Ten Million and Decillian Million

Ten Million (1889-1964) was a minor league baseball player from the state of Washington.

Ten Million, baseball card, 1911
Ten Million’s baseball card, 1911

His mother, Ella, chose the name “Ten” because she wanted her son to stand out.

In 1920, Ten and his wife Christine had a baby girl.

Ten’s mother convinced the couple to name their daughter “Decillian” with a bribe of $50. (That’d be over $1,100 in today’s dollars.)

Decillian Million went by Dixie as an adult.

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Image: Ten Million, Victoria Team, baseball card portrait, LOC


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