"Ted has had a positive influence on a very important segment of the Dayton population, it's kids.  I was one of those kids who benefited from countless hours of dedication Ted has brought to Dayton amateur baseball.  Had it not been for his efforts I'm sure my career would have never materialized."  Mike Schmidt

Brain Anderson
California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks
"When I was at WSU, Ted worked hard with me on the arm speed for all my pitches, especially my fastball circle change arm speed drill.  Ted was adamant about 'long toss' for developing arm strength.  We practiced a lot on left-hander move to first base."  When WSU retired Brian's number, Brian credited Ted Mills for much of his success, Brian stated, "Ted Mills saved my arm."


Jim Reboulet, St Louis Cardinals - Jim stole 60 or more bases three times in a six-year career in the minor leagues. Overall, he swiped 290 bases during his time on the farm. He was part of the Cardinals' running minor league show of the early 1980s.  Reboulet's contract was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates in May. He tied Darren Reed for 9th in the Eastern League in average, stole 52 bases and hit .319/~.402/.351 for the title-winning Harrisburg Senators. In 105 games with the club, he scored 92 runs. As of 2006, he held the modern (1987-2006) Harrisburg single-season stolen base record. From June 1 through July 15, he had a 32-game hitting streak.

Jeff Reboulet
Minnesota Twins (1992-1996)
Baltimore Orioles (1997-1999)
Kansas City Royals (2000)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-2002)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2003)
 
When Jim was inducted into the DABC, Dayton Class AA Hall of Fame, Jim Stated, "When fans and everybody told Jeff and I we could not do it (make pro ball), Ted was telling us we could."

Jim and Jeff's parents commented, "Ted Mills teams have provided youngsters and young adults not only with an outlet to develop their skills, but it has been a method in which many young people have developed self-esteem and learned independence.  Ted Mills was a key factor in our son's success.  Their baseball talents were nurtured by Ted.  Ted Mills was a key factor in assisting them with sports scholarships through his many contacts."


Cory Vance
Drafted by the Dodgers out of High School, Cory elected to attend Georgia Tech and then played for the Colorado Rockies
"Ted taught me the proper way to long toss, and the fast ball circle change arm speed drill."

Mike Mathile
Selected by Montreal Expos in 3rd Round (84th overall) of 1990 amateur entry draft
Mike pitched a 1 hit shutout in a "AAA" game.  Mike was coached right out of high school and through WSU.  Mike and his dad Clay, stated, "Mike was pitching his best when he was with Ted."


Joe Nuxhall
 was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Cincinnati Reds. He held the team's record for career games pitched (484) from 1965 to 1975, and still holds the team mark for lefthanders, though he was long most remembered for having been the youngest player ever to appear in a major league game in the modern era, pitching 2/3 of an inning for the Reds on

 June 10, 1944 at the age of 15 years, 10 months, and 11 days due to player shortages during World War II. Long known as "The Ol' Lefthander," he compiled a career earned run average of 3.90 and a record of 135-117 during his 16-season career, with all but 5 of his victories being earned with the Reds. After retiring as a player, he became a broadcaster for the Reds from 1967 through 2004

Ted Mills introduced Joe at a DABB Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Ted commented, "Joe and I have something in common, we both pitched at Crosley Field when we were 15 years old."  Joe interrupted Ted and said "I hope you did better than I did."

Ted then said, "I did, but the difference was, I was in high school, and you were in the big leagues."


George Foster
Cincinnati Reds
At one time, George was thinking of bringing Ken Griffey Jr. to Ted for private instruction, however, that did not occur.

Mr. Foster stated, "Ted, I learn something new about batting every time I am with you."