The former manager of the Orioles and before that a successful pitching coach, Ray Miller’s obituary did not release his cause of death after he passed away this week at the age of 75.
His family confirmed the heartbreaking death news in a statement they shared with the Baltimore Sun.
In 1978, Miller entered the O’s organization as pitching coach under managers Earl Weaver and Joe Altobelli, mentoring the starting rotation that starred an important role in the team taking the 1983 World Series.
He was born in Takoma Park, Maryland in 1945, and became an all-state baseball player in the area before inking with the San Francisco Giants in 1964.
Miller never made it higher than Triple-A during 10 seasons in the minor leagues, although, as a member of the Orioles organization, he had his best season when he went 7-5 with a 3.21 ERA across 47 plays for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings in 1972.
Ray Miller’s Obituary Contains his Honors
His coaching career started with the Red Wings, where he worked as the team’s pitching instructor from 1974-77 before entering the Texas Rangers staff at the season’s end. In January of 1978, the Orioles pitching coach position opened and the Rangers freed him from his deal to allow him to come back to Baltimore.
Mike Flanagan and Steve Stone, got back-to-back Cy Young awards in 1979 and 1980 respectively while the team won the American League pennant in 1979 before going on to win the World Series in 1983.
Miller was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2010.
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