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Robert Lane Miller
born Robert Lane Gemeinweiser

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 182 lb.

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Bob Miller had a seventeen-year career in the major leagues as a pitcher. One of four major league players with the name "Bob Miller", he roomed with another Bob Miller while with the New York Mets in 1962. He was nicknamed "Righty" at that time to distinguish him from the lefthanded Bob Miller. Ironically, he bore a striking facial resemblance to another Bob Miller, who pitched for the Phillies.

A journeyman pitcher in the second part of his career, he had 12 stops in the major leagues. He pitched in the 1965, 1966, and 1971 World Series.

As an 18-year-old rookie with the 1957 St. Louis Cardinals, one of his teammates was 42-year-old Walker Cooper, who had played his first major league game when Miller was one year old in 1940. Another teammate, Stan Musial, was 36 years old and had broken in when Miller was 2 years old in 1941. Miller went on to pitch until the end of the 1974 season.

He was the first pitching coach in Toronto Blue Jays history, advising their pitchers from 1977 to 1979. He also was a member of the San Francisco Giants coaching staff in 1985. At the time of his death in an automobile accident in 1993, Miller was the advance scout for the Giants.

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Blue Jays Pitching Coaches
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N/A Bob Miller Al Widmar
1977 to 1979

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