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Stu Miller

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

 
 
Stu Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Stu Miller Marker
Inscription.  
San Francisco Giants: 1958-1962
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1961

Though weighing only 165 pounds Miller was one of the finest relief pitchers of the '50s and '60s. Change-up specialist with deceptive curve, he pitched for 16 seasons, including six with Giants. He was NL ERA Leader (2.47) in 1958. On July 11, 1961, he was the winning pitcher in a 5-4 NL Victory in the All-Star Game. This was the game when the wind allegedly blew him off the mound at Candelstick Park.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1961.
 
Location. 37° 46.76′ N, 122° 23.387′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Felipe Alou (here, next to this marker); Tom Haller (here, next to this marker); San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame (here, next to this marker);
Stu Miller Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Stu Miller Marker - wide view
The subject marker is in the top row, most left.
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Gaylord Jackson Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Orlando Manuel Cepeda (within shouting distance of this marker); King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter A. Magowan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stu Miller Is Literally Blown Off The Mound During All Star Game (This Day in Baseball). Article also includes a link to the full audio recording for this game.
"On July 11, 1961, San Francisco Giants pitcher Stu Miller is literally blown off the mound during the All-Star Game at Candlestick Park. In the ninth inning, high winds cause the 165-pound Miller to lose his balance. Umpires call a balk, allowing the runners, Al Kaline and Roger Maris into scoring position. The AL will tie the game on an error by Ken Boyer. Ironically the AL will take the lead in the top of the 10th when Boyer again makes an error on a ground ball hit by Al Kaline. The NL will score 2 in the bottom of the 10th to pull out the victory."
(Submitted on June 10, 2021.) 

2. Stu Miller (Wikipedia)
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Stuart Leonard Miller (December 26, 1927 – January 4, 2015), nicknamed The Butterfly Man, was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1952–56), Philadelphia Phillies (1956), New York/San Francisco Giants (1957–62), Baltimore Orioles (1963–67) and Atlanta Braves (1968). He batted and threw right-handed. In a 16-season career, Miller posted a 105–103 record with a 3.24 earned run average, 1164 strikeouts, and 154 saves in 704 games pitched (93 as a starter). He was named an All-Star for the Giants in 1961
(Submitted on June 10, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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