Thursday, July 28, 2011
Milacki was part of a combined no-hitter on July 13,1991 having pitched the first 6 innings of the game. He left the game due to a hand injury sustained when he deflected a Willie Wilson line drive, saving a hit in the process.
He pieced together a decent career as a 4th or 5th starter for about 4 years before becoming essentially a AAAA player, splitting time between AAA and the Majors until 1996. I don't know what happened to him in 1997 but in 1998 and 1999, having improved his control, he became an excellent professional AAA pitcher, hoping for one last chance to prove himself. He gave it one last shot in 2000 in the Independent Leagues at St. Paul.
Since then, Milacki has made a second career as a pitching coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and more recently, with the Phillies. He is currently working for the Reading Phillies of the Eastern League.