The Baltimore Orioles have announced that former relief pitcher Stu Miller passed away at the age of 87 Sunday from a brief illness. Miller is most well-known for his balk in the 1961 All-Star game, in which he was blown off the mound in the ninth inning, allowing the American League to score the tying run.
Miller spent 16 seasons in the Major Leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Orioles, and Atlanta Braves but spent the most time (his final six years) with Baltimore. He was a member of the Orioles' 1966 World Series Championship team. He posted a career 3.24 ERA in 704 appearances in 1,693 1/3 innings and had a record of 105-103.
In 1958 and 1963, Miller recorded the most saves in the league, with 17 and 27, respectively. He also had the best National League ERA in 1958, with 2.47. Rest in peace to a great player.