Miles played three seasons in the Negro Leagues from 1946-48, and set a record of hitting home runs in 11 straight games.
In recent years, Miles was a very popular figure with baseball fans, exchanging letters filled with inspirational phrases like the one below to those that sought his signature. It is no surprise that he entitled his autobiography, "A Legacy to Leave Our Youth."
Pictured below is a note from Miles after writing to him in 2006.
"Winning is not by luck, it is how you play the game."Share your memories of Mr. Miles below, or your favorite words of wisdom that you received in your correspondence with him.