Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1884 - Northwestern League, 31-42-1 and 8-5 - Roster follows game-by-game results
Manager: Ben Tuthill
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Th 5/1 at Quincy, rain The Northwestern League began in 1883 with eight teams—Toledo, Ohio; Saginaw, Grand Rapids, and Bay City, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Peoria, Springfield, and Quincy, Illinois.  The next year, several more teams, including three in Minnesota—Stillwater, St. Paul, and Minneapolis—joined to make it a 12-team league.  For the first time, Minnesota has teams in a fully professional league.  The Millers play at 17th Street South between Portland and Park avenues.
F 5/2 at Quincy L 3-8 0-1
Sa 5/3 at Quincy W 6-4 1-1
M 5/5 at Quincy, rain
Tu 5/6 at Milwaukee, rain
W 5/7 at Milwaukee L 1-2 1-2
Th 5/8 at Milwaukee L 3-4 1-3
F 5/9 at Milwaukee L 0-9 1-4
Sa 5/10 at Peoria W 6-2 2-4 Peoria's first loss of the season.
Su 5/11 at Peoria (ex.) L 8-9 Exhibition game.
M 5-12 at Peoria L 3-10 2-5
Tu 5/13 at Peoria W 10-7 3-5
Th 5/15 at Muskegon W 11-6 4-5
F 5/16 at Muskegon W 5-4 5-5
Sa 5/17 at Muskegon W 11-8 6-5
Tu 5/20 at Grand Rapids L 3-5 6-6
W 5/21 at Grand Rapids L 1-8 6-7
Th 5/22 at Grand Rapids L 3-4 6-8
Sa 5/24 at Bay City W 5-0 7-8
M 5/26 at Bay City L 2-4 7-9
Tu 5/27 at Bay City L 2-10 7-10
Th 5/29 at Saginaw L 7-11 7-11
F 5/30-1 at Saginaw L 6-8 7-12
F 5/30-2 at Saginaw L 1-11 7-13
Su 6/1 at Terre Haute (ex.) W 12-10 Exhibition game.
M 6/2 at Terre Haute W 4-2 8-13
Tu 6/3 at Terre Haute L 1-8 8-14
W 6/4 at Terre Haute L 7-10 8-15
Th 6/5 at Fort Wayne L 0-10 8-16
F 6/6 at Fort Wayne W 11-4 9-16
Sa 6/7 at Fort Wayne L 2-5 9-17
M 6/9 at Stillwater W 3-2 10-17 Bob Carruthers strikes out 14 and outduels Bud Fowler.  Fowler, whose real name was John Jackson, had become the first black player in organized baseball when he pitched  for an International Association club in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1878.
Tu 6/10 at Stillwater W 8-7 11-17
W 6/11 at Stillwater L 6-10 11-18
Th 6/12 Quincy, rain First scheduled home game, at 17th Street and Portland Avenue,  is rained out.
F 6/13 Quincy W 2-1 12-18 George Fisher hits two-run homer in fourth.
Sa 6/14 Quincy L 0-8 12-19
Su 6/15 at Stillwater (ex.) W 17-7 Exhibition game.
M 6/16 Quincy W 11-3 13-19
Tu 6/17 Milwaukee W 20-5 14-19
W 6/18 Milwaukee L 3-12 14-20
Th 6/19 Milwaukee, rain
Sa 6/21 at St. Paul, rain
Su 6/22 at Stillwater (ex.) T 2-2 (7) Exhibition game.
M 6/23 at St. Paul  L 0-4 14-21 Minneapolis native Elmer Foster shuts out the Millers on three hits.
Tu 6/24 at St. Paul W 13-3 15-21 St. Paul commits five errors.
W 6/25 Peoria L 3-8 15-22
Th 6/26 Peoria L 6-7 15-23
Sa 6/28 St. Paul W 8-4 16-23
Su 6/29 Stillwater (ex.) W 10-3 Exhibition game at White Bear Lake.
M 6/30 St. Paul, rain
Tu 7/1 Stillwater    L 1-2 (12) 16-24
W 7/2 Stillwater L 7-8 (13) 16-25
Th 7/3 at St. Paul L 5-6 16-26
F 7/4 a.m. Bay City W 3-1 17-26
F 7/4 p.m. Bay City L 1-10 (7) 17-27
Sa 7/5 Bay City L 4-5 (10) 17-28
Su 7/6 Stillwater (ex.) L 4-14 Exhibition game at White Bear Lake.
M 7/7 St. Paul W 5-3 18-28
Tu 7/8 Muskegon W 9-4 19-28
W 7/9 Muskegon L 3-4 19-29
Th 7/10 Muskegon L 4-8 19-30
Sa 7/12 Saginaw T 4-4 (15) 19-30-1
Su 7/13 St. Paul (ex.) L 0-6 Exhibition game at White Bear Lake.
M 7/14 Saginaw L 1-2 19-31
Tu 7/15 Saginaw W 4-3 20-31
W 7/16 Saginaw L 7-8 (11) 20-32 Millers score 2 in top of the 11th; Saginaw comes back with 3 in bottom of the inning.
Th 7/17 Terre Haute W 5-2 21-32
F 7/18 Terre Haute W 11-3 22-32
Sa 7/19 Terre Haute W 4-1 23-32
Su 7/20 at St. Paul (ex.) L 7-9 Exhibition game.
Bay City team will disband during the week.
M 7/21 Grand Rapids L 0-7 23-33
Tu 7/22 Grand Rapids L 5-9 23-34
W 7/23 Grand Rapids W 6-3 24-34
F 7/25 Fort Wayne W 6-1 25-34
Sa 7/26 Fort Wayne L 1-2 (12) 25-35
M 7/28 Fort Wayne L 4-6 25-36 Home dates of Bay City are transferred to Muskegon.  Evansville will be added  to the league, and their home dates will be determined by when teams are in the vicinity.
W 7/30 at Peoria W 9-7 26-36
Th 7/31 at Peoria W 11-8 27-36
Sa 8/2 at Quincy L 0-8 27-37
Su 8/3 at Quincy (ex.) W 7-6 Exhibition game.
M 8/4 at Quincy W 13-12 28-37 Millers score 3 in top of ninth to tie game.  Stillwater and Fort Wayne disband.
Tu 8/5 at Quincy L 3-5 28-38 Peoria and Terre Haute disband.  Saginaw will likely disband.
Th 8/7 at Milwaukee L 3-5 28-39
F 8/8 at Milwaukee L 4-7 28-40
Sa 8/9 at Muskegon W 7-2 29-40 Northwestern League releases a revised schedule that does not include Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
Tu 8/12 at Saginaw W 19-4 30-40
W  8/13 at Saginaw L 6-11 30-41
Th 8/14 at Saginaw W 9-0 forfeit 31-41
Sa 8/16 at Milwaukee L 2-5 31-42-1
Su 8/17 at Milwaukee (ex.) L 1-10 Exhibition game
Saginaw is dropped from the league and Winona added.  The league determined that the previous league games should not count and that a new schedule for four teams (St. Paul, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Winona) to play 24 games for the championship.  Evansville was dropped because of its remoteness to the other teams.  Milwaukee was offered the championship of the old league but declined it.  
M 8/18 at Milwaukee W 13-11 1-0
Tu 8/19 at St. Paul, pp. Grounds in bad condition; weather uncertain.
W 8/20 St. Paul W 8-0 2-0
Th 8/21 Winona W 9-0 forfeit 3-0 Minneapolis is awarded a forfeit when the Winona team doesn't arrive.
F 8/22 Winona W 5-2 4-0
Sa 8/23 Milwaukee L 8-9 (12) 4-1 Millers score 6 in top of ninth for 8-6 lead, but Milwaukee counters with 2 to tie.
M 8/25 Milwaukee L 2-16 4-2
Tu 8/26 Winona W 8-0 5-2
W 8/27 Milwaukee W 6-4 6-2
Th 8/28 at St. Paul L 3-7 6-3
F 8/29 at St. Paul W 7-6 7-3
Sa 8/30 St. Paul L 4-8 7-4
M 9/1 St. Paul W 5-2 8-4
Tu 9/2 at St. Paul L 6-8 8-5
Minneapolis disbands; salaries are long overdue.  The entire league disbands within the next week.
Roster
George Fisher, 2b-3b-c; W. A. Reid, rf-2b; Bob Caruthers, lf-p (15-16 in 35 games with 27 complete games as a pitcher); James Donnelly, c; F. C. Nichols, p-rf; O. R. Casey, cf-c; Harry Baker (or Buker), 3b; Charles Isaacson, 1b; Ed O’Neil, ss; Thomas Murray, ss-p; Al Miller, c; Tom Murphy, p-cf; Bart Grether, cf-p; Bob Parker, 2b; W. F. Yott, c; Mark Creegan, c; Walter Walker, 3b-p; George Mundinger, c; Wyman Andrus, 3b-cf-ss; Jim McCauley, c; Walt Kinzie, 3b-2b; McElwain, cf; Anderson, ss; McCormick, p; Pearson, p; McArthur (or MacArthur), p; James Devine, p.
Researchers Rich Arpi and Brent Peterson assisted with the factchecking for the 1884 season.