Stu Miller, longtime pitcher, dies at 87

Baseball Stu Miller, who was a member of the 1966 World Series championship Orioles team, has died at 87 after a short illness.The Orioles announced his death Monday. MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2015Miller was with Baltimore as a relief pitcher for five seasons, during which he posted a 38-36 mark with 100 saves and a 2.37 ERA, leading the majors with 27 saves in 1963. He got a ring in 1966 but did not appear in the World Series that year as the O's swept the Dodgers in four games. Miller also gained noteriety

for giving up Mickey Mantle's 500th home run on May 14, 1967, at Yankee Stadium, and for supposedly being blown off the mound by a gust of wind during the 1961 All-Star Game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Miller, in a 2011 interview with the Mercury News, denied being blown off balance, saying instead that his shoulder moved while he was in the set position.Miller was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1989. He also pitched for the Cardinals, Phillies, Giants and Braves in a career that spanned from 1952-68.