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UPDATED JUN 28, 2013 11:00 PM ET

 

Justin Miller, who pitched seven years in the Major Leagues, was found dead Wednesday night at the age of 35, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

 

Miller, who last pitched with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010, was reportedly found dead just past 10:30 p.m. According to the Times, Pinellas County authorities are investigating his death but have not yet determined a cause of death.

 

Miller pitched professionally for 15 years, including the seven years in the Majors. Aside from the Dodgers, Miller also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants. He compiled a record of 24-14 with a 4.82 ERA over his career.

 

His wife of 15 years, Jessica Miller, told the Times he had been spending his retirement from baseball as a coach and "was gifted at putting things in a language that kids could understand."

 

"That was something he was really proud of," she told the Times.

 

Miller described her husband as a "homebody" who enjoyed spending time with their two sons, Joseph, 18, and Johnnie, 7, according to the report.

 

She called her husband's death "sudden" but was unsure of the cause.

 

"I think he'd want the world to know that he always did his best at work and at being a dad," she told the Times. "He always tried."

 

Miller was also one of the first pitchers in MLB to have his arms covered in tattoos. In 2004, MLB required Miller to wear long sleeves when he pitched after hitters were complaining that his tattoos were distracting them. The ruling came to be known as the "Justin Miller Rule."

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Former-pitcher-Justin-Miller-found-dead-at-35-062813

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So sad to hear about his passing. I remember going to see the Marlins for a weekend series in Tampa Bay in 2007 and seeing three player(including Miller) make their Marlins debut. For a franchise in only their 20th year, the Marlins now have had three players and two coaches pass away in that time.

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So sad to hear about his passing. I remember going to see the Marlins for a weekend series in Tampa Bay in 2007 and seeing three player(including Miller) make their Marlins debut. For a franchise in only their 20th year, the Marlins now have had three players and two coaches pass away in that time.

 

 

Who were the other two guys?

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So sad to hear about his passing. I remember going to see the Marlins for a weekend series in Tampa Bay in 2007 and seeing three player(including Miller) make their Marlins debut. For a franchise in only their 20th year, the Marlins now have had three players and two coaches pass away in that time.

 

 

Who were the other two guys?

 

 

Gus Polidor played in 1993, died in car crash in Venezuela in 1995 and Terry Mathews played 1994 to 1996 died last year from a heart attack

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So sad to hear about his passing. I remember going to see the Marlins for a weekend series in Tampa Bay in 2007 and seeing three player(including Miller) make their Marlins debut. For a franchise in only their 20th year, the Marlins now have had three players and two coaches pass away in that time.

 

 

Who were the other two guys?

 

 

Gus Polidor played in 1993, died in car crash in Venezuela in 1995 and Terry Mathews played 1994 to 1996 died last year from a heart attack

 

 

 

oh yea, Terry "the body" Mathews

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Sad day. Justin was a cool guy. Just so down to earth and easy to talk to. First meeting showed him my Marlins tat and every time after that flashed it at him and asked if he had one yet. Always remembered me, laughed, and he got the conversation going. Just one of those Marlins I didn't want to see go other ways. The wife and I send our condolences to his family and true friends.

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So sad to hear about his passing. I remember going to see the Marlins for a weekend series in Tampa Bay in 2007 and seeing three player(including Miller) make their Marlins debut. For a franchise in only their 20th year, the Marlins now have had three players and two coaches pass away in that time.

 

 

Who were the other two guys?

 

 

Gus Polidor played in 1993, died in car crash in Venezuela in 1995 and Terry Mathews played 1994 to 1996 died last year from a heart attack

 

 

 

wow, I didnt know ''the body'' died

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