To honor the legacy of late Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) broadcaster Scott Miller, the American Association is planning several league-wide tributes. Miller, who passed away in February at age 57 after a four-year battle with cancer, will be remembered with a lapel pin that will be worn by every broadcaster in the league, while the RedHawks will recognize him extensively this season.
The lapel pin, which came about as the result of a collaboration between St. Paul’s Sean Aronson and Winnipeg’s Steve Schuster, features Miller’s initials and his signature call, “My oh my.” Fans will be able to purchase the pins at Fargo-Moorhead’s Newman Outdoor Field, which will feature several tributes to Miller. More from the Fargo-Moorhead Forum:
“It speaks to the impact that Scott had on the other broadcasters,” RedHawks general manager Josh Buchholz said. “He was such a caring guy.”
The RedHawks open their season at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 19, on the road against the Laredo Lemurs and F-M’s home opener is set for May 27 against the Wichita Wingnuts at Newman Outdoor Field. Buchholz said the Scott Miller pins will be sold in the team store, starting on the night of the home opener, with proceeds going to a charity. The RedHawks will also name the press box at Newman Outdoor Field after Miller at the home opener.
“We had a very special bond with Scott,” Buchholz said. “To have that level of broadcaster doing our games, we were really fortunate for many, many years to have him with us.”
Since Miller’s passing, the RedHawks and the other members of the American Association have taken it upon themselves to recognize his legacy. In April, the league announced the institution of the Brian Rose/Scott Miller Man of the Year Award, which is a tribute to both Miller and Brian Rose, the Wichita Wingnuts bench coach who passed away in 2013 after a battle with melanoma.
That award will be given annually to a player who exemplifies the dedication to the game and care for community that defined Miller and Rose.