Ted Mills has dedicated over 50 years to the game of baseball in the Dayton community. Selected by the Dayton Daily News as one of seven Miami Valley Baseball Legends of the past 100 years, Ted established Ted Mills Baseball to teach, coach, motivate, and mentor young baseball and softball players. As a coach, Ted has more than 1,500 wins, including four National Championships in 1967, 1971, 1984, and 1988. In 40 years of coaching, he has advanced over 100 players to professional baseball, including Mike Schmidt (Phillies and Baseball’s All-Time 3rd Baseman), Brian Anderson, Travis Miller, and Jeff Reboulet. About Ted, Schmidt says, “I was one of those who benefited from the countless hours of dedication Ted has brought to Dayton amateur baseball. Had it not been for his efforts, I’m sure my career would have never materialized.” As a young man, Ted pitched for Roosevelt High School and the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Dayton Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. His 1971 National Championship Cassis Packaging Team (averaging 19 years of age) is the youngest team ever to win the Senior NABF Tourney in its 84-year history! His H.H. Morgan Team won an incredible eight consecutive tournaments at Howell Field. His 1984 H.H. Morgan Team is the last and only one of four teams from Ohio to win the Stan Musial AABC World Series! In recognition of Ted Mills’ legacy in the Dayton community, in 2010, the Dayton City Commission voted unamiously to grant the honorary designation of Sears Street, from Monument Avenue to East Third Street, as “Ted Mills Way.” Experience Ted Mills Baseball on Ted Mills Way, adjacent to Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons. Look for this Dayton Original in his baseball-inspired Volkswagen Beetle all around the City!

One Response to “Ted Mills”

  1. Renny Mills
    12 April 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    My dad so proud. I Was there for the youngest team to win. Everyone said what is he doing with teenagers they will never win. But they did. It was great growing up with baseball and my dad