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Miley records 1,500th career win

Yanks' manager reaches milestone with victory over Tides
July 31, 2010
Dave Miley was in no mood to celebrate after recording his 1,500th managerial victory Friday night.

Miley reached the milestone in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees' 2-1 victory over the Norfolk Tides, then learned that second baseman Reegie Corona injured his right arm on a game-ending double play.

With runners at the corners and one out in the top of the ninth inning, Norfolk's Craig Tatum hit a fly ball to shallow right field. Major League veteran Eric Bruntlett raced in and collided with Corona before making a sliding catch. Bruntlett threw to the plate and catcher Chad Moeller fired to first base to double off Rhyne Hughes.

"That obviously puts a damper on any win," Miley said. "We're just hoping for the best. Hopefully, it all comes out positive."

Miley, 48, improved to 1,500-1,134 during a 19-year Minor League career. He also managed the Cincinnati Reds for parts of three seasons from 2003-05.

The Florida native spent 26 seasons in the Reds organization before joining the Yankees in 2006. In four years with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he's guided the Baby Bombers to the best record in the International League (315-220). He was named IL Manager of the Year in 2007, piloted the Yankees to the Governors' Cup title in 2008 and a berth in the Championship Series last year.