Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1902 - American Association,  54-86, 7th place - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Walter Wilmot
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
W 4/23 at Columbus Senators L 0-5 0-1
Th 4/24 at Columbus L 4-11 0-2
Fr 4/25 at Columbus L 7-9 0-3
Sa 4/26 at Columbus L 2-12 0-4
Su 4/27 at Toledo Mud Hens L 4-11 0-5
M 4/28 at Toledo W 8-3 1-5
Tu 4/29 at Toledo, rain
W 4/30 at Toledo W 2-1 2-5
Th 5/1 at Louisville Colonels L 13-14 2-6
F 5/2 at Louisville L 11-17 2-7
Sa 5/3 at Louisville, rain
Su 5/4 at Louisville L 9-10 (13) 2-8
M 5/5 at Indianapolis Hoosiers L 3-12 2-9
Tu 5/6 at Indianapolis L 4-7 2-10
W 5/7 at Indianapolis L 2-3 2-11
Th 5/8 at Indianapolis L 2-11 2-12
Sa 5/10 Louisville W 9-4 3-12
Su 5/11 Louisville* W 8-7 4-12 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 5/12 Louisville, rain
Tu 5/13 Louisville L 3-4 4-13
W 5/14 Indianapolis L 2-3 4-14
Th 5/15 Indianapolis, rain
F 5/16 Indianapolis, rain
Sa 5/17 Indianapolis, rain
Su 5/18 Columbus* L 1-6 4-15 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 5/19 Columbus L 6-15 4-16
Tu 5/20 Columbus L 0-14 4-17
W 5/21 Columbus W 3-1 5-17
Th 5/22 Toledo W 9-5 6-17
F 5/23 Toledo, rain
Sa 5/24 Toledo L 0-2 (6, rain) 6-18
Su 5/25 Toledo* W 6-5 7-18 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.  Millers move past Toledo into seventh place.
Su 5/25 Toledo* W 9-1 (6) 8-18
M 5/26 at St. Paul, rain
Tu 5/27 at St. Paul W 5-4 (10) 9-18
W 5/28 at St. Paul L 4-5 9-19
Th 5/29 at St. Paul L 11-12 9-20
F 5/30 a.m. at St. Paul L 1-2 9-21
F 5/30 p.m. St. Paul W 5-4 10-21 Millers score three with one out in the last of the ninth on a two-run triple by Billy Phyle and an overthrow on the relay.
Sa 5/31 St. Paul L 1-2 10-22
Su 6/1 at St. Paul L 3-9 10-23
Tu 6/3 Milwaukee Brewers W 6-5 11-23
W 6/4 Milwaukee L 3-6 11-24
Th 6/5 Milwaukee, rain
F 6/6-1 Milwaukee W 5-2 12-24
F 6/6-2 Milwaukee W 4-0 13-24
Sa 6/7 at Kansas City Blues, ppd. Washout on Great Western line causes Millers' train to get in late to Kansas City.
Su 6/8-1 at Kansas City L 2-11 13-25 Brawl between Phyle and Kansas City first-baseman Mike Grady.
Su 6/8-2 at Kansas City W 8-6 14-25
M 6/9 at Kansas City W 8-4 15-25
Tu 6/10 at Kansas City W 12-11 16-25
Th 6/12 at Milwaukee T 3-3 (5, rain) 16-25-1
F 6/13 at Milwaukee L 4-5 (14) 16-26
Sa 6/14 at Milwaukee W 9-3 17-26
Su 6/15-1 at Milwaukee L 0-5 17-27 Millers shut out on five hits by Nick Altrock.
Su 6/15-2 at Milwaukee W 6-2 18-27
M 6/16 Kansas City L 4-11 18-28
Tu 6/17 Kansas City W 4-3 19-28
W 6/18 Kansas City L 4-6 (11) 19-29
Th 6/19 Kansas City L 1-12 19-30
Sa 6/21 at Indianapolis L 2-3 19-31
Sa 6/21 at Indianapolis L 10-13 19-32
Su 6/22 at Indianapolis, ppd. Game postponed on account of law prohibiting Sunday baseball in Indianapolis.
M 6/23 at Indianapolis L 3-4 19-33
Tu 6/24 at Louisville L 1-6 19-34
W 6/25 at Louisville L 1-5 19-35
Th 6/25 at Louisville L 5-6 (11) 19-36
F 6/27 at Columbus L 1-2 19-37 9th straight loss.
Sa 6/28 at Columbus, wet grounds
Su 6/29 at Columbus W 2-0 20-37 Wilmot draws batting order out of hat; Perry Werden bats ninth.
M 6/30 at Toledo T 1-1 (12) 20-37-2 Called by darkness.
Tu 7/1 at Toledo W 6-2 21-37
W 7/2 at Toledo L 2-14 21-38 Players officiate games as no regular umpires are on hand.
W 7/2 at Toledo W 8-7 22-38
F 7/4 a.m. St. Paul W 2-1 23-38
F 7/4 p.m. at St. Paul L 1-7 23-39
Sa 7/5 at St. Paul L 2-5 23-40
Su 7/6 at St. Paul W 1-0 24-40
M 7/7 at St. Paul L 4-5 24-41
Tu 7/8 St. Paul L 2-6 24-42
W 7/9 St. Paul W 9-4 25-42 Millers steal eight bases.
Th 7/10 St. Paul W 10-4 26-42 In the absence of umpire Haskell, Millers pitcher Frank Figgemeier (who pitched for the Millers and was also a Western League umpire in 1903), served as umpire.
F 7/11 Kansas City W 9-4 27-42
Sa 7/12 Kansas City W 3-2 (11) 28-42 Phyle singles and scores on Wilmot's double in the 11th.
Su 7/13 Kansas City* W 1-0 29-42 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.  Big Jack Katoll of the Millers pitches a 5-hitter.  Little Gibson of Kansas City holds the Millers hitless into the ninth when Mike Lynch walks, steals second and goes to third on a wild throw, and scores on a single by Dan Lally.
M 7/14 Milwaukee L 3-7 29-43
Tu 7/15 Milwaukee L 1-6 29-44
W 7/16 Milwaukee L 2-4 29-45
Sa 7/19 at Milwaukee L 2-3 29-46
Su 7/20-1 at Milwaukee, rain
Su 7/20-2 at Milwaukee, rain
M 7/21 at Kansas City L 5-9 29-47
Tu 7/22 at Kansas City L 4-7 29-48
W 7/23 at Kansas City L 5-7 29-49 Figgemeier, released by the Millers, is now a regular American Association umpire.
F 7/25 Indianapolis, rain
Sa 7/26-1 Indianapolis L 1-4 29-50
Sa 7/26-2 Indianapolis L 2-13 29-51 Ninth straight loss.
Su 7/27-1 Indianapolis* W 2-0 30-51 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
Su 7/27-2 Indianapolis* L 3-7 30-52
M 7/28 Indianapolis W 4-3 31-52
Tu 7/29 Louisville W 4-3 32-52
W 7/30 Louisville, rain
Th 7/31-1 Louisville W 7-6 33-52
Th 7/31-2 Louisville W 7-6 34-52 Seventh-place Millers sweep the league leaders.
F 8/1 Columbus L 2-4 34-53
Sa 8/2 Columbus L 3-7 34-54
Su 8/3 Columbus* L 2-3 34-55 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
M 8/4 Toledo L 3-14 34-56
Tu 8/5 Toledo W 4-3 35-56
W 8/6 Toledo L 5-6 (11) 35-57
F 8/8 at Toledo W6-1 36-57
Sa 8/9 at Toledo W 7-3 37-57
Su 8/10-1 at Toledo L 6-15 37-58
Su 8/10-2 at Toledo L 4-5 (12) 37-59
Tu 8/12 at Columbus W 6-2 38-59
W 8/13 at Columbus L 3-8 38-60
Th 8/14-1 at Columbus W 7-6 39-60
Th 8/14-2 at Columbus W 8-3 40-60
F 8/15 at Louisville, wet grounds
Sa 8/16-1 at Louisville L 5-8 40-61
Sa 8/16-2 at Louisville L 2-13 40-62
Su 8/17-1 at Louisville L 5-6 (10) 40-63
Su 8/17-2 at Louisville L 7-11 40-64
M 8/18 at Indianapolis L 1-4 40-65
Tu 8/19 at Indianapolis L 0-5 40-66
W 8/20 at Indianapolis L 3-5 40-67
F 8/22 Milwaukee L 3-4 40-68
Sa 8/23 Milwaukee L 3-9 40-69 Ninth straight loss.
Su 8/24 Milwaukee* W 5-4  41-69 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.  Millers break losing streak on a two-out, two-run bases-loaded double by Wilmot in the last of the 9th.
M 8/25 Milwaukee L 2-8 41-70
Tu 8/26 Kansas City W 7-5 42-70 Perry Werden pulls off the hidden-bag trick in the 6th.
W 8/27 Kansas City L 3-7 42-71
Th 8/28 Kansas City W 8-6 43-71
F 8/29 at St. Paul L 2-8 43-72
Sa 8/30 at St. Paul, rain Rained out in the 4th.
Su 8/31-1 at St. Paul W 8-5 44-72
Su 8/31-2 at St. Paul L 1-3 (8, darkness) 44-73
M 9/1-1 St. Paul L 2-4 44-74
M 9/1-2 St. Paul W 8-7 (10) 45-74
W 9/3 at Milwaukee L 4-10 45-75
Th 9/4 at Milwaukee W 5-1 46-75
F 9/5 at Milwaukee L 3-4 46-76
Sa 9/6 at Milwaukee W 9-8 47-76 Millers score the winning run in the eighth when Lally hits a grounder to shortstop Billy Clingman, who throws low and wide, the overthrow heading toward the gate near the Minneapolis bench as the groundskeeper was opening the gate.  The ball went through the gate, and Lally circled the bases.
Su 9/7 at Kansas City L 3-6 47-77
M 9/8 at Kansas City, rain
Tu 9/9-1 at Kansas City W 9-7 48-77
Tu 9/9-2 at Kansas City W 13-8 49-77
Th 9/11 Columbus L 5-6 49-78
F 9/12 Columbus L 8-11 49-79
Sa 9/13 Columbus W 11-7 50-79
Su 9/14-1 Toledo* W 10-7 51-79 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.
Su 9/14-2 Toledo* W 9-2 52-79
Tu 9/16 Toledo W 8-5 53-79
W 9/17 Indianapolis W 7-5 54-79
Th 9/18-1 Indianapolis L 3-10 54-80
Th 9/18-2 Indianapolis L 2-6 54-81
F 9/19 Indianapolis L 5-7 (8, rain) 54-82 Minneapolis led 5-3 after 5.  Though it was raining hard, umpire Tindill, allowed the game to continue until after Indianapolis took the lead in the eighth.  The Millers charged that Tindill was favoring Indianapolis.
Sa 9/20 Louisville, rain
Su 9/21-1 Louisville* L 2-6 54-83 *at Minnehaha Driving Park.  Tindill called the game because of darkness after 3-1/2 innings, even though it was not yet 4:30.  Tindill had to seek safety in the ticket office and needed police protection to get away from the park.
Su 9/21-2 Louisville*
M 9/22-1 Louisville L 0-9, forfeit 54-84
M 9/22-2 Louisville L 0-4 54-85
M 9/22-3 Louisville L 3-4 54-86
Umpire Tindill made it known that he would not show up at Nicollet Park, claiming illness.  Both Louisville and Minneapolis agreed to provide one of their players to serve as umpire, a practice not uncommon at that time.  The Minneapolis player tendered for the duty was Cy Torrence, who had pitched the first game against Louisville the previous day.  Torrence was at the field at the appointed starting time, but his teammates were not, so Torrence declared a forfeit victory for Louisville.  After waiting another 10 minutes, Torrence forfeited the second game to the Colonels, as well.  By this time, the Millers players had arrived, and the team’s management demanded that they be allowed to play the final two games.  Torrence withdrew the forfeit on the second game, but not on the first, and Louisville then defeated the Millers twice on the field, Patsy Flaherty pitching a complete game in both.  Despite the sweep, Louisville finished two games behind first-place Indianapolis, which swept a tripleheader against the Saints in St. Paul.
W L Manager
Indianapolis 95 44 W. H. Watkins
Louisville 92 45 Bill Clymer
St. Paul 72 66 Mike Kelley
Kansas City 69 67 Dale Gear
Columbus 66 74 J. J. Grim-Frank Leonard
Milwaukee 65 75 Billy Clingman-Joe Cantillon
Minneapolis 54 86 Walter Wilmot
Toledo 42 98 Charles Strobel
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Position
Jack Burns 5 .400 0 2b
George Yeager 35 .328 1 3b-c
Perry Werden 138 .293 2 1b
Billy Phyle 89 .281 2 2b
Will Byers 85 .281 0 c
Dan Lally* 87 .271 1 of
Walter Wilmot 135 .262 3 rf
Frank Quigley 6 .250 0 2b
Gates 1 .250 0 rf
Murphy 1 .250 0 3b
John Morrissey 27 .239 0 2b
Walter Carlisle 13 .235 0 of
Mike Lynch 126 .231 1 of-3b-2b
Howard Cassiboine 17 .226 0 ss
William “Duff” Cooley 15 .222 0 3b
Claude McFarland* 54 .221 1 of
Lee Quillan 97 .217 0 ss
Angus Grant* 104 .211 0 2b-ss
Denny Sullivan 32 .206 0 rf
Jack Zalusky 56 .185 0 c-of-ss-1b
W. J. Curley 15 .185 0 ss-2b
Ed Breyette 12 .140 0 ss
James Novacek 2 .111 0 c
Pitcher Games Innings W L
Lefty Sporer 39 309 13 22
Big Jack Katoll 14 113 9 5
Otto “Red” Newlin 26 203 9 14
Cy Torrence 10 74 6 4
Harold Cribbins* 16 137 4 10
Frank Figgemeier 11 69 3 2
Dave Martin 8 63 3 4
Fred “Kid” Luther 12 92 3 7
Ted Chapleski 9 50 2 5
Joe Corbett 5 28 1 2
William “Dad” Clarke 7 51 1 4
Dan Collette 2 7 0 1
John Bartos 1 9 0 1
Walter Mullin 4 27 0 3
Bracken 3 14 0 3
Smith 1 5 0 0
*Lally and McFarland’s statistics include games played with Columbus, Grant’s include games with Milwaukee, and Cribbins’s include games with St. Paul in 1902.