Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dyar Miller

Dyar Miller 1975-77

I picked up this autograph in another SCN trade. That site continues to help me out in my quest for every O's autograph and I have probably been able to trade for about 75 autographs on the site. I've said it before and will say it again but the site's worth checking out if you enjoy trading.

Dyar was blocked from getting to the Majors by the Orioles solid starting pitching staff and so when he finally made his debut in 1975 it was as a reliever. In fact, in his 251 MLB pitching appearances, he made only one start after having been a starter for most of his minor league career. He pitched in 91 games for the O's over his 2.5 seasons with the team and went 10-9 with 16 saves, 57 games finished and a 3.26 ERA. The Orioles traded him to the California Angels for Dick Drago in the middle of the '77 season. All told, Dyar pitched for four teams over seven seasons in the Bigs.


zman40 said...

is his name pronounced like it is spelled?

Orioles Magic said...

I wasn't able to find out for sure but I'm pretty sure it is die-ar.