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100 Greatest Phillies: 70 – Bob Miller

Bob Miller
Relief Pitcher
1949-1958

Career w/Phillies: 822 IP / 42-42 / 3.96 ERA / 263 K

Alternating between starting and relieving, Bob Miller threw 822 innings in 10 seasons for the Phillies. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1950, going 11-6 with a 3.57 ERA for the pennant-winning Phils. He was then moved to the bullpen where he struggled, then brought back to the rotation where he thrived, then put back in the bullpen and, finally, performed well. Between 1955 and ’57, Miller was the top right-handed arm out of the Phils pen.

Comment: A good arm during some lean seasons in the 1950s, Miller finally found his niche and held onto prime positioning for three seasons. That coupled with a fine rookie campaign with the ’50 Phils puts him on this list, ahead of modern marvel Ryan Madson.

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