Orioles Hall of Fame member Stu Miller passed away Sunday, January 4, at his home in Cameron Park, Calif., after a brief illness. He was 87.
Miller, a right-handed reliever throughout most of his 16 seasons in the major leagues, led the Orioles in saves from 1963-67 and was a member of the 1966 World Series Championship team. In his five seasons with the Orioles, Miller compiled a 38-36 record with a 2.37 ERA and 100 saves, leading the American League with 71 appearances and 27 saves in 1963, his first year with the club.
He began his career with the Cardinals in 1952 and spent six seasons with the Giants before being traded to the Orioles after the 1962 season. He was a member of the 1961 National League All-Star team while with the Giants, and also spent one season with the Phillies before finishing his career in 1968 with the Braves. He went 105-103 with a 3.24 ERA and 154 saves in 704 major league games.
Miller was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1989.
A native of Northampton, Mass., Miller is survived by his wife, Jayne; six children, Scott, Lori, Kim, Marc, Gary and Matthew; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.