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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsJohn MilnerJohn David MilnerNickname: The HammerBorn: Dec. 28, 1949 in Atlanta, Ga.Died: Jan. 4, 2000 in East Point, Ga.Debut: 1971| Pos: 1BHt: 6′ | Wt: 185 | B: L | T: LYrGABHHRRBISBBA121215343685513149831.249>> Visit theJohn Milner biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.John Milner, a member ofthe New York Mets team that played in the 1973 World Series, died fromcancer on Jan. 4, 2000, at the age of 50. Milner debuted with the NewYork Mets in 1971 at the age of 21. In his 12-year career, he hit .249with 131 HRs and 498 RBI.  In 1973, he hit .239 for the Mets with23 HRs and 72 RBI.He was a member of the NewYork Mets (1971-77), Pittsburgh (1978-81, 1982) and Montreal (1981-82).He was a member of the Pirates’ team that won the World Series in 1979. Milner’s career included10 grand slams. Two of those came as a pinch hitter. He hit three in 1976with the Mets.His cousin, Eddie, also playedin the Major Leagues. Source: Associated Press,Bill James Encyclopedia