Aaron Miles Makes Dodgers’ 2011 Roster

Aaron Miles signs autographs at the Sports Legends event at the Antioch Historical Museum in February.

He IS the 25th Man

By Allen Payton, Publisher

After signing with the Dodgers in February, to their minor league organization, Aaron Miles, an Antioch High School graduate and 2006 World Series Champion with the St. Louis Cardinals, proved his ability, hustle and skills during the pre-season to make it back to the Bigs, this year, playing at Third Base.  The Dodgers just activated him,  on Wednesday, March 30.

Aaron Miles' 2006 World Series Championship ring, he earned while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.

With a .321 average during his 26 pre-season games, Miles got 17 hits during 53 at bats, including two homers – one against the Oakland A’s in a loss, and the other in a 7-1 win against the Brewers on March 8. During the entire pre-season he had three doubles, two triples, three RBI’s, only five strike-outs, a .345 On Base Percentage and a nice .528 Slugging Percentage.

Demonstrating his hustle, in another game against the Brewers on March 19, Miles made a great back-handed, sliding catch to prevent the runner at third from scoring, and threw out the batter at first base. See a highlight video of it here.

Aaron Miles speaks to the Antioch Rotary Club in February

To the consternation of some Antioch Giant’s fans, Miles is wearing Dodger Blue (see a great photo of him in his new uniform, here). What’s worse is they beat our 2010 World Series champion Giants, last night – on Opening Night for the 2011 Regular Season, even – by a score of just 2-1. Ouch! (He got a few friendly guffaws, when he announced his new team while speaking at the Antioch Rotary Club lunch, in February).

Although he didn’t start last night, Miles set a new goal to get back to the Majors this year, and he did it. His dream of playing Major League Baseball is still alive. Even if it is with the dreaded Dodgers from down south in La-La-Land, I say congratulations! Have a great year, Aaron. We wish you well in beating the Padres, Diamondbacks and Rockies!

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Aaron’s ring

Aaron Miles at Antioch Rotary

Aaron Miles signs autographs for Antioch family.

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