Trever Miller

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Trever Douglas Miller

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Biographical Information[edit]

Trever Miller was signed as a supplemental 1st round pick in the 1991 amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Miller holds the record for most appearances in a season without receiving a decision (win or loss) at 76, which he accomplished in 2007 with the Houston Astros. The previous record was only 48, by Scott Aldred in 1998. In 2011, pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, he tied a very similar record when he made five consecutive appearances without retiring a batter, from April 17-28; Joey Eischen had previously done so in 2005 and no one else has done so before or since. In both cases, the record came from the fact his usage pattern was that of the prototypical LOOGY and that managers would quickly yank him out of a game as soon as a righthanded batter came up.

The record-setting 2007 season formed part of a record streak of 121 games without a win or loss over multiple seasons: the previous record was 116 games by Bobby Seay between 2001 and 2007 (including a lot of time out of the major leagues). Overall, Miller pitched 694 games in the majors with only 5 starts - all in his first two seasons, and a record of 18-17 with 11 saves. His ratio of innings per appearance is among the lowest ever, with just 523 1/3 innings. Most of his work came from age 30 onward, when he led the American League in games pitched with 79 for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003, after not having appeared in the majors since 2000. That's when he found a niche as a left-handed specialist, and never pitched on average more than one inning per appearance in his final nine seasons, retiring at age 38.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Games Pitched Leader (2003)

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