Ray Miller, Former Orioles Manager and Longtime Pitching Coach, Dies at 75


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Ray Miller, manager of the Baltimore Orioles for two seasons in 1998-1999 and longtime pitching coach in several tenures, has died at the age of 75, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Miller was born in Tacoma Park, MD and attended high school in Suitland. He became a professional baseball pitcher but never made it to the MLB. Instead, Miller got into coaching.

He made his way to become a coach for the Orioles in 1978 under manager Earl Weaver, tutoring notable pitchers Jim Palmer, Mike Boddicker, Mike Flanagan, Steve Stone and Scott McGregor. He was also part of the Orioles staff when they won the World Series in 1983.

Due to his success, Miller was hired as the manager of the Minnesota Twins in 1985 but was fired in his second year with them.

After spending 9 years as a coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Miller returned as pitching coach for the Orioles under Davey Johnson in 1997 during their AL East Division Championship season. He was promoted to manager after Johnson resigned following the conclusion of that season.

His record as Orioles manager was 157-167, and he was replaced by Mike Hargrove in late 1998.

Miller again returned to the Orioles in 2004 as pitching coach, but his time ended when he was forced to leave the team due to treatment of an aneurysm.

Miller was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2010.