Dave Miley picked up the pieces of the 2003 after Reds' management fired Bob Boone, who was the manager and Jim Bowden, who was the general manager. Miley had developed many of the Reds' players, earning a place in the International League Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Miley, along with player Jeff Manto and Toledo broadcaster, Jim Weber were elected by living Hall of Famers, executives, broadcasters and members of the media.
Miley had just one full season as a manager in the major leagues. The 2004 Reds were 76-86 under Miley, a seven game improvement from the previous season..
Miley spent eight years as a player in the Reds' system but never reached the major leagues.
Miley was twice chosen as Manager of the Year in the IL in 2007 and 2012.
At the age of 26, Miley changed career paths. He became the manager of the Reds' Class A entry in the Sally League at Greensboro. His team turned in a 79-60 record with a team that included his good friend and until this season, Reds' thirdbase coach Mark Berry and future Reds' catcher Eddie Taubensee.
The season earned Miley a promotion to Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League. He didn't encounter his first of just four losing seasons as a minor league manager until he managed in Class AAA Nashville in 1992. Nashville was in the American Association. Miley went to Chattanooga for two successful seasons. Then was promoted again to Class AA Indianapolis in the American Association.
Miley is also a member of the Cedar Rapids Hall of Fame.
In 1998 Indianapolis switched to the International League after the American Association was absorbed by the Pacific Coast League and the International League. Miley ran the Reds' Class AAA entry in Indianapolis and Louisville for six season before getting a crack at managing the big club in Cincinnati.
In his first seven seasons in the IL, Miley compiled a .535 winning percentage.
After his brief stint in the Major Leagues which ended abruptly 70 games into the 2005 season with a 27-43 record in the middle of the teams nine season stay below the .500 mark. Jerry Narron and Pete Mackanin succeeded Miley but couldn't turn the team around.
St. Louis manager, Tony LaRussa, chose Miley to be one of his coaches in the 2005 All-Star game but the Reds but the Reds' fired Miley a week before the classic.
Miley joined the New York Yankees' organization in Columbus in the IL. The Yankees ended its working agreement with Columbus and Miley has been with Scranton/Wilkes Barre in the IL for the last seven seasons with a .594 winning percentage in that time.
Miley managed the only Governors Cup seasons that Louisville and Scranton/Wilkes Barre have ever had.
The 51-year old has also managed such stars as David Ortiz as a successful manager in the Winter Leagues. He won the Manager of the Year award for Los Indios de Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican Baseball League in 2011-2012, winning the league's championship.