The San Francisco Giants learned today that former pitcher Stu Miller passed away yesterday at his home in Cameron Park, CA, after a brief illness.
Miller, 87, played for both the New York and San Francisco Giants from 1957-62, winning the National League ERA title (2.47) in 1958 and earning All-Star honors in 1961 (in a game at Candlestick Park). He also led the N.L. in saves in the 1961 campaign (with 17), being recognized as the Sporting News Fireman of the Year.
In a career that spanned 16 seasons overall, Miller also played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1952-54, 1956), Philadelphia Phillies (1956), Baltimore Orioles (1963-67) and Atlanta Braves (1968). The right-hander logged a career mark of 105-103 with 154 saves and a 3.24 ERA in 704 lifetime appearances. He led the A.L. in saves (with 27) with the Orioles in 1963 and was a World Series Champion with Baltimore in 1966.
"The passing of Stu Miller brings great sadness to our organization," said Laurence Baer, Giants President & Chief Executive Officer. "Stu had a long and distinguished career with some of his best seasons coming in a Giants uniform. We express our deepest condolences to his family and will have them in our thoughts and prayers."
Miller is survived by his wife, Jayne, daughters Lori and Kim, sons Scott, Marc, Gary and Matthew, and his five grandchildren.