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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 56 of 981 players
Miller
Robert Lane Miller
Born: February 18, 1939 at St. Louis, Mo.
Died: August 6, 1993 at Rancho Bernardo, Cal.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 190

Bob Miller was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 18, 2007.

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First Mets game: April 21, 1962
Last Mets game: September 28, 1974





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jack
There is an old Casey Stengel story about Bob Miller. If I recall correctly in 1962 Red Ruffing the pitching coach gets a call from Casey telling him to get Nelson to warm up. Of course nobody begins to throw. Casey calls two more times, insisting that Nelson begin to throw. Finally Ruffing says asks if there anyone by the name of Nelson. Miller tells Red that is what Casey calls him.

Won Doney
August 6, 2001
He was the better of the two Bob Millers, despite a 1- 12 record. He was the one who was there the whole '62 season, not the one they got when they traded away Don Zimmer. I believe that one win was either his last win or his last decision in '62. Does anybody know how he died?

Jim Snedeker
November 19, 2001
I remember reading a very touching piece about Bob in the New York Times after he got his first Met win in 1974. It spoke of his journeyman status, and that after being known simply as the 1-12 Met from 1962, he came back 12 years later to win for a good Mets team.

Even my Mom, who wasn't really a baseball fan, teared up when she read it.

Les
November 29, 2001
Bob "Righty" Miller and Bob "Lefty" Miller were also roomed together on the road in 1962 so there wouldn't be any confusion if someone called a hotel looking for Bob Miller.

Sadly, Bob L. Miller was killed in a car accident in California a few years ago.

legalbeagle
February 15, 2005
Bob Miller was a fairly decent right-handed relief pitcher who came from the Cardinal organization in the expansion draft. He went 0-12 in 62 and then was traded to LA for Tim Harkness and Larry Burright. It's a good thing he was traded because the Mets had 2 Bob Millers (one a lefty). Of course the Old Perfessor had a solution to this problem: He called the RHP Miller Nelson, which must have a caused a problem when Lindsey Nelson was around. May Casey, Bob and Lindsey all rest in peace.

David Mo
March 14, 2005
Even though I was only 11 at the time, I "knew" Bob L. Miller (the righty) had better stuff than his record showed. My assessment proved valid, as he would go on to have a long, succesful career as a reliever and earn two World Series Championship rings ('63 Dodgers, '71 Pirates) before ending his career as a Met once more. The players he was traded for also end their careers as Mets less than two years after joining the team. Larry Burright's claim to fame was being rested one day in favor of understudy Ron Hunt the rest is history. Tim Harkness was immortalized by a Banner Day entry that read "Hit one into the darkness, Harkness."

Jamey Bumbalo
September 8, 2006
Bob Miller was a very good relief pitcher whose claim to fame (at least regarding being a Met) is that he was one of four 1962 Mets whose career lasted into the 1970s, the others being Chris Cannizzaro, Ed Kranepool, and Jim Hickman.

Mets fan in Maine
November 4, 2007
Miller, whose last name at birth was Gemeinweiser according to baseball-reference.com, tied Chris Cannizzaro for second in longevity among the 1962 Mets. They both played their last game on Sept. 28, 1974 (Miller for the Mets); Ed Kranepool played his last Sept. 30, 1979.

Over a 17-year career, Miller had an ERA of 3.37.

Since he first appeared in the majors in 1957, Miller is second only to Willie Mays for Mets who started in the '50s and lasted so long.









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