With Andrew Miller officially calling it quits and retiring from baseball, one of the best relief pitchers of all time is ending his career in solid fashion.
The 16-year MLB veteran finishes his career with a lifetime 4.03 ERA, having pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals.
He also was a two-time All-Star, an ALCS MVP in 2016, and a recipient of the Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year Award.
One fan on Twitter points out how Miller finished his career in style, going from fighting day in and day out for the Players Association during the lockout to retiring, while also noting that he changed the way managers used relievers, with his prime being one of the most dominant stretches of his career.
Andrew Miller spent weeks fighting the owners in the CBA meetings, and then retired. That's a good dude right there. His skillset basically changed how managers use relievers, and his prime was some of the most dominant pitching baseball has ever seen
— Fuzzy (@fuzzyfromyt) March 24, 2022
Finishing In Style
Miller was always an important voice for the Players Association.
He also was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball history, at least during his prime.
But the fact that he waited to retire until the lockout was over says a lot about his character.
He always wanted what was best for the players and fought for that until the very end.
He did also change the way managers use their relievers, meaning that he was a guy who could fill multiple roles ranging from that of a lefty specialist, a middle reliever, or even a closer.
He’ll leave a lasting legacy behind with both his dominance as a reliever in his prime and a key voice on the executive board of the Players Association.
Miller was one of a kind and is somebody who certainly made his presence known.