VoyForums
[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: Bill Mills 2nd oldest living Baseball Player dies at 99


Author:
three months before his 100th birthday
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 04:01:19am

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=william-h-mills&pid=193658540

Mills, Jr., William H.
William H. (Bill) Mills, Jr passed away peacefully at E. T. York Hospice in Gainesville, FL on August 9, 2019. Bill was 99 years old. He was born on November 2, 1919 in Boston MA. He lived in Pawtucket, RI for 35 years before moving to Port Charlotte FL in 1976.
Bill graduated from Arlington High (MA) where he played football and basebal. He captianed both teams in his senior year. Following high school Bill attended Coburn Classical Prep in Waterville, ME where he played football and baseball. Bill then went on to attend the College of Holy Cross (MA) where he played football and baseball. Following a successful career at Holy Cross Bill played professional baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics for Connie Mack from 1944-45. Bill also played several seasons for the New England Baseball League (Slaters) from 1946-50 while teaching Math and coaching baseball and football at Goff Jr. High in Pawtucket, RI.
After 30 years of teachng Bill retired with his wife Rita to Cape Cod for the summer months and Port Charlotte FL for the winter. On approximately 2004 he continued to live full time in Port Charlotte and lived until 2017 when he moved to Gainesville FL.
He was a member of the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance, a member of the Major League Baseball Players Association and lifetime member of the Pawtucket Lodge of Elks (#920).
Bill was preceded in death by his parents William H. Mills Sr and Mary (Mansfield), and his son William (Buster) Mills. Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years Rita L. Plamondon Osfield Mills, three daughters Christine Mills Knott (Adrian), Pamela Mills Reeves (Roger), Janice Mills Fitton (Patrick), stepsons John Osfield, Dr. Kenneth J. Osfield (Betty) and grandsons Mark and Scott Knott, Kyle and Ryan Reeves, Torin and Conar Fitton, Todd Osfield, Kyle Osfield, and granddaughter Emma Osfield, and 9 great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at Saint John Paul II Parish, 750 Central Ave, Pawtucket RI at 10:00 am on August 31, 2019.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Replies:
Subject Author Date
Good catch. Mills played in 4 games in the majors during 1944. He was able to play when the league was depleted of players during the WW2 draft and Mills wasn't drafted because of a perforated ear drum. He did get a hit in 4 at-bats and is probably one of the last surviving Philadelphia Athletics (NT)RussTuesday, August 20, 07:28:53am


Login ] Create Account Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:

Choose Message Icon: [ View Emoticons ]

Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]


Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.