San G legend Miner to be honored Wednesday

Legendary San Gorgonio baseball player Tim Miner, who pitched all but one inning in San Gorgonio’s run to a CIF championship in 1977, will be honored in a special ceremony Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sportswatch Bar and Grill by the Hampton Inn in Highland. The Spartans’ championship run, which ended with a victory over Lakewood in the CIF title game, has been dubbed “The Miner Miracle”, as the pitcher guided the Spartans, who finished third in the San Andreas League, to glory, pitching every inning but the first inning of San G’s second-round win.

Miner is being celebrated separately from the other inductees in the San G Hall of Fame, who will be honored in October, because he currently lives in The Netherlands and is currently making a rare trip back to the United States. Several notable former teammates – including Ted Rozzi, Tim Mead, Don Parnell, Tony Curtis and Tim Burroughs – will be in attendance along with Dennis Rogers, the manager of the 1977 championship team.