Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1927

Buster Mills COLONEL BUSTER MILLS ,a former professional baseball player from Arlington, 83, died on Dec. 1, 1991 at his home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, TX. Mr. Mills was born in Ranger, TX on Sept. 16, 1908. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1926. He played football for the University of Oklahoma & kicked the winning field goal in the East and West Shrine Game in 1930. He had a chance to play pro football but opted for baseball. He played in the major leagues from 1934-42 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees & Cleveland Indians. He is in the Texas Hall of Fame and his name is in Coopers Town. After his major league career ended, he was a coach for the Boston Red Sox and scouted for Kansas City and the Yankees before retiring 18 years ago. "Buster had a good knowledge of the game and was a good scout and an excellent coach," said Sid Hudson a former pitcher for Washington and later for Boston when Mills was the coach. He lived in Ranger until 12 years ago, moving to Waco for a short time and then to Arlington. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Ranger, on the board of directors of Ranger Savings & Loan, a member of Masonic Lodge in Ranger, and a member of the American Legion. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Madge Mills of Arlington; and a sister, Myrtle Watson of Grants Pass, OR. Buster Mills