On July 24, 1962 — With the score tied 4-4, Cookie Lavagetto, filling in for manager Casey Stengel, who is attending his brother’s funeral, brings in Bob G. Miller, not to be confused with Bob L. Miller, also on the team, to face Braves backstop Del Crandall to start the bottom of the 12th inning. The first and only ball the 27 year-old southpaw reliever, convinced by the struggling team to come out of retirement because he needed only 18 more days of major league service to qualify for the players’ pension plan, throws is hit over the left-field wall at County Stadium, resulting in one pitch, one hit, one run, and one loss.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference July 24
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