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Lyle Miller-Green's Third Summer on the Cape

07/18/2023 1:27 PM

Article By: Ben Lilley

It does not matter if this is your first summer watching Cape League Baseball, or your third, Lyle Miller-Green's name has likely caught your attention. The Chatham Angler spent part of his summer playing on Cape Cod for the third year in a row.

“I mean, I feel like I’ve grown a lot,” Miller-Green explained. “The league stays pretty consistent and there's no place I’d rather be than Chatham, Massachusetts during the summer.”

Comparing his numbers, that statement is entirely accurate for Miller-Green.

He finished his first summer here with a .248 batting average, but he finished his 2023 season with an average of .304. During his time in Chatham, Miller-Green has hit his fair share of home runs, finishing 2021 with eight, 2022 with three, and 2023 with three. A late addition to the 2022 Home Run Hitting Contest field, Miller-Green walked into the contest with only one regular season home run, but walked away with the crown.

“It was awesome,” Miller-Green said. “It’s one of the highlights of my time up here in the Cape. Just get as many swings off as possible and try to get the ball in there to left field.”

He gave credit to his batting practice pitcher for doing a good job of putting the ball in the right spot, saying it made a huge difference.

Although he really knows how to swing a bat, that’s not Miller-Green's only baseball specialty. After pitching in thirteen games during his 2023 college season at Austin Peay, he brought that experience into a Chatham game a few weeks ago.

He pitched one scoreless inning against the Bourne Braves, including a strikeout.

Miller-Green says that playing for the Cape League has not really affected his playing abilities in college, “The only difference is we face better competition with wood bats,” he argued.

His roommate and teammate of two seasons with the Anglers, Ben Peterson values Miller-Green as a big part of the team.

“He’s just a great guy all around,” Peterson said. “He worked hard, hit the ball a long way, was always nice to everybody around the field daily, and is all around a really good guy.”

Off the field, Miller-Green is just like any other kid raised in Virginia. He enjoys hunting, fishing, weightlifting, and watching a lot of movies.

Although he is a typical all-American boy, his roots actually come from overseas, as he was adopted from Russia when he was only one years old.

“It’s a cool story, I have a younger sister that was also adopted from Russia, but we’re not biologically related.”

Despite going home on July 14th to rest after playing several seasons, Miller-Green’s baseball story isn’t over yet. Be on the lookout for him in the future as he aspires to pursue a career in professional baseball, and after playing here for three summers, his name will always be affiliated with the Chatham Anglers and the Cape Cod Baseball League.