Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1888 - Western Association, 27-54-1, 8th place - Notes and roster follow game-by-game results
Manager: W. E. Gooding
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Sa 4/28 at Omaha, rain
Su 4/29 at Omaha, rain
M 4/30 at Omaha L 0-2 0-1
Tu 5/1 at Omaha L 3-16 0-2
W 5/2 at Des Moines L 0-10 0-3
Th 5/3 at Des Moines, rain
F 5/4 at Des Moines L 0-4 0-4
Su 5/6 at St. Louis Whites L 2-6 0-5
M 5/7 at St. Louis W 15-8 1-5
Tu 5/8 at St. Louis W 6-5 2-5
W 5/9 at Kansas City Cowboys/Blues L 2-8 2-6
Th 5/10 at Kansas City L 2-4 2-7
F 5/11 at Kansas City L 2-7 2-8
Su 5/13 Milwaukee L 3-8 2-9 A-3,000 at home opener at South Minneapolis Baseball Grounds.
M 5/14 Milwaukee L 6-8 2-10
Tu 5/15 Milwaukee W 12-5 3-10
Th 5/17 Chicago Maroons L 0-5 3-11
F 5/18 Chicago, rain
Sa 5/19 Chicago W 4-0 4-11
Su 5/20 Chicago W 10-1 5-11
M 5/21 Chicago, rain
Tu 5/22 St. Paul L 6-7 5-12 Moved from St. Paul because the St. Paul grounds, which were underwater a week before, are still muddy.
W 5/23 St. Paul, rain
Th 5/24 at St. Paul T 4-4 (15) 5-12-1 Called because of darkness.
F 5/25 St. Paul W 12-5 6-12
Sa 5/26 at St. Paul L 4-13 (8) 6-13 Called because of wet grounds.
Su 5/27 St. Paul W 9-7 7-13 Orry Patton steals four bases, including second, third, and home in the seventh.  St. Paul arrived late, thinking the game was rained out.  The game was forfeit to Minneapolis.  However, manager Gooding gave in and waived the forfeit, in part because a large crowd was on hand.  The game began at 4:35 and took 1:50.
M 5/28 St. Paul L 4-10 7-14 Make up of May 23 rainout.
Tu 5/29 at Milwaukee L 1-7 7-15
W 5/30 a.m. at Milwaukee W 2-1 8-15
W 5/30 p.m. at Milwaukee L 2-11 8-16
Th 5/31 at Chicago L 8-9 8-17
F 6/1 at Chicago, rain
Sa 6/2 at Chicago W 4-1 9-17
Su 6/3 at Chicago L 1-9 9-18
M 6/4 at Chicago L 2-8 9-19
Tu 6/5 Des Moines Prohibitionists W 15-1 10-19
W 6/6 Des Moines L 3-13 10-20
Th 6/7 Des Moines L 9-10 10-21 Millers score 3 in top of 9th for 9-8 lead; Des Moines scores 2 in last of 9th.
Sa 6/9 St. Louis W 5-2 (5, rain) 11-21 Millers break 2-2 tie with 3 in 5th by "aid of errors and a slippery ball."
Su 6/10 St. Louis W 5-0 12-21 Injunction filed over Sunday baseball, but the game was played.
M 6/11 at St. Paul L 6-11 12-22 Replay of May 24 tie game.
Tu 6/12 St. Louis W 11-8 13-22
W 6/13 Kansas City Cowboys L 3-7 13-23
Th 6/14 Kansas City L 6-7 13-24
F 6/15 Kansas City W 3-2 14-24
Sa 6/16 Omaha W 7-2 15-24
Su 6/17 Omaha W 12-3 16-24
Tu 6/19 Omaha Because of a nearby circus, the game was scheduled for 4 p.m., so circus-goers could then attend the game; however, for some reason, the game wasn't played.
Th 6/19 at St. Paul L 7-12 16-25
F 6/22 St. Paul (ex.) W 9-2 Exhibition game.
Sa 6/23 at St. Paul L 2-6 16-26
Su 6/24 at St. Paul at Athletic Park in West St. Paul L 4-10 16-27
St. Louis resigns from the league, and Davenport has bought most of the team's players.  Sioux City and Denver have also applied for the vacancy in the league.  Some of the games St. Louis played, including two wins against them by Minneapolis, have been dropped, causing an adjustment in teams' records.  As a result, the Millers' record is now 14-27.
Tu 6/26 St. Paul W 10-3 15-27
W 6/27 St. Paul, rain
Th 6/28 St. Paul L 4-5 15-28 Sioux City is chosen to replace St. Louis.
F 6/29 St. Paul L 6-7 (11) 15-29 St. Paul scores 2 in the last of the 11th.
Sa 6/30 Chicago L 7-14 15-30
Su 7/1 Chicago, postponed Game is postponed because of an injunction against Sunday baseball in Minneapolis.
M 7/2 Chicago L 2-6 15-31 Make up of Sunday's game postponed because of the injunction.
W 7/4 a.m. Milwaukee W 8-2 16-31
W 7/4 p.m. Milwaukee W 9-3 17-31 Sioux City begins play by losing two games to Des Moines.
F 7/6 Milwaukee L 1-4 17-32
Sa 7/7 Kansas City W 7-3 (10) 18-32
Su 7/8 Kansas City at White Bear Lake L 2-10 18-33 A-2,500 with 1,000 taking a train to Cottage Park in White Bear Lake and then a connection with the steamer Dispatch.
Tu 7/10 Kansas City L 4-14 18-34
Th 7/12 Des Moines W 5-4 19-34 Report in Minneapolis Tribune that the Millers will have to disband Monday.
Sa 7/14 Des Moines W 9-8 20-34
Su 7/15 Des Moines at White Bear Lake L 7-11 20-35
Tu 7/17 Milwaukee L 5-6 20-36
W 7/18 Milwaukee W 7-5 21-36 Patsy Tebeau hits two home runs, both over the right-field fence.
Th 7/19 Milwaukee W 7-4 22-36
F 7/20 Chicago L 2-5 22-37
Sa 7/21 Chicago L 0-2 22-38
Tu 7/24 at Des Moines W 6-3 23-38 Gooding has received an offer from Davenport for the franchise.
W 7/25 at Des Moines, ppd. Wet grounds.
Th 7/26 at Des Moines L 1-2 24-38
F 7/27 at Des Moines W 4-3 25-38
Sa 7/28 at Omaha L 5-9 25-39
Su 7/29 at Omaha L 0-2 25-40
M 7/30 at Omaha W 18-0 26-40
Tu 7/31 at Omaha L 2-5 26-41
W 8/1 at Sioux City L 7-10 26-42
Th 8/2 at Sioux City Stopped by rain in the fifth inning.
F 8/3 at Sioux City L 2-4 26-43
Sa 8/4 at Kansas City, ppd. No game since the Millers reportedly have been sold.  Minneapolis may get Sam Morton's Chicago team.
Su 8/5 at Kansas City L 4-5 26-44
M 8/6 at Kansas City L 2-5 26-45
W 8/8 at Milwaukee L 2-5 26-46 August 8 Minneapolis Tribune reports that Davenport won't buy the Millers.
Th 8/9 at Milwaukee L 3-4 (11) 26-47
F 8/10 at Milwaukee W 7-6 27-47
Sa 8/11 Omaha in Davenport L 0-9, forfeit 27-48 The game was moved from Minneapolis so that people, including potential new owners, could see the team in Davenport.  Manager Gooding thought the field was unfit (it had rained earlier) and refused to play.  Umpire Lucas declared the game for Omaha 9-0.
Su 8/12 Omaha in Davenport L 2-3 27-49 Minneapolis and Omaha leave for Minneapolis after the game.  Bad weather and low attendance caused the abandonment of Davenport.
Tu 8/14 Omaha L 0-2 27-50
W 8/15 Kansas City L 1-7 27-51 Minneapolis uses players from the Lyndale amateur local team after the Minneapolis players request their release because Gooding is unable to pay their salaries.
Th 8/16  Kansas City Kansas City captain Manning wanted his guarantee for the Wednesday game and for the scheduled Thursday game.  Gooding couldn't pay it, and the game wasn't played.
F 8/17 Kansas City L 6-7 27-52 Many of the Millers regular players are back as Gooding organized the team on a co-operative plan, with the players to share in the gate receipts.
Sa 8/18 Des Moines L 3-5 27-53
M 8/21 Des Moines L 0-9, forfeit 27-54-1 Minneapolis team doesn't appear, and Des Moines is awarded forfeit.  Minneapolis disbands.  It is expected that an adjustment of Minneapolis's games will be made as was done after St. Louis folded.  The franchise is sold to Davenport, and the new Davenport team, with mostly new players, played its first game August 25.
Roster
Bill Hawes, 1b; Owen “Orry” Patton, rf-3b; Robinson, 3b; McCullom (or McCallum), cf-rf; Tim Brosnan, ss; Jevne, lf; John Shaw, ss; Frank Graves, c; Bill Kreig, c-ss-1b; Joe Walsh, ss; John Weihe, cf-3b; Lynch, rf; Pete Gallagher (or Gallagan), 3b; Cal Broughton, c-1b; Patsy Tebeau, 3b; Dave Rowe, rf; Shaeffer, 2b; Rudy Kemmler, c; Tod Brynan, 1b-p; Charlie Parsons, p; Gus Klopf, p-1b-rf; George Winkelman, p; Rehse, p; Nicholson, p; Hallstrom, p; March, p; Small, p-rf; Varney Anderson, p; John Sowders, p. In addition, the following players played in an August 15 game against Kansas City: Hurn, 2b; Nash, 1b; Bob Allen, ss; Rehse, p; Herkimer, 3b; Watson, c; McCrum, lf, Schoonover, cf; March, rf. These players were recruited from the local Lyndale amateur team and were not paid for the game. The regular players refused to play in the game unless they received their salaries. The August 15 game included Rehse and March, who had played for Minneapolis earlier in the season.