The Braves purchase Stu Miller from the Orioles on April 1, 1968. I’m guessing Stu didn’t see it as an April fool’s joke but then again ….
The 40 year-old right-hander will throw only 1.3 innings in two appearances for Atlanta before retiring from baseball.
Before that Stu had a fairly good 16 year career. It seemed his later years plagued him.
On April 30, 1967, Steve Barber and Miller combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Orioles against the Detroit Tigers, but would lose 2–1 because of a wild pitch and an error allowing two runs to score in the ninth inning.
On May 14, 1967, he gave up Mickey Mantle’s 500th career home run.