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Transaction occurred on 05/07/1962:
Cincinnati Reds (NL) to New York Mets (NL)
Bob Miller
  Cliff Cook
New York Mets (NL) to Cincinnati Reds (NL)
Don Zimmer

Transaction occurred on 11/30/1962:
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) to New York Mets (NL)
Tim Harkness
  Larry Burright
New York Mets (NL) to Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Bob Miller

On November 30, 1962 the New York Mets traded  standout pitcher Bob L MIller to the Los Angeles Dodgers for first baseman Tim Harkness and infielder Larry Burright

Upon Further Review

This is one of those trades which, when it happened, you wondered why??? And, looking back, you still wonder why!

Reviewing the baseball players

Bob L Miller, born in St. Louis. Bob Miller signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for a $20,000 bonus in 1957 , he spent all of that year and next in the minors. In 1959 and 1960 he worked mainly as a starter then fashioned a 1-3 record in 5 starts and 29 relief games. Bob Miller was drafted by the expansion New York Mets in 1962 and as one newspaper wrote, "Bob L. Miller was a calming force of the new expansion team." That season he started 21 games, struck out 91 batters in 143 innings and appeared in 33 games while going 1-12, 4.89 ERA. Then was dealt to the LA Dodgers. In 1964 he led the National League with 74 appearances for Los Angeles.

Used mainly as a reliever from 1964 on to 1973 in major league career which spanned 17-seasons, Bob L Miller had a 69-81 W/L record, posted an outstanding 3.37 lifetime ERA in 694 games, 99 starts, 7 completed, yielded 1487 hits in 1551 1/3 innings, 608 walks and 895 strike outs... after retiring from active play he became a major league pitching coach and later worked in the front office for San Francisco.

Tim Harkness, born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. A first baseman, Tim Harkness played four years in the US major leagues. His most productive years were 1962 with the Dodgers, hitting .258 in 92 games, and 1963 .211 in 123 games.

The New York Mets acquired Larry Burright in this deal because they needed a young baseball player who could play ss/2b/3b and play good solid defense. As a rookie in 1962 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Larry Burright batted .205 in 115 games mainly as a second baseman. For the Mets after this trade in played 44 games spanning the next two years, then was sent to the minors. Larry Burright was born in Roseville, Illinois. 

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Transaction occurred on 11/28/1967:
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) to Minnesota Twins (AL)
Johnny Roseboro
  Ron Perranoski
  Bob Miller
Minnesota Twins (AL) to Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Mudcat Grant
  Zoilo Versalles

Transaction occurred on 12/10/1969:
Cleveland Indians (AL) to Minnesota Twins (AL)
Luis Tiant
  Stan Williams
Minnesota Twins (AL) to Cleveland Indians (AL)
Dean Chance
  Bob Miller
  Ted Uhlaender
  Graig Nettles

Transaction occurred on 06/15/1970:
Chicago White Sox (AL) to Cleveland Indians (AL)
Buddy Bradford
  Tommie Sisk
Cleveland Indians (AL) to Chicago White Sox (AL)
Barry Moore
  Bob Miller

In mid-season of 1970, on June 15, 1970, the Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Buddy Bradford and long time major league pitcher Tommie Sisk to the Cleveland Indians for starting pitcher Barry Moore and standout reliever Bob Miller

Reviewing the baseball players  

Charles Buddy Bradford was born in Mobile, Alabama on July 25, 1944.  Buddy Bradford was a star high school athlete and joined professional baseball with Clinton of the Midwest League in 1962. He worked his way up the minor league ladder with stops at Sarasota, Fla-St League, Tidewater, Indianapolis, Lynchburg, Evansville and debuted into the majors in 1966 with the Chicago White Sox, hitting .143 in 14 games... then .100 in 24 games in 1967. An energetic player who loved to play baseball, Buddy Bradfordwas inserted into a starting outfield role in 1968 and hit .217 with 11 doubles and 5 homers in 103 games. After hitting .256 in 93 games with the ChiSox he was traded in this deal to Cleveland. Buddy Bradford played 11 seasons in the majors with 4 different teams.

Bob L Miller was born in St Louis on 2.18.1939. Right-handed pitcher Bob Miller was a bonus baby and inked a $20,000 contract with the St Louis Cardinals back in 1957.  He had a fine career until pitching one year with the expansion New York Mets in 1962 when he compiled a 1-12 w/l record. He was mercifully traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 1962 and rang up a 10-8 record with a 2.89 ERA in 23 starts and 19 relief appearances. In 1964 Bob Miller was shifted into the bullpen and became one of the premeir relievers in this time-frame. In 1964 he led the National League with 74 appearances for Los Angeles. Bob MIller helped the LA Dodgers win back-to-back 1965 and 1966 NL pennants and the 1965 World Series. In 4.1 in nings spanning 3 World Series games he yielded no runs. On November of 1967 Bob Miller was traded along with Ron Perranoski and John Roseboro to the Twins. Almost two years later Bob Miller started and lost Game 3 of the 1969 American League Championship Series. Minnesota dealt him to Cleveland that December, and the following June the Indians sent him to the White Sox. Bob Miller later pitched until the end of 1974.

Tommie Sisk was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on April 12, 1942 Pitcher Tommie Sisk had a long and very fine, 9-year major league career, with Pittsburgh Pirates 1962-1968, San Diego Padres 1969, White Sox 1969. A fastball pitcher, he worked mainly as a reliever during his first three seasons, then in 1965 was inserted into the PIrates starting rotation, and compiled a 10-5 record with a 4.14 ERA in 23 starts, plus 11 relief games. After this trade to Cleveland he was assigned to the minors with Wuchita and did not return to the majors. 

Barry Moore was born in Statesville, North Carolina on April 3, 1943. Right-hander Barry Moore had the misfortune of pitching for second division teams all through his 6 major league seasons, 1965-1970. In his first full season with the Washington Senators, he posted a 3-3 win/loss record with a very fine 3.75 earned run average per 9 innings. That year he completed 1 of 11 starts and appeared in one game as a reliever, allowed just 55 hits in 62.1 innings.   

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Dodgers Win Back-to-Back Pennants 1965-1966
The mid-1960s was one of the most prosperous ever for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They won three National League pennants in four years, 1963, 1965, 1966 and two World Championships - 1963 and 1965. The Dodgers were picked to finish third in the NL in 1966 despite the fact that they won the World Series in '65. Then, the Dodgers edged out San Francisco by only a game and a half to win another pennant - 1966.

Pitching legend Sandy Koufax, one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, captured the attention of baseball fans throughout the country by winning a major league high 27 games and seemed to be a 'one man gang' in leading the Dodgers to the pennant in 1966. And, he captured his fifth straight National League ERA Crown in '66 with a brilliant 1.73 ERA (1962-1966).

Reliever Bob L Miller chalked up 4 consecutive seasons of earned run averages per 9 innings of under 3.00 runs per games, From 1963 thru 1966 Bob Miller compiled ERA of 2.89, 2.62, 2,97 and 2.77. In 1964 he had a 7-7 record with 9 saves and led the National League with 74 games.  


1966 Los Angeles Dodgers:

Pitching Summary:

Sandy Koufax 27-9, 1.73 ERA in 41 Games... Claude Osteen 17-14, 2.85 ERA in 39G... Phil Regan 14-1, 1.62 ERA in 65G... Don Sutton 12-12, 2.99 ERA in 37G... Don Drysdale 13-16, 3.42 ERA in 40G...

Ron Perranoski 6-7, 3.18 ERA in 55G... Joe Moeller 2-4, 2.52 ERA in 29G... Jim Brewer 0-2, 3.68 ERA in 13G... Bob Miller 4-2, 2.77 ERA in 46G... Nick Willhite 0-0, 2.08 ERA in 6G... Johnny Podres 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1G... Howie Reed 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1G... Bill Singer 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 3G...


Transaction occurred on 09/01/1970:
Chicago White Sox (AL) to Chicago Cubs (NL) : (Purchase Transaction)
Bob Miller

Transaction occurred on 08/10/1971:
Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) to San Diego Padres (NL)
Johnny Jeter
  Ed Acosta
San Diego Padres (NL) to Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
Bob Miller

Transaction occurred on 09/23/1973:
Detroit Tigers (AL) to New York Mets (NL) : (Purchase Transaction)
Bob Miller

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