An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Friday, May 9, 2014
Vintage Fridays: Stu Miller, 1964 Topps #565
I'm back from the ballpark, where the O's made it out with their fourth straight win, a 4-3 squeaker over the Astros in a brisk two and a half hours. As always, Tommy Hunter did his best to give me and 28,000-plus other fans palpitations, putting the first two runners on the corners before getting a run-scoring double play grounder and a strikeout of George Springer to nail down the save. That's a league-leading 11 saves for Hunter, but he's yet to have a 1-2-3 inning this year. It's enough to make you long for a Stu Miller type; the 5'11" veteran righty posted consecutive seasons with a sub-1.00 WHIP in 1965 and 1966 as Baltimore's relief ace. One baserunner per inning just isn't enough excitement for Tommy, I guess.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.