Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1886 - Northwestern League, 35-42, 6th place (last place) - Standings and roster follow game-by-game results
Manager: Eddie Whitcomb
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
W 5/12 Duluth W 7-6 1-0 The Millers play at the South Minneapolis Grounds.
Th 5/13 Duluth L 14-25 1-1 19 walks and 18 errors in the game.
Su 5/16 at Duluth L 4-14 1-2 Millers make 11 errors.
Tu 5/18 at Duluth L 7-19 1-3
W 5/19 St. Paul  L 3-20 1-4
Th 5/20 at St. Paul L 9-16 1-5
Sa 5/22 St. Paul  W 18-14 2-5
Su 5/23 at St. Paul L 4-9 2-6 Games are at the Seventh Street Park, apparently the same ball park St. Paul used in 1884.
Tu 5/25 Oshkosh W 12-11 3-6 Millers score 3 in the last of the ninth.  Morrison hits his second homer of the game, a two-run homer over the fence in left, with two out in the 9th to give Minneapolis a 12-11 win.
W 5/26 Eau Claire L 6-7 3-7
Th 5/27 Eau Claire W 18-11 4-7
F 5/28 Milwaukee L 8-11 4-8
Sa 5/29 Eau Claire W 8-4 5-8
Su 5/30 Milwaukee W 8-7 6-8
M 5/31 Milwaukee (ex.) W 9-8 Exhibition game.
Th 6/3 at St. Paul (ex.) W 12-5 Exhibition game.
Sa 6/5 at Oshkosh L 4-10 6-9 Millers tied for sixth (last) place with St. Paul at 6-9.  Duluth first at 13-2.
M 6/7 at Oshkosh L 4-6 6-10
W 6/9 at Eau Claire L 9-11 6-11
Th 6/10 at Eau Claire W 6-0 7-11
Sa 6/12 at Milwaukee L 3-8 7-12
Su 6/13 at Milwaukee L 3-4 7-13
W 6/16 St. Paul (ex.) L 1-2 (7, rain) Exhibition game.  Minneapolis tied the game in the top of the eighth, but the run was wiped out, and the score reverted to the seventh because of rain.
Sa 6/19 at St. Paul L 3-7 7-14
Su 6/20 St. Paul W 5-1 8-14
M 6/21 at Duluth, rain
W 6/23 Duluth L 2-7 8-15
F 5/25 at St. Paul L 5-6 8-16
Sa 6/26 at St. Paul L 2-4 8-17
Su 6/27 at Duluth L 1-15 8-18
M 6/28 at Duluth L 5-8 8-19
Su 7/4 Duluth W 3-2 9-19
M 7/5 a.m. Eau Claire L 8-9 9-20 Eau Claire and Duluth also played in St. Paul - Duluth in the morning and Eau Claire in the afternoon.
M 7/5 p.m. Duluth W 9-4 10-20
Tu 7/7 Duluth L 5-6 10-21
F 7/9 at St. Paul (ex.) L 0-8 Exhibition game.
Sa 7/10 Oshkosh W 5-3 11-21
Su 7/11 Milwaukee L 4-11 11-22
Tu 7/13 Eau Claire L 10-11 11-23 Bill Sowders strikes out 14, but Eau Claire scores 4 in the last of the 9th.
W 7/14 Milwaukee L 6-8 11-24
Th 7/15 Eau Claire L 4-19 11-25
Fr 7/16 Oshkosh L 1-6 11-26
Su 7/18 at Milwaukee W 7-2 12-26
M 7/19 at Milwaukee W 6-3 13-26 Rumors reported that Milwaukee may move to West St. Paul.
W 7/21 at Oshkosh W 7-4 14-26
Th 7/22 at Oshkosh L 5-7 14-27
F 7/23 at Eau Claire W 9-5 15-27
Sa 7/24 at Eau Claire L 11-16 15-28
W 7/28 Duluth W 13-5 16-28
F 7/30 Duluth L 6-9 16-29
Sa 7/31 at St. Paul L 3-7 16-30
Su 8/1 St. Paul W 5-1 (6) 17-30 Stopped by police and manager Whitcomb arrested for playing on Sunday.  St. Paul and Minneapolis Pioneer Press: "The Sunday game at Minneapolis between the home team and the St. Pauls was stopped at the close of the sixth inning by the police at the insistence of Mayor Ames, and Manager Whitcomb was placed under arrest under the new ordinance.  The game then stood 5 to 1 in favor of Minneapolis.  The crowd was the largest of the season, over three thousand people being present, including many of the leading citizens of either city."
Tu 8/3 at St. Paul W 4-1 18-30
W 8/4 at St. Paul L 1-7 18-31
Tu 8/10 at Duluth L 4-17 18-32
W 8/11 at Duluth W 11-9 19-32
Sa 8/14 Eau Claire W 13-10 20-32
Su 8/15 Milwaukee L 6-9 20-33
W 8/18 Oshkosh W 7-2 21-33
Th 8/19 Milwaukee L 5-6 21-34
F 8/20 Oshkosh W 6-1 22-34
M 8/23 at Oshkosh W 5-4 (11) 23-34
W 8/25 at Eau Claire L 3-4 23-35
Th 8/26 at Eau Claire L 0-11 23-36 Will Murphy of Eau Claire pitches no-hitter.
Sa 8/28 at Milwaukee, rain
Su 8/29 at Milwaukee W 2-1 24-36 Bill Sowders beats One-Arm Daily.
Sa 9/4 Oshkosh W 4-3 25-36
Su 9/5 Milwaukee W 7-3 26-36
M 9/6 Eau Claire, rain
Tu 9/7 Eau Claire, rain
W 9/8 Oshkosh W 6-1 27-36
Th 9/9 Milwaukee, rain
F 9/10 at Eau Claire L 1-4 27-37
Sa 9/11 at Eau Claire W 13-10 28-37
Su 9/12 Eau Claire L 2-9 28-38
M 9/13 Eau Claire W 6-2 29-38
F 9/17 at Oshkosh W 11-1 30-38
M 9/20 a.m. at Oshkosh W 4-3 31-38
M 9/20 p.m. at Oshkosh L 5-15 31-39
Tu 9/21 at Milwaukee, ppd. Wet grounds, threatening weather.
W 9/22 at Milwaukee W 3-2 (5, rain) 32-39
Th 9/23 at Milwaukee (ex.) L 1-2 Exhibition game.
Sa 9/25 at St. Paul W 6-4 33-39
Su 9/26 St. Paul W 4-3 34-39
M 9/27 St. Paul L 2-14 34-40
Tu 9/28 at St. Paul W 6-5 35-40
W 9/29 at Duluth L 8-9 35-41
Th 9/30 at Duluth L 4-9 (7, cold) 35-42
F 10/1 at Milwaukee Minneapolis doesn't show up for a makeup of a postponed game, and a forfeit is awarded to Milwaukee, although this isn't reflected in the final record.
Sa 10/2 Macalester College W 18-1 Exhibition game at South Minneapolis ball grounds.
W L
Duluth 45 33 2 postponed and not made up
Eau Claire 43 36 1 not made up
Oshkosh 39 39 2 not made up
St. Paul 37 43 0 not made up
Milwaukee 35 41 4 not made up
Minneapolis 35 42 3 not made up
Roster
Will Foley, 2b-3b; Tom Murphy, cf-lf; Eddie Whitcomb, ss-p; Jack Crooks, rf-ss-lf-2b-p-3b; Kelly, lf-1b; Tim O’Rourke, c-rf-cf-lf; Joe Cantillon, 1b-2b-p-cf-rf; O’Donnell, 3b-p; Feeley, rf; O’Day, lf-1b-cf; Wilber, rf-cf-p; Prescott, c; Bennett, rf; Taylor Shafer, 2b-c; Morrison, rf-ss-lf-3b; Driscoll, cf-2b-ss; Stacy, rf-c; Webber, lf-c-1b-cf-rf; Sheehan, cf; George Rhue, 1b; Corlin, 2b-ss; Bill Traffley, c-rf-ss; Buckley, ss-rf-2b-1b-p; Van Sickles, rf-ss; Charles Faatz, c-rf; Monahan, ss; Dougherty, ss; Pickett, 3b; Bates, p-cf; Horan, p-cf-lf-rf; Wagner, p-cf; Bill Sowders, p-cf-rf-ss; Egan, p; Flannigan, p-rf-lf; Joe Yingling, p-of; Ryan, p. (Dougherty played only in a September 22 game in Milwaukee that was stopped by rain in the fifth inning; although the game was called before it became a regulation game, the teams agreed to count it as a win for Minneapolis, which was leading 3-2 at the time it was called. All records from the game, including Dougherty’s appearance with Minneapolis, are official.)