Saturday, February 27, 2010

1976 Topps #367 - Bruce Miller

  • Bruce Miller played in parts of four seasons for the San Francisco Giants from 1973-1976. Miller was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1970. Bruce had been playing shortstop for Indiana University before he was drafted.

  • Bruce played for several minor league teams in the White Sox and Angels organizations before finally settling in with the San Francisco Giants organization. He put up good numbers for AAA Phoenix in 1973 and 1974 but couldn't stick with the big club.

  • Miller had his first shot in the majors at the end of the 1973 season. He batted .143 in 12 games for the Giants. He started the 1974 season with the Giants and was sent down to Phoenix at the end of April in spite of having a .292 batting average at the time. Bruce moved back and forth between San Francisco and Phoenix during the 1974 season. He ended up batting .278 in 73 games for the Giants in 1974.

  • Bruce was with San Francisco for the entire 1975 season. He batted .239 in 99 games while filling in at 3B, 2B, and SS. Miller was in Phoenix for most of the 1976 season. He played in only 12 games for San Francisco and batted .160 in 25 at bats. Miller retired after the 1976 season.

  • Liked to face: Doug Rau (.385 in 13 AB); Jerry Koosman (.308 in 13 AB)
  • Hated to face: Woodie Fryman (.000 in 7 AB); Steve Carlton (.133 in 15 AB)

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