Bob Miller Stats

Bob Miller was born on Saturday, February 18, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri. Miller was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 26, 1957, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Miller baseball stats page.

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" NEW YORK - (AP) - Bob 'Righty' Miller of the New York Mets still can manage a weak smile and a little joke even though he's burning inside at his sorry pitching record of 0-10 and 13 losses in a row over the past two years. 'Sure, I'm discouraged,' said Miller today. 'It's only human. I have a mental barrier. When you go to the ball park ready to pitch, you have to be in a mood - mad and confident. I'm mad enough, but it's hard to get confident when you're been going like I am.'" - The Tucson Daily Citizen ( Miller Manages Sad, Battered Smile , August 21, 1962, Page 14)

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Bob 'Righty' Miller Autograph on a 1969 Topps Baseball Card (#403 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1969top01' title='1969 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Bob 'Righty' Miller Autograph on a 1969 Topps Baseball Card (#403 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robert Lane Miller (Born: Robert Lane Gemeinweiser)
Nickname:
Bob or Righty
Born On:
02-18-1939  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-06-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Rancho Bernardo, California
Cemetery:
Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway, California
High School:
Beaumont High School (St. Louis, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
182
First Game:
06-26-1957 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-28-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable / $25,000 Bonus Baby

Bob Miller

Bob Miller Pitching Stats

1957 18 Cardinals 5 0 4 0 0 .000 7.00 0 0 0 9.0 46 13 7 9 2 5 0 7 1 0 0 -
1959 20 Cardinals 11 10 1 4 3 .571 3.31 3 0 0 70.2 294 66 26 31 2 21 2 43 0 1 1 -
1960 21 Cardinals 15 7 3 4 3 .571 3.42 0 0 0 52.2 225 53 20 21 2 17 2 33 2 1 0 -
1961 22 Cardinals 34 5 13 1 3 .250 4.24 0 0 3 74.1 333 82 35 41 6 46 7 39 4 0 0 -
1962 23 Mets 33 21 7 1 12 .077 4.89 1 0 0 143.2 646 146 78 98 20 62 2 91 12 6 1 -
1963 24 Dodgers 42 23 10 10 8 .556 2.89 2 0 1 187.0 781 171 60 71 7 65 9 125 12 3 0 -
1964 25 Dodgers 74 2 39 7 7 .500 2.62 0 0 9 137.2 582 115 40 49 1 63 16 94 7 2 0 -
1965 26 Dodgers 61 1 37 6 7 .462 2.97 0 0 9 103.0 414 82 34 37 9 26 3 77 4 3 0 -
1966 27 Dodgers 46 0 12 4 2 .667 2.77 0 0 5 84.1 344 70 26 31 5 29 7 58 4 1 0 -
1967 28 Dodgers 52 4 22 2 9 .182 4.31 0 0 0 85.2 363 88 41 46 9 27 9 32 3 3 1 -
1968 29 Twins 45 0 14 0 3 .000 2.74 0 0 2 72.1 303 65 22 26 1 24 7 41 1 5 0 -
1969 30 Twins 48 11 15 5 5 .500 3.02 1 0 3 119.1 486 118 40 42 9 32 7 57 5 0 0 -
1970 31 Indians 15 2 6 2 2 .500 4.18 0 0 1 28.0 133 35 13 14 1 15 2 15 0 0 0 -
1970 31 White Sox 15 12 1 4 6 .400 5.01 0 0 0 70.0 325 88 39 42 11 33 3 36 3 4 0 -
1970 31 Cubs 7 1 4 0 0 .000 5.00 0 0 2 9.0 39 6 5 5 3 6 1 4 0 0 0 -
1971 32 Cubs 2 0 1 0 0 .000 5.14 0 0 0 7.0 30 10 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 -
1971 32 Padres 38 0 26 7 3 .700 1.41 0 0 7 63.2 264 53 10 12 0 26 7 36 1 1 0 -
1971 32 Pirates 16 0 10 1 2 .333 1.29 0 0 3 28.0 115 20 4 8 1 13 4 13 0 0 0 -
1972 33 Pirates 36 0 18 5 2 .714 2.65 0 0 3 54.1 237 54 16 19 3 24 7 18 0 1 0 -
1973 34 Padres 18 0 7 0 0 .000 4.11 0 0 0 30.2 133 29 14 18 4 12 1 15 0 0 0 -
1973 34 Tigers 22 0 10 4 2 .667 3.43 0 0 1 42.0 174 34 16 16 3 22 2 23 1 0 0 -
1973 34 Mets 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
1974 35 Mets 58 0 30 2 2 .500 3.58 0 0 2 78.0 353 89 31 39 2 39 13 35 2 1 0 -
17 Years 694 99 290 69 81 .460 3.37 7 0 51 1,551.1 6,623 1,487 581 679 101 608 111 895 62 32 3 -

Bob Miller

Bob Miller Hitting Stats

1957 18 Cardinals 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1959 20 Cardinals 11 24 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 13 1 0 0 0 .208 .240 .208
1960 21 Cardinals 17 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1961 22 Cardinals 35 14 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 .357 .438 .500
1962 23 Mets 40 41 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 .122 .143 .171
1963 24 Dodgers 42 57 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 24 5 1 0 0 .070 .100 .070
1964 25 Dodgers 74 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 .158 .238 .158
1965 26 Dodgers 61 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 .000 .059 .000
1966 27 Dodgers 46 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 .077 .077 .077
1967 28 Dodgers 52 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125
1968 29 Twins 45 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1969 30 Twins 48 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 2 0 0 1 .000 .031 .000
1970 31 Indians 15 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200
1970 31 White Sox 16 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 2 0 0 1 .174 .269 .174
1970 31 Cubs 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 32 Cubs 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 32 Padres 38 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 32 Pirates 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
1972 33 Pirates 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 34 Padres 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 34 Tigers 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 34 Mets 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 35 Mets 58 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222
17 Years 707 299 8 33 1 2 0 0 8 14 0 125 24 1 1 5 .110 .152 .127

Bob Miller

Bob Miller Fielding Stats

1957 Cardinals P 5 0 27 3 0.6 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1959 Cardinals P 11 10 212 22 2.0 22 6 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.80
1960 Cardinals P 15 7 158 14 0.9 14 3 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1961 Cardinals P 34 5 223 23 0.7 20 2 18 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .870 2.42
1962 Mets P 33 21 431 48 1.5 46 14 32 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.88
1963 Dodgers P 42 23 561 71 1.7 69 15 54 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.32
1964 Dodgers P 74 2 413 45 0.6 44 8 36 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.88
1965 Dodgers P 61 1 309 35 0.6 31 2 29 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .886 2.71
1966 Dodgers P 46 0 253 18 0.4 13 3 10 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .722 1.39
1967 Dodgers P 52 4 257 30 0.6 27 6 21 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.84
1968 Twins P 45 0 217 18 0.4 18 3 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.24
1969 Twins P 48 11 358 32 0.7 32 7 25 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.41
1970 Indians P 15 2 84 1 0.1 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.32
1970 White Sox P 15 12 210 25 1.7 25 6 19 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1970 Cubs P 7 1 27 3 0.4 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1971 Cubs P 2 0 21 4 2.0 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.14
1971 Padres P 38 0 191 20 0.5 20 9 11 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1971 Pirates P 16 0 84 10 0.6 9 5 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.89
1972 Pirates P 36 0 163 11 0.3 10 2 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.66
1973 Padres P 18 0 92 2 0.1 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.59
1973 Tigers P 22 0 126 9 0.4 9 4 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1973 Mets P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1974 Mets P 58 0 234 19 0.3 19 7 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.19
P Totals 694 99 4,654 463 0.7 441 106 335 22 27 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.56
17 Years 694 99 4,654 463 0.7 441 106 335 22 27 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.56

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Bob Miller Miscellaneous Stats

1957 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.40 7.00 5.00
1959 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 24.0 2.05 5.48 2.67
1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.3 14.0 1.94 5.64 2.91
1961 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.8 0.0 0.85 4.72 5.57
1962 Mets 0 0 .000 0 7 n/a 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.47 5.70 3.88
1963 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 28.5 1.92 6.02 3.13
1964 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.49 6.15 4.12
1965 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 0.0 2.96 6.73 2.27
1966 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 13.0 2.00 6.19 3.09
1967 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.19 3.36 2.84
1968 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 7.0 1.71 5.10 2.99
1969 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.78 4.30 2.41
1970 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.00 4.82 4.82
1970 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 11.5 1.09 4.63 4.24
1970 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 4.00 6.00
1971 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 2.57 1.29
1971 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.38 5.09 3.68
1971 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.00 4.18 4.18
1972 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.75 2.98 3.98
1973 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.25 4.40 3.52
1973 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.05 4.93 4.71
1973 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
1974 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.90 4.04 4.50
17 Years 0 0 .000 1 12 0 0.0 2.4 37.4 1.47 5.19 3.53

Bob Miller

Bob Miller Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 St. Louis Cardinals 26 Undetermined - -
1959 St. Louis Cardinals 49 Undetermined - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 35 , 36 Undetermined - -
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 36 Undetermined - -
1962 New York Mets 24 Undetermined - -
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 15 Undetermined - -
1964 Los Angeles Dodgers 15 Undetermined - -
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers 15 Undetermined - Stats
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 15 $30,000.00 - Stats
1967 Los Angeles Dodgers 15 $32,000.00 - -
1968 Minnesota Twins 21 , 49 $36,000.00 - -
1969 Minnesota Twins 49 $36,000.00 - -
1970 Cleveland Indians 33 $36,000.00 - -
1970 Chicago White Sox 23 "     " - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 45 "     " - -
1971 Chicago Cubs 45 $34,000.00 - Stats
1971 San Diego Padres 37 "     " - -
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 32 "     " - Stats
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 32 $30,000.00 - -
1973 San Diego Padres 42 $20,000.00 - -
1973 Detroit Tigers 17 "     " - -
1973 New York Mets 30 "     " - -
1974 New York Mets 30 $20,000.00 - -
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On October 10, 1961, during the first-ever National League expansion draft, the New York Mets selected Bob Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals . When the Mets (120 losses that year) finally won their first game at home, on April 28, 1962 , Bob Miller, pitched 4.1 strong innings in relief, giving New York time to recover from a 4-1 deficit, and win their first game at home. Roger Craig earned the win that day.

Bob Miller, one of four Major League players with the same name -- and all four were pitchers -- earned his nickname that year because he was actually roommates with one of the other pitchers with the same name. That Bob Miller was a lefty, so Casey Stengel called them Lefty & Righty to tell them apart.

Why did we mention above that Roger Craig got the win during the historic first Mets win at home? Because Bob Miller lost his first 12 games in 1962, tying the National League record for losses starting a season. Do you know who broke the record in 1993? [ Answer ]

Did you know that when Bob Miller took the mound a National League leading 74 times in 1964 , he broke the Dodgers franchise record for most games pitched in a season? The team record, set previously by Ron Perranoski (70 games pitched in 1962), was crushed ten years after Miller set it by Mike Marshall , who took the mound in 106 games in 1974, a still standing Major League record .

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Bob Miller | 1969 Topps Baseball Card (#403 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Bob Miller pitched with three different teams during the same season, three times during his Major League career: in 1970 with the Cleveland Indians , Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs ; in 1971, with the Cubs , San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates ; and 1973, with the Padres , Detroit Tigers and New York Mets . More than 100 twirlers have pitched for three different teams during the same season, but only Bob Miller has worn three different uniforms during the same season, three different times !

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