What To Know About Bobblehead #6

6dm.jpgBats: Right    Throws: Right
Born: May 29, 1946 at Batesville, Indiana
Began coaching in the St. Louis farm system in 1985 (Arkansas), but left in 1987. He later rejoined the organization in 1995.

Dyar Miller served as Memphis’ pitching coach from 2001-2007 and was responsible for the development of big leaguers Dan Haren, Anthony Reyes and Adam Wainwright, among others. Miller spent eleven seasons in the St. Louis Cardinals organization before becoming one of the club’s roving pitching coordinators in 2008.

dyar.jpgBack in his playing days, Miller was first signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies, but didn’t see any major league time until he joined with the Baltimore Orioles. He made his major league debut on June 9, 1975 against the Oakland Athletics, entering the game in the 14th inning. Miller was a career reliever, only starting one major league game.

Miller’s last big league appearance was on September 2, 1981. He finished with a career 23-17 major league record, 22 saves and a 3.23 ERA over 11 combined seasons with the Orioles, Angels, Blue Jays and Mets.

DSC_1552.JPGThe Dyar Miller bobblehead (above), the sixth of the 2009 collection, will be given away to the first 1,500 fans to arrive at Tuesday’s home game against the division-leading Nashville Sounds. Gates for the game open at 6:00 P.M.

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