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Bob Miller
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 43 of 974 players
Miller
Robert Gerald Miller
Born: July 15, 1935 at Berwyn, Ill.
Throws: Left Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 185

Bob Miller has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 20 times, most recently on November 9, 2008.

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First Mets game: July 24, 1962
Last Mets game: September 18, 1962





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Scott
October 16, 2002
Good reliever for the Tigers in the mid 50's. Wht happened when he came to the Mets in 62. Losing wears on you, huh?

Jonathan Stern
April 19, 2008
One of two Bob Millers who played on the immortal 1962 Mets. He was known as "Righty Bob," the other "Lefty Bob." Casey Stengel called Righty Bob "Nelson" to distinguish between the two. And he called Lindsey Nelson "Miller."

Joe Figliola
January 17, 2010
One of the few pitchers on the '62 to post a .500 record.

Jim Eckert
February 5, 2011
"It took only one pitch for Bob Miller to prove he was a New York Met." This line led off a newspaper account for July 24 1962 of a 12 inning 5-4 loss to the Braves in Milwaukee.

Bob had unretired after not pitching in the Majors for 6 years. One motivation was to acquire the time he was just short of to qualify for the pension plan at that time. (this would guarantee him $125 a month for life after he reached age 50) He started the '62 season with the Reds, later coming to the Mets with Cliff Cook for Don Zimmer.

His first Met appearance was in the above mentioned game. His first Met pitch ever was hit for a walkoff homer by Del Crandall breaking a 4-4 tie. If only he had retired right then he would have been the purest concentrated expression ever of '62 Met futility for that 40-120 gang. As it was he stayed around long enough to even his record for the Mets to 2-2 in 17 games and reduce his infinity Met ERA to a manageable 7.08, and to 10.17 for the whole season.

He was one of the two Bob Millers on the Mets at that time. He was Robert G. Miller the lefty, then there was Robert L. Miller the righty, who was 0-12 that season before winning his last decision to finish with a .077 won/lost pct. (Useless stat coincidence - Don Zimmer left the Mets for Bob G. with a .077 BA).

Bob G. never pitched in the Majors after the '62 season.

But yes, he did log enough time to qualify for his monthly $125.

(some information gotten from The Amazing Mets, Jerry Mitchell, Grosset and Dunlap 1964)

Jonathan Stern
May 12, 2011
I guess now would be as good a time as any to state here that I got the two Bob Millers mixed up in my 2008 Mets memory above. Oh well. Does that make me an honorary Met for life?









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