Saturday, May 2, 2009

1956 Topps #PR2 Stu Miller

If Harvey Haddix now has a 1956 Topps Phillies card, it's only fair that Stu Miller should now have one as well.

Stu pitched in 24 games for the Phillies, all in 1956, putting together a 5-8 record with a 4.47 ERA.

He found some success in the early '60's with the New York Giants, making the NL All-Star team in 1961. You may have heard of or seen Stu's appearance during the 1961 All-Star Game. Pitching in a strong wind in San Francisco's Candlestick Park, Stu was blown off the mound and a balk was called.

Did You Know?: On May 14, 1967, while pitching for the Baltimore Orioles, Stu surrendered Mickey Mantle's 500th career home run.

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