The Info List - Stu Miller

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Stuart Leonard Miller (December 26, 1927 – January 4, 2015) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1952–56), Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
(1956), New York/San Francisco Giants (1957–62), Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
(1963–67) and Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves
(1968). He batted and threw right-handed. In a 16-season career, Miller posted a 105–103 record with a 3.24 earned run average, 1164 strikeouts, and 154 saves in 704 games pitched (93 as a starter). On April 30, 1967, Steve Barber
Steve Barber
and Miller combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Orioles against the Detroit Tigers, but would lose 2–1 because of a wild pitch and an error allowing two runs to score in the ninth inning.[1] Miller was involved in one of the more memorable moments in All Star Game history, albeit for an exaggeration of the event in question. In the ninth inning of the first of two 1961 All Star Games (two were played between 1959 and 1962), which was played at Candlestick Park, a gust of wind caused Miller to sway slightly, resulting in a balk,[2] which advanced Roger Maris
Roger Maris
to second and Al Kaline
Al Kaline
to third. In the embellished version, it is reported that the wind gust blew the 165-pound Miller off the pitcher's mound.[3] Kaline later scored on an error by Ken Boyer
Ken Boyer
on Rocky Colavito's ground ball, which tied the score at 3–3. One batter later, the wind caused catcher Smoky Burgess to drop Tony Kubek's foul pop-up for an error. Miller bailed Burgess out by striking out Kubek, and after Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra
reached base on Don Zimmer's error, Miller got Hoyt Wilhelm
Hoyt Wilhelm
to fly out to left to end the inning. In the top of the 10th inning, the defense behind Miller almost did him in; Nellie Fox
Nellie Fox
walked and scored all the way from first on Boyer's three-base throwing error (the second by Boyer in as many innings) on Kaline's ground ball. Miller's teammates bailed him out in the bottom of the inning and made him the winning pitcher; Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron
singled and scored on a double by Miller's Giant teammate Willie Mays
Willie Mays
to tie the score, then Mays scored the winning run on Roberto Clemente's single.[4] On May 14, 1967, he gave up Mickey Mantle's 500th career home run. Miller died January 4, 2015, at his home in Cameron Park, California, aged 87 after a brief illness.[5]


1 See also 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External links

See also[edit]

List of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
annual ERA leaders List of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
annual saves leaders List of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
all-time saves leaders


^ "Apr 30, 1967, Tigers at Orioles Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2015.  ^ "Stu Miller, All-Star Who Committed a Windblown Balk, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ Faraudo, Jeff (9 July 2011). "An ill wind: Stu Miller
Stu Miller
denies being blown off Candlestick Park
Candlestick Park
mound at 1961 All-Star game in San Francisco". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2 February 2017.  ^ "National League 5, American League 4: All-Star Game Played on Tuesday, July 11, 1961 (D) at Candlestick Park". Retrosheet. July 11, 1961. Retrieved January 5, 2015.  ^ "Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller
Stu Miller
dies". ESPN. Associated Press. January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Klingaman, Mike (July 14, 2009). "Catching Up With...former Oriole Stu Miller". The Toy Department (blog). The Baltimore Sun.  Parnass, Larry (September 12–13, 2015). "Northampton baseball field to be dedicated to major leaguer Stu Miller". Cities & Towns. Daily Hampshire Gazette. Northampton, Massachusetts. p. B1. Retrieved September 13, 2015. (Subscription required (help)).  Szlosek, Rich (September 5, 2014). "Rich Szlosek: The Northampton ballplayer who went far: Stu Miller". Daily Hampshire Gazette. Northampton, Massachusetts. Retrieved September 13, 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

Preceded by Lindy McDaniel Sporting News National League Reliever of the Year 1961 Succeeded by Roy Face

Preceded by Sonny Siebert No-hit game April 30, 1967 with Steve Barber Succeeded by Don Wilson

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National League season ERA leaders

1876: Bradley 1877: Bond 1878: Ward 1879: Bond 1880: Keefe 1881: Wiedman 1882: Corcoran 1883: J. McCormick 1884: Radbourn 1885: Keefe 1886: Boyle 1887: Casey 1888: Keefe 1889: Clarkson 1890: Rhines 1891: Ewing 1892: Young 1893: Breitenstein 1894: Rusie 1895: Maul 1896: Rhines 1897: Rusie 1898: Griffith 1899: Willis 1900: Waddell 1901: Tannehill 1902: Taylor 1903: Leever 1904: McGinnity 1905: Mathewson 1906: M. Brown 1907: Pfiester 1908: Mathewson 1909: Mathewson 1910: Cole 1911: Mathewson 1912: Tesreau 1913: Mathewson 1914: Doak 1915: Alexander 1916: Alexander 1917: Anderson 1918: Vaughn 1919: Alexander 1920: Alexander 1921: Doak 1922: Douglas 1923: Luque 1924: Vance 1925: Luque 1926: Kremer 1927: Kremer 1928: Vance 1929: Walker 1930: Vance 1931: Walker 1932: Warneke 1933: Hubbell 1934: Hubbell 1935: Blanton 1936: Hubbell 1937: Turner 1938: Lee 1939: Walters 1940: Walters 1941: Riddle 1942: Cooper 1943: Lanier 1944: Heusser 1945: Prim 1946: Pollet 1947: Spahn 1948: Brecheen 1949: Koslo 1950: Maglie 1951: Nichols, Jr. 1952: Wilhelm 1953: Spahn 1954: Antonelli 1955: Friend 1956: Burdette 1957: Podres 1958: Miller 1959: S. Jones 1960: M. McCormick 1961: Spahn 1962: Koufax 1963: Koufax 1964: Koufax 1965: Koufax 1966: Koufax 1967: Niekro 1968: Gibson 1969: Marichal 1970: Seaver 1971: Seaver 1972: Carlton 1973: Seaver 1974: Capra 1975: R. Jones 1976: Denny 1977: Candelaria 1978: Swan 1979: Richard 1980: Sutton 1981: Ryan 1982: Rogers 1983: Hammaker 1984: Peña 1985: Gooden 1986: Scott 1987: Ryan 1988: Magrane 1989: Garrelts 1990: Darwin 1991: D. Martínez 1992: Swift 1993: Maddux 1994: Maddux 1995: Maddux 1996: K. Brown 1997: P. Martínez 1998: Maddux 1999: R. Johnson 2000: K. Brown 2001: R. Johnson 2002: R. Johnson 2003: Schmidt 2004: Peavy 2005: Clemens 2006: Oswalt 2007: Peavy 2008: Santana 2009: Carpenter 2010: J. Johnson 2011: Kershaw 2012: Kershaw 2013: Kershaw 2014: Kershaw 2015: Greinke 2016: Hendricks 2017: Kershaw

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Members of the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar Brady Anderson Luis Aparicio Harold Baines George Bamberger Steve Barber Hank Bauer Mark Belanger Paul Blair Mike Boddicker Mike Bordick Hal Brown Don Buford Al Bumbry Mike Cuellar Rich Dauer Doug DeCinces Rick Dempsey Jack Dunn III Mike Flanagan Jim Gentile Bobby Grich Dick Hall Elrod Hendricks Chris Hoiles Billy Hunter Davey Johnson John Lowenstein Dennis Martínez Tippy Martinez Lee May Scott McGregor Dave McNally Ray Miller Stu Miller Melvin Mora Eddie Murray Mike Mussina Johnny Oates Gregg Olson Jim Palmer Milt Pappas Boog Powell Paul Richards Cal Ripken Jr. Cal Ripken Sr. Brooks Robinson Frank Robinson Gary Roenicke Ken Singleton B. J. Surhoff Gus Triandos Eddie Watt Earl Weaver Hoyt Wilhelm Gene Woodling

Herb Armstrong Award

Richie Bancells Rex Barney Rob Brown Frank Cashen Harry Dalton Jerold Hoffberger Phil Itzoe Lenny Johnston Lee MacPhail Bill O'Donnell Hank Peters Don Pries Ralph Salvon Chuck Thompson Ernie Tyler Fred Uhlman Sr. Julie Wagner Eddie Weidner

"Wild Bill" Hagy Award