Former big league pitcher Stu Miller passed away at the age of 87 following a brief illness.
Miller pitched in the majors for 16 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York/San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves. He was arguably the best relief pitcher of his era. Miller began to enjoy success when the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958. That year Miller led the NL with a 2.47 ERA.
In 1961, Miller would lead the NL in saves with 17. That year, while pitching in the All-Star Game in Candlestick Park, a gust of wind made Miller lose his balance and balk. In the years that have followed, the legend has gone that the wind blew the 165 pound reliever off the mound. Despite this, Miller would be the winning pitcher of that All-Star Game.