hocking , who added a two-run homer in the fifth. Steinbach and Corey Koskie combined doubles in the eighth. Following Hocking's homer, Ortiz was ejected from the game after hitting Lawton with a pitch.

Milton fanned two batters in the second, third, sixth and seventh. The only other Angel to reach base came in the third when DaVanon walked with two outs. Steinbach threw him out attempting to steal second.

Milton retired the last 18 batters he faced. Cruising into the eighth with a 6-0 lead, he retired Steve Decker on a ground out to second, Matt Luke on a strikeout and Bret Hemphill on a pop up to second.

In the ninth, still recording speeds of 94 miles-per-hour on his fastball. Milton got Trent Durrington on a pop up to first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to start the inning. Next up was Andy Sheets , and he grounded out to Cleatus Davidson at second.

The final out was recorded when Milton got DaVanon to swing and miss on a 3-2 pitch. It was the 10th swinging strikeout of the game for the Twins pitcher, and sent the small crowd of fans home happy that they had gotten up early to see the game.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, 'Eric Milton No Hitter', Pages 380-381).

Eric Milton, one year after being traded by the Philadelphia Phillies , surrendered forty-home runs again, this time in a Cincinnati Reds uniform, and like Robin Roberts , became the first player in team history to allow forty-home runs in a single season, matched once since by Bronson Arroyo in 2011, who set the franchise record when he gave-up forty-six homers.

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