Here’s a “career-capper” and “missing” 1975 card for long-time Major League pitcher Bob Miller, who wrapped up his big league tenure with the New York Mets:
Miller put together a nice 17-year career, starting off in 1957 when he came up with the St. Louis Cardinals as an 18-year old.
In 1974 he appeared in 58 games for the Mets, all in relief, and posted a
2-2 record with a 3.58 earned run average over 78 innings of work.
It was the second tour of duty with the Mets, his first being in 1962 as
an “original Met”, and it showed, as he went 1-12 with a 4.89 ERA as a
starter with occasional work out of the ‘pen.
The following year the Gods of baseball smiled on him as he found
himself in sunny Los Angeles as a member of the eventual World Champion
Dodgers, and he had his best season as a Major Leaguer, going 10-8 with a
2.89 ERA over 43 games, 23 of which were starts alongside Sandy Koufax
and Don Drysdale.
By the time he retired, he finished with a 69-81 record, along with a
very nice 3.37 ERA in 694 games and 1551.1 innings, with 52 saves,
playing for no less than TEN teams.