Kairl T. Miles - Player
Inducted in 2016
Kairl, like so many other Oaksville Eagle baseball players, started his career at sixteen years of age as a pitcher because that was the only open position on the team. He got his chance at his first love catching after two years. Kairl played during the 48 game win streak experienced by the Eagles and is the life time leader in homeruns. He evolved into one of the best catchers on any Black Baseball Team on the Shore. He was the coach behind the plate who studied all the opposing hitters, which made life easy for the pitchers and the defense on the field. He was a great defensive catcher with a strong arm. Regardless of the speed of opposing players they thought twice before attempting to steal a base. Kairl, unlike catchers of his time, had great speed while hitting long prodigious homeruns. He was the "RBI" man for the Eagles and was always a threat at the plate. He ended his career with a .275 batting average.