Former councilor Al Miller remembered for baseball ties

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Al Miller was a longtime Keizer attorney and served on the Keizer City Council throughout most of the 1990s. He’s most remembered for his baseball connections, however. Miller, known as Big Al, passed away suddenly at his Keizer home on Feb. 16 at the age of 68. A service will be held Sunday, March 6 at 5 p.m. at the Keizer Elks Lodge. All attendees are asked to wear Oregon Duck gear. Miller got his law degree from Willamette Law School in 1974 and opened his own law firm in Keizer in 1979, which he operated until his passing. But baseball was always a passion for Miller. Miller was born in Eugene in 1947 and played both baseball and football at the University of Oregon. He transferred to Eastern Oregon University for his senior year to focus on baseball and was on the 1970 championship team. Miller was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and spent a year in the minor leagues in Walla Walla, Wash. as a pitcher before heading to law school. Miller’s community service was highlighted by his time on the city council. He joined the council in 1991 and stayed on until January 1999. He served as council president in 1993 and 1994. During Miller’s time on council, he and former mayor Dennis Koho were key in bringing the Bellingham...

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