Ivan Miller

Ivan Miller was a sports writer and editor at the Hamilton Spectator for 45 years and was the first President of the Ontario Sportscasters Association.

Prior to his newspaper work, Miller, born and raised in the Steel City, was a pitcher with semi-pro teams, including  Buffalo. A back injury prevented him from advancing.

He employed a flag system of communication with local Boy Scouts to provide play-by-play of the first golf broadcast over CKOC in 1923.

Miller covered all aspects of sports from the Grey Cup to the World Series to the Indy 500.

Miller was a judge at the Hamilton Jockey Club and treasurer of the Hamilton Curling Bonspiel for many years.

He was a member of the committee for the 1930 British Empire Games in Hamilton.

Miller was instrumental in presenting sports celebrity nights, raising more than $300,000 for Ontario Crippled Children.

A big booster of local and amateur sports, one of his last projects was co-ordinating a publication about sports in Hamilton, as a Centennial project, in 1967.

The first curator of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, Ivan Miller was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada Wing of the Hall in 1967.