Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1894 - Western League, 63-62-3, 4th place - Standings, notes, and statistics follow game-by-game results
Manager: John Barnes
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
W 4/25 at Sioux City L 4-11 0-1
Th 4/26 at Sioux City L 10-12 0-2
F 4/27 at Sioux City T 9-9 0-2-1 Game is tied 9-9 after 9.Sioux City scores 1 in the top of the 10th, but the Millers train arrives, the game is called, and the score reverts back to the end of the 9th inning.
Sa 4/28 at Kansas City L 10-13 0-3 Millers score all 10 of their runs in the 3rd inning off Joe McGinnity.
Su 4/29 at Kansas City L 5-8 0-4
M 4/30 at Kansas City L 9-14 0-5
W 5/2 Milwaukee L 5-6 0-6
Th 5/3 Milwaukee L 5-14 0-7
F 5/4 Milwaukee T 9-9 (6-1/2) 0-7-2 Game called by rain in the seventh inning.
Sa 5/5 at Milwaukee W 5-4 1-7 Miller tie game with run in bottom of 9th, win in bottom of 10th.
Su 5/6 at Milwaukee W 8-7 2-7
M 5/7 at Milwaukee W 7-4 3-7 HR-Perry Werden.
Tu 5/8 Sioux City L 11-13 3-8
W 5/9 Sioux City, rain
Th 5/10 Sioux City W 15-7 4-8 HR-Werden.
F 5/11 Sioux City W 14-5 5-8 HR-Werden 2.
Sa 5/12 Kansas City W 9-7 6-8
Su 5/13 Kansas City* W 20-6 7-8 *at White Bear Lake.Werden homers as Millers hammer McGinnity.
Tu 5/15 Kansas City, rain
Th 5/17 Indianapolis, cold
F 5/18 Indianapolis W 12-4 8-8
Sa 5/19 Indianapolis W 19-3 9-8
Su 5/20 Indianapolis* W 6-3 10-8 *at White Bear Lake.HR-Werden.
M 5/21 Detroit W 8-7 11-8
Tu 5/22 Detroit W 12-5 12-8 HR-Werden.
W 5/23 Detroit W 17-7 13-8 HR-Werden.
Th 5/24 Toledo White Stockings, postponed
F 5/25 Toledo L 12-14 13-9
Su 5/27 Toledo* W 12-6 (6) 14-9 *at White Bear Lake.
M 5/28 Toledo W 22-16 15-9 HR-Werden 3.
W 5/30-1 Grand Rapids Rustlers W 16-12 16-9 HR-Werden 2.
W 5/30-2 Grand Rapids W 8-6 (8) Umpire Bennett called the game after 8 innings, according to the Minneapolis Tribune, "under the constitution, which says that a team shall have an hour to catch a train any time the captain of either team demands it."However, it was later shown that the Millers could have taken a later train.In early August this game, along with a Millers game on July 9, were thrown out at a meeting of the league directors at the West Hotel in Minneapolis.
F 6/1 at Grand Rapids L 10-11 16-10
Sa 6/2 at Grand Rapids L 7-9 16-11
Su 6/3 at Grand Rapids W 13-8 17-11
Tu 6/5 at Indianapolis W 7-6 18-11
W 6/6 at Indianapolis L 6-12 18-12
Th 6/7 at Indianapolis W 8-7 19-12
F 6/8 at Toledo L 8-15 19-13
Sa 6/9 at Toledo L 4-21 19-14
Su 6/10 at Toledo L 8-19 19-15
Tu 6/12 at Detroit W 11-3 20-15
W 6/13 at Detroit W 20-3 21-15
Th 6/14 at Detroit L 11-14 21-16
Sa 6/16 at Sioux City L 6-18 21-17
Su 6/17-1 at Sioux City L 7-14 21-18
Su 6/17-2 at Sioux City L 7-8 21-19
M 6/18 at Sioux City L 7-16 21-20
Tu 6/19 at Kansas City W 12-10 22-20
W 6/20 at Kansas City W 21-6 23-20
Th 6/21 at Kansas City W 15-4 24-20 HR-Werden 2.
Sa 6/23 Milwaukee W 18-12 25-20 HR-Werden 2.
Su 6/24 Milwaukee W 11-9 26-20
M 6/25 Milwaukee L 3-8 26-21
Tu 6/26 Kansas City W 19-14 27-21
W 6/27 Kansas City W 22-8 28-21 HR-Werden.
Th 6/28 Kansas City W 26-15 29-21 HR-Werden.
F 6/29 Kansas City W 16-4 30-21 HR-Werden 2.
Sa 6/30 Sioux City W 12-9 31-21 HR-Werden.
Su 7/1 Sioux City* L 14-15 31-22 *at White Bear Lake.HR-Werden.
M 7/2 Sioux City L 6-19 (6) 31-23
W 7/4 a.m. Indianapolis W 6-5 32-23
W 7/4 p.m. Indianapolis L 2-14 32-24
Th 7/5 Indianapolis L 6-7 (10) 32-25
F 7/6 Indianapolis T 11-11 (9) 32-25-3
Sa 7/7 at Grand Rapids L 2-19 32-26
Su 7/8 at Grand Rapids L 15-22 32-27
M 7/9 at Grand Rapids (ex.) L 11-12 The July 10 Minneapolis Journal reported, "Mgr. Barnes telegraph's that yesterday's game was an exhibition game and that the regular game will occur this afternoon."This game was confirmed as not counting in the standings, along with the second game of the May 30 doubleheader, at the league directors meeting in August.
Tu 7/10 at Grand Rapids L 19-21 32-28
W 7/11 at Detroit W 6-1 33-28
Th 7/12 at Detroit L 4-11 33-29
F 7/13 at Detroit L 2-4 33-30
Sa 7/14 at Toledo L 9-13 33-31
Su 7/15 at Toledo W 9-6 34-31
M 7/16 at Toledo W 9-7 35-31
Th 7/19 at Milwaukee W 14-10 36-31
Sa 7/21 at Milwaukee W 13-7 37-31
Su 7/22 at Milwaukee L 9-16 37-32 John Luby goes the distance and gives up 22 hits against his former team.The Millers had a 7-6 lead into the 8th inning, but Luby gave up 6 runs in the 8th and 2 in the 9th.
Tu 7/24 Detroit W 14-10 38-32
W 7/25 Detroit W 21-6 39-32
Th 7/26 Detroit L 15-25 39-33
F 7/27 Toledo L 9-25 39-34
Sa 7/28 Toledo W 13-4 40-34
Su 7/29 Toledo* W 9-0, forfeit 41-34 *at White Bear Lake.HR-Werden 2.The game was tied 19-19 when Toledo left after 5-1/2 innings to catch a train.The Millers were awarded a forfeit victory.
Tu 7/31 Grand Rapids L 5-10 41-35
W 8/1 Grand Rapids W 15-8 42-35
Th 8/2 Grand Rapids L 15-19 42-36
F 8/3 Indianapolis W 10-7 43-36
Sa 8/4 Indianapolis W 6-4 44-36
Su 8/5 Indianapolis* W 15-12 (8) 45-36 *at White Bear Lake.
Tu 8/7 Sioux City W 21-8 46-36
W 8/8 Sioux City W 15-13 47-36
Th 8/9 Sioux City W 12-8 48-36
F 8/10 Kansas City L 9-11 48-37
Sa 8/11 Kansas City W 18-4 49-37 HR-Werden.
Su 8/12 Kansas City* W 12-7 50-37 *at White Bear Lake.HR-Werden.
Tu 8/14 at Milwaukee L 1-7 50-38
W 8/15 at Milwaukee W 7-6 51-38
Th 8/16 at Milwaukee L 1-10 51-39
Sa 8/18 at Kansas City L 11-13 51-40
Su 8/19 at Kansas City L 3-11 51-41
M 8/20 at Kansas City L 5-8 51-42 HR-Werden.
Tu 8/21 at Sioux City L 6-18 51-43
W 8/22 at Sioux City W 17-15 52-43
Th 8/23 at Sioux City W 12-11 53-43 HR-Werden.
Sa 8/25 Milwaukee W 15-7 54-43 HR-Werden
Su 8/26 Milwaukee* W 17-8 55-43 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 8/27 Milwaukee L 11-16 55-44 HR-Werden.
Tu 8/28 Milwaukee W 10-8 56-44
W 8/29 Indianapolis W 12-11 57-44
Th 8/30 Indianapolis L 23-33 57-45
Sa 9/1 Indianapolis W 9-8 58-45 HR-Werden.
Su 9/2 Grand Rapids* L 14-21 58-46 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 9/3-1 Grand Rapids L 10-11 58-47
M 9/3-2 Grand Rapids W 21-14 59-47 HR-Werden 2.
Tu 9/4 Grand Rapids L 4-18 59-48
W 9/5 Toledo W 9-0, forfeit 60-48 The Millers were leading 12-6 after 6 innings when the forfeit was awarded to them.HR-Werden.
Th 9/6 Toledo W 12-9 61-48 HR-Werden.
F 9/7 Toledo L 4-5 61-49
Su 9/9 Detroit* W 12-8 62-49 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 9/10 Detroit L 11-12 62-50
W 9/12 at Grand Rapids L 5-7 62-51
Th 9/13 at Grand Rapids L 3-10 62-52
F 9/14 at Grand Rapids L 7-8 62-53
Sa 9/15 at Indianapolis L 7-11 62-54
M 9/17 at Indianapolis L 2-6 62-55
Tu 9/18 at Indianapolis L 4-5 62-56
W 9/19 at Toledo L 2-13 62-57
Th 9/20 at Toledo L 8-35 (8) 62-58
F 9/21 at Toledo L 6-13 (7) 62-59 Called by darkness.
Sa 9/22-1 at Detroit L 0-9 62-60
Sa 9/22-2 at Detroit L 11-13 62-61
M 9/24 at Detroit L 5-6 62-62
Tu 9/25 at Detroit W 11-9 63-62-3
W L
Sioux City 74 51
Toledo 67 55
Kansas City 69 58
Minneapolis 63 62
Grand Rapids 62 65
Indianapolis 60 66
Detroit 56 71
Milwaukee 51 74
Note on Perry Werden's home runs in 1894: He is listed with 42 home runs in Minor League Baseball Stars, published by the Society for American Baseball Research in 1978 and with 43 home runs by The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, edited by Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, published in 1997.In this list only 39 home runs are noted for Werden.Game accounts in the St. Paul and Minneapolis newspapers early in the 1894 season have only line scores, not box scores, and do not list home runs.Of the 39 home runs listed for Werden, 24 were hit at Athletic Park in Minneapolis, 8 at White Bear Lake, 3 at Milwaukee, 3 at Kansas City, and 1 at Sioux City.
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Position
Henry Hines 128 .430 34 cf-rf
Perry Werden 114 .417 42 1b-p
Frank Burrell 129 .379 32
Joe Visner 106 .382 lf
Jack Crooks 128 .369 2b
Jim Burns 126 .361 cf
Bill Hulen 127 .331 ss
Wilson 128 .318 3b
Charles "Chic" Fraser 62 .286 p
N. Baker 26 .228 p
Parvin 57 .194 p
Other players: Thomas McGuire, rf; McCauley, 1b; Corbett, rf; Dalrymple, rf; Al Mannassau, lf; Gus Klopf, lf-3b-p; Lynch, rf; Murphy, lf-p; Freyer, p; Cyclone Duryea, p; Williams, p; Lincoln, p; Hugh Fleetham, p; Charley Mitchell, p; John Sowders, p; Den McFarland, p; John Luby, p.
With the Millers playing their home games in tiny Athletic Parkówith the distances down the foul lines only about 250 feetóin downtown Minneapolis, the team posted some enormous run totals (averaging 10.5 runs per game overall and 12.7 runs per game in home games).