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January 1, 2013

Locals Miller, Anderson help women's Red Sox win Roy Hobbs World Series

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Miller has been on six consecutive World Series champion teams from 2004 through 2009. There was no tournament in 2010, but the following year the NE Red Sox lost to Chicago Pioneers in the finals with an injury decimated squad.

“We’ve won every tournament we ever went to except three, Our record is 140-plus wins and just nine losses in the eight years we’ve been together,” said Miller. “We got beat by a little stud from California, who threw a one-hitter against us. She has a major league slider, and is now on scholarship pitching for the men’s baseball team at Moncrief College in North Carolina.”

Miller, who now lives in Bedford, said as the team’s winning reputation grew more and more players want to be on the team. She has played in the men’s over 30 MSBL since 1995 and will start her 18th year in the spring.

“We’ve started getting younger and better every year because all the best players want to be on our team,” said Miller. “My place on the totem pole is slipping, but the last couple of years I’ve gone through a resurgence. I think it’s because I appreciate the opportunity I have and don’t know how much longer it will last.

“My dream as a kid was to be a baseball player, and I’ve never stopped loving it. I still enjoy playing as much as ever and I’m not thinking about retiring any time soon.”

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