Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1911 - American Association, 99-66-2,  1st place - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Joe Cantillon
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
W 4/12 at Toledo Mud Hens W 7-4 (10) 1-0 Rube Waddell goes the distance on a 10-hitter.
Th 4/13 at Toledo W 4-0 2-0 3-hitter by Roy Patterson.
F 4/14 at Toledo W 4-2 3-0 Waddell wins on 8-hitter.
Sa 4/15 at Columbus Senators L 1-2 (10) 3-1
Su 4/16 at Columbus W 8-5 4-1 Waddell pitches the final 3 innings.
M 4/17 at Columbus W 8-1 5-1 Patterson wins.
Tu 4/18 at Louisville Colonels L 1-3 5-2 Waddell loses first game.
W 4/19 at Louisville W 6-5 6-2
Th 4/20 at Louisville W 1-0 (11) 7-2 5-hitter by Patterson.  Doubles by Gavvy Cravath and Jimmy Williams score the only run.
F 4/21 at Indianapolis Indians W 3-0 8-2 3-hitter by Arthur Loudell, who faces only 29 batters.
S 4/22 at Indianapolis L 2-7 8-3
Su 4/23 at Indianapolis W 7-4 9-3 Waddell wins.  Millers steal 9 bases.  Cravath has 2 triples.
Tu 4/25 Toledo W 13-1 10-3 6-hitter by Patterson before 10,000 people.
W 4/26 Toledo W 10-9 11-3 Mud Hens make 11 errors.
Th 4/27 Toledo W 11-4 12-3 Wade "Red" Killefer hits a grand slam.
F 4/28 Indianapolis W 3-0 13-3
Sa 4/29 Indianapolis W 3-1 14-3 5-hitter by Roy Patterson.
Su 4/30 Indianapolis W 18-6 15-3
M 5/1 St. Paul L 2-8 15-4 Cravath homers.
Tu 5/2 Columbus L 4-7 (11) 15-5
W 5/3 Columbus W 9-8 (13) 16-5 Cravath homers as Waddell wins in relief.
Th 5/4 Columbus W 7-3 17-5 Otis Clymer homers and extends hitting streak to 22 games (has a hit in every game this season).    Patterson wins, now 6-0.
F 5/5 Louisville W 8-6 18-5 Clymer breaks the American Association record of Bill Friel with a 23-game hitting streak.  Hobe Ferris extends his hitting streak to 21.
Sa 5/6 Louisville L 3-7 18-6 Waddell hit hard.  Ferris's hitting streak is stopped at 21, but Clymer extends his streak to 24 games.
Su 5/7 Louisville L 3-5 18-7 Patterson, in relief, loses his first game of the season.  Cravath homers, and Clymer gets a hit in his 25th straight game.
M 5/8 at St. Paul Saints L 3-7 18-8 Patterson beaten again.
Tu 5/9 Kansas City Blues L 3-5 18-9
W 5/10 Kansas City L 4-5 18-10 Clymer hits in his 28th straight game, breaking the "world" record for hitting, according to the Minneapolis Tribune, before being ejected by Umpire Charles Ferguson.
Th 5/11 Milwaukee Brewers L 4-13 18-11 Tom Dougherty stops Clymer's hitting streak.  Patterson is hit hard.
F 5/12 Milwaukee L 2-5 18-12 Clymer gets 3 hits, but the Millers lose their 7th straight.
Sa 5/13 Milwaukee W 8-2 19-12 Southpaw Tiller "Pug" Cavet wins as the Millers break their losing streak.  Jimmy Williams homers.
Su 5/14 St. Paul L 7-10 19-13 Millers drop to second place.
M 5/15 at St. Paul L 1-3 19-14
Tu 5/16 St. Paul W 13-4 20-14 Millers get 22 hits, 5 by Williams and Red Killefer.  Ferris and Killefer homer.
Th 5/18 at Columbus L 3-5 20-15 Millers drop to third place.
F 5/19 at Columbus W 11-3 21-15 Urban "Red" Faber debuts for Millers and wins.
Sa 5/20 at Columbus L 2-4 21-16 Patterson beaten.
Su 5/21 at Toledo W 7-1 22-16
M 5/22 at Toledo L 3-4 22-17 Cravath homers.
Tu 5/23 at Toledo L 5-19 22-18
W 5/24 at Indianapolis W 13-10 (13) 23-18 Patterson wins in relief.
Th 5/25 at Indianapolis L 2-3 23-19
F 5/26 at Indianapolis L 5-6 23-20
Sa 5/27 at Louisville W 18-6 24-20 Cravath and Clymer each get 4 hits, but Clymer leaves game after getting beaned.
Su 5/28 at Louisville L 5-17 24-21
Tu 5/30 a.m. St. Paul L 7-8 24-22 Clymer back in the lineup.
Tu 5/30 p.m. at St. Paul L 2-5 24-23
W 5/31 at St. Paul L 2-8 24-24 Harry Peaster hit hard.
Manager Joe Cantillon and catcher Hub Dawson went into the stands after a fan, William Crawdad, referred to after by the Minneapolis Tribune as "the Negro."  After the police pulled Dawson off Crawdad, Cantillon attacked Crawdad with a bat.  Cantillon and Dawson were arrested (with Dawson given time to change into street clothes).  The St. Paul Pioneer Press said Dawson "gave police the skip" and escaped by trolley to Minneapolis.  Crawdad left the stands and returned, with a bandaged head, to cheers from the St. Paul fans, some of whom reportedly bought Crawdad a box seat for each game against the Millers, "knowing that his remarks in a high tenor voice are disagreeable to the southerners on the Minneapolis team," according to the Tribune.
Th 6/1 at Milwaukee W 2-1 25-24 9-hitter by Waddell.
F 6/2 at Milwaukee W 6-2 26-24 9-hitter by Cavet.  Ferris homers.
Sa 6/3 at Milwaukee, rain
Su 6/4 at Kansas City L 2-5 26-25
M 6/5 at Kansas City W 18-3 27-25 Millers get 23 hits.  Cravath homers twice.  Claude Rossman has a double and 2 triples.
Tu 6/6 at Kansas City W 10-5 28-25
Th 6/8 Louisville W 10-8 29-25 Frank Owens homers.  Waddell wins in relief.
F 6/9 Louisville L 5-6 29-26 Cravath homers, but Louisville scores 4 in the 9th to win.
Sa 6/10 Louisville L 5-7 29-27
Su 6/11 Columbus L 5-8 29-28 Millers in third place.
M 6/12 Columbus W 10-2 30-28
Tu 6/13 Columbus L 2-4 30-29 Waddell loses in relief of Faber.
Millers fans voted at the June 13 game on the starting times of games.  The fans voted overwhelmingly to start the games at 3:00 rather than 3:30 so they, according to the newspaper, would have "a better chance to see all of the game and still be home in time for dinner."
W 6/14 Indianapolis L 5-7 30-30 Cravath hits long home run.
Th 6/15 Indianapolis
F 6/16 Indianapolis, rain
Sa 6/17 Toledo W 7-3 32-30 Patterson wins.
Su 6/18 Toledo W 3-1 33-30 8-hitter by Waddell, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.
M 6/19 Toledo W 6-3 34-30
W 6/21 at Indianapolis L 3-4 34-31
Th 6/22 at Indianapolis L 4-11 34-32 Waddell hit hard.
F 6/23 at Indianapolis L 2-5 34-33
Sa 6/24 at Louisville L 4-10 34-34
Su 6/25 at Louisville W 9-5 35-34 Cavet wins with 11-hitter; takes shutout into 9th.
M 6/26 at Louisville, wet grounds
Tu 6/27 at Columbus L 2-5 35-35
W 6/28 at Columbus L 2-3 35-36 Cravath wins.
Th 6/29 at Columbus W 5-1 36-36
F 6/30 at Toledo L 5-11 36-37
July 1, 1911 Minneapolis Tribune reports on "dissension" on Millers, who say Joe Cantillon's acts "lack diplomacy."  The Tribune says during spring training in Hickman, Kentucky, the players were put up at a hotel "several degrees removed from first class hostelry," except for Pongo Joe (Cantillon), who stayed at his $20,000 house in Hickman, along with Otis Clymer, Cantillon's roommate on road trips.  "Those not so favored" stayed at the hotel.
Sa 7/1 at Toledo W 7-4 37-37 Cravath 4-for-4 with 2 doubles.
After a controversial 7th-inning call by umpire Gerald Hayes, a riotous scene followed in which Hayes and umpire Jerry Eddinger were threatened by fans.  Police reserves were called, and plainclothesmen escorted Hayes to a street car after the game.  Hayes was assaulted on the street car by a man named George Fisher, who was arrested and locked up but released when Hayes refused to sign an affidavit against him.  Hayes wasn't badly hurt.
Su 7/2 at Toledo L 6-7 37-38 Cravath hits his 10th homer, which was only the third hit over the fence at Swayne Field since it opened June 3, 1909 (Charlie Hickman of Toledo hit one that day).  Cravath hit one over the fence May 22, 1911.  Umpires Hayes and Eddinger again need a police escort after the game.
Tu 7/4 a.m. at St. Paul T 6-6 (8) 37-38-1 Game started late, at 11:00, because of wet grounds and was stopped by agreement at 1:00.
Tu 7/4 p.m. St. Paul L 3-12 37-39 Milers drop to sixth place.
W 7/5 St. Paul W 6-5 38-39
Th 7/6 St. Paul L 2-8 38-40
F 7/7 Kansas City W 5-3 39-40 Millers were down 3-0 in the 8th.  They had 1 run in when Cravath hit a 3-run homer for a 4-3 lead.  Williams followed with a homer, and Waddell puts down the Blues in the 9th to finish the game.
Sa 7/8 Kansas City W 5-3 40-40 8-hitter by Waddell to knock the Blues out of first place.
Su 7/9 Kansas City W 12-3 41-40 Millers get 16 hits and are in third place, 4 behind Columbus and 3 behind Kansas City.
M 7/10 Milwaukee L 3-5 41-41
Tu 7/11 Milwaukee W 8-6 42-41
W 7/12 Milwaukee W 5-4 43-41 Otto "Rube" Peters wins on a 10-hitter in his Millers debut.  Ferris homers.
Th 7/13 at Kansas City L 2-8 43-42 Cravath homers, described as close to the Kansas City distance record.
Millers purchase Daredevil Dave Altizer from the Cincinnati Reds, who had drafted Altizer from the Millers after the 1920 season.  On May 12 the Millers had purchased the release of Altizer from the Reds, but four days later Cincinnati manager Clark Griffith announced that the deal was off.
F 7/14 at Kansas City W 8-4 44-42 Waddell goes the distance.
Sa 7/15 at Kansas City W 8-4 45-42 Cravath goes 5-for-5 with 2 home runs (14 for the season) and a double.
Su 7/16-1 at Milwaukee W 2-0 46-42 3-hitter by Peters.  Altizer plays first game for the Millers in 1911.
Su 7/16-2 at Milwaukee W 10-7 47-42
M 7/17 at Milwaukee L 6-7 (10) 47-43 Altizer goes 4-for-5.
Tu 7/18 at Milwaukee W 6-2 48-43 6-hitter by Waddell.
Th 7/20 at St. Paul W 8-0 49-43 4-hitter by Loudell.  Millers now tied for second, 3-1/2 back of Columbus.
F 7/21 at St. Paul L 1-7 49-44 Williams homers for only run.
Sa 7/22-1 Indianapolis W 7-6 50-44 Williams caps a 6-run bottom of the ninth with a long single to bring in the winning run from third before 8,000 fans.
Sa 7/22-2 Indianapolis W 10-9 51-44 Williams wins game with a 2-run, 2-out bases-loaded single in the last of the 9th.  Ferris homers in the game.
Su 7/23 Indianapolis W 13-5 52-44 Waddell wins 14th game as Cravath hits 15th homer.
M 7/24 Indianapolis L 4-5 52-45
Tu 7/25 Toledo W 3-2 53-45 Millers score 2 in the last of the 9th.  Clymer singles in winning run with 2 out.
W 7/26 Toledo W 6-1 54-45 Waddell wins 15th as Cravath hits 16th.
Th 7/27 Toledo, rain
F 7/28 Louisville W 6-2 55-45 4-hitter by Patterson puts the Millers in a first-place tie with Columbus.
Sa 7/29 Louisville W 6-1 56-45 Millers move into first as St. Paul beats Columbus.
Su 7/30 Louisville W 6-0 57-45 3-hitter by Waddell for 16th win as Cravath hits 17th homer.
M 7/31 Columbus W 4-0 58-45 3-hitter by Peters, who faces only 29 batters, including the minimum (24) over the last 8 innings.  Peters strikes out 6 and doesn't walk a batter.  Game played in 1 hour, 9 minutes.
Tu 8/1 Columbus L 2-3 58-46 Cravath hits 18th homer.  
W 8/2 Columbus L 5-14 58-47
Th 8/3 St. Paul, rain
F 8/4 at St. Paul W 10-2 59-47 1-hitter by H. W. "Hod" Leverette.
Sa 8/5-1 St. Paul W 8-0 60-47 2-hitter by Patterson.  Ferris and Yip Owens homer.
Sa 8/5-2 St. Paul W 7-2 61-47 8-hitter by Peters.
Su 8/6 at St. Paul W 7-1 62-47 16,000 fans sit through the rain to see Leverette beat St. Paul ace Martin O'Toole.  The Millers move into first by 1 game over Kansas City.
M 8/7 Kansas City L 0-1 62-48 Waddell pitches 2-hitter but loses as Blues move into first by percentage points.
Tu 8/8 Kansas City L 1-5 62-49
W 8/9 Kansas City W 7-6 63-49 Cravath leads off the last of the 9th to win the game after the Blues had scored 3 in the top of the 9th to tie the game.
Th 8/10 Kansas City, rain
F 8/11 Milwaukee W 5-4 64-49 Millers tie the game in the 9th and then, with no out and a runner on third, Altizer singles over the fence to bring in the winning run (not a home run since the game ends when the winning run scores).
Sa 8/12 Milwaukee L 4-7 (13) 64-50
Su 8/13 Milwaukee W 3-0 65-50 2-hitter by Cavet.  Millers trail first-place Kansas City by percentage points.
M 8/14 at Kansas City W 9-3 66-50 Cravath hits 20th as Millers move into first by 1 game.
Tu 8/15 at Kansas City W 11-6 67-50 Clymer goes 4-for-5.
W 8/16 at Milwaukee L 5-7 67-51 Cravath hits 21st home run and Clymer hits 2nd.
Th 8/17 at Milwaukee L 7-8 67-52
F 8/18 at Milwaukee W 6-2 68-52 Cravath hits double and triple.
Sa 8/19 at Indianapolis L 2-4 68-53 Waddell beaten.
Su 8/20 at Indianapolis W 3-1 69-53
M 8/21 at Indianapolis L 1-7 69-54 Millers in first by 1 game over Columbus.
Tu 8/22-1 at Louisville W 12-5 70-54 Millers get 16 hits, including 4 by Owens.  Patterson pitches a 12-hitter.
Tu 8/22-2 at Louisville W 9-4 71-54 12-hitter by Cavet.
W 8/23 at Louisville W 5-2 72-54 Waddell pitches the final 4 innings.
Th 8/24-1 at Louisville W 11-3 73-54 10-hitter by Waddell.
Th 8/24-2 at Louisville W 3-1 (8, darkness) 74-54 Waddell 5-hitter, has pitched last 21 innings.  Waddell, promised a 1-day vacation by Cantillon if he won both games, boards a train for Dayton, Ohio, to visit a sister he hadn't seen since 1893.
F 8/25 at Columbus, rain Millers lead Columbus by 2-1/2 games.
Sa 8/26 at Columbus W 7-2 75-54 7-hitter by Patterson.
Su 8/27-1 at Columbus L 1-3 75-55
Su 8/27-2 at Columbus W 6-5 76-55
M 8/28 at Toledo W 3-0 (10) 77-55 1-hitter by Cavet.
Tu 8/29 at Toledo L 3-4 77-56
W 8/30 at Toledo W 8-1 78-56 4-hitter by Patterson.
F 9/1 at St. Paul L 6-8 78-57 Ferris homers.
Sa 9/2 at St. Paul L 4-6 78-58
Su 9/3 St. Paul W 6-2 79-58 6-hitter by Patterson.  Cravath homers.
M 9/4 a.m. at St. Paul, rain
M 9/4 p.m. St. Paul, rain
Tu 9/5-1 at St. Paul L 2-5 79-59
Tu 9/5-2 at St. Paul W 10-0 80-59 4-hitter by Leverette.
W 9/6 Milwaukee, rain
Th 9/7 Milwaukee L 3-4 80-60 Waddell beaten.
F 9/8-1 Milwaukee W 13-1 81-60
F 9/8-2 Milwaukee W 8-6 82-60 Cavet wins.  Cravath homers (24th).
Sa 9/9-1 Kansas City L 4-6 82-61
Sa 9/9-2 Kansas City W 8-2 83-61
Su 9/10 Kansas City W 5-0 84-61 3-hitter by Patterson.  Altizer homers.
M 9/11 Kansas City W 7-3 85-61 Clymer homers.
Tu 9/12 at Milwaukee L 5-6 85-62
W 9/13 at Milwaukee W 4-1 86-62
Th 9/14 at Milwaukee W 7-3 87-62 Ferris homers.  Millers score 5 in the 9th.
Sa 9/16-1 Columbus W 6-4 88-62 8-hitter by Patterson.
Sa 9/16-2 Columbus W 5-4 89-62
Su 9/17 Columbus L 4-9 89-63
M 9/19 Louisville W 9-2 90-63 7-hitter by Waddell.  Altizer steals 5 bases and Clymer 4, but Clymer breaks his collarbone trying for a diving catch and will be out for the rest of the season.
Tu 9/19 Louisville L 12-13 90-64 Cravath hits 25th homer.  Millers score 8 in the 9th but come up short.
W 9/20 Louisville W 15-7 91-64 Cravath hits 26th.
F 8/22 Toledo W 8-2 92-64 HR-Ferris.  Millers announce acquisition of Fred Olmstead and Young Cy Young.
Sa 8/23-1 Toledo W 9-1 93-64 HR-Williams.  Olmstead pitches 8-hitter in first game back with Millers.
Sa 8/23-2 Toledo W 5-1 94-64 8-hitter by Jack Gilligan.  Millers lead Kansas City by 6 games.
Su 8/24 Toledo W 6-1 95-64 4-hitter by Young in 1911 debut with Millers.
M 9/25 Indianapolis W 4-0 96-64 8-hitter by Patterson.  Ferris homers.
Tu 9/26 Indianapolis T 2-2 (7, rain and darkness) 96-64-2
W 9/27-1 Indianapolis W 5-0 97-64 8-hitter by Olmstead.  Cravath hits 27th.
W 9/27-2 Indianapolis W 3-0 98-64 2-hitter by Wadddell.  Millers clinch tie for pennant.
Th 9/28-1 St. Paul, wet grounds The games are canceled and will not be made up.  As a result, the Millers clinch the pennant.  Only 11 players will go to Kansas City.  The others head home.
Th 9/28-2 St. Paul, wet grounds
Sa 9/30-1 at Kansas City L 3-5 (8, rain) 98-65 Cravath hits 28th homer.
Sa 9/30-2 at Kansas City, rain
Su 10/1-1 at Kansas City W 10-7 99-65 9-hitter by Waddell.  Cravath hits 29th homer.
Su 10/1-2 at Kansas City L 3-4 (5, darkness) 99-66-2
W L Manager
Minneapolis 99 66 Joe Cantillon
Kansas City 94 70 Dan Shay
Columbus 87 78 Bill Friel
St. Paul 79 85 Mike Kelley
Milwaukee 79 87 Jimmy Barrett
Toledo 78 86 Harry Hinchman
Indianapolis 78 88 Jimmy Burke
Louisville 67 101 Del Howard
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Position
Gavvy Cravath 167 .363 29 lf
Claude Rossman 155 .356 4 rf
Otis Clymer 147 .342 3 cf
Dave Altizer 73 .335 3 ss
Jimmy Williams 162 .332 7 2b
Albert “Hobe” Ferris 154 .303 14 3b
Wade “Red” Killefer 122 .290 4 ss
Frank “Yip” Owens 126 .273 5 c
Warren “Doc” Gill 162 .252 1 1b
Wilbur Smith 68 .225 0 c
Barry McCormick* 122 .224 0 2b-ss
Hub Dawson 32 .200 0 c-cf
Pitcher G IP W L
Roy Patterson 39 293 24 10
George “Rube” Waddell 54 300 20 17
Tiller “Pug” Cavet 34 158 14 6
Nick Altrock* 30 149 12 4
Otto “Rube” Peters 17 11 3
Jack Gilligan* 27 164 8 11
Sam Leever 24 125 7 4
Horace “Hod” Leverette 19 6 4
Arthur Loudell 25 110 5 6
Lou Fiene* 23 126 5 10
Harry Peaster 17 4 2
Urban “Red” Faber 5 24 1 0
Other players: Whelen, ss; Poehler, 3b; Leo Sage, p; Vinegar Bill Essick, p; Sherrod Smith, p; Bransfield King, p; Paul Brown, p; Fred Olmstead, p; Irving “Young Cy” Young, p; Arthur Chase, p.
*McCormick’s statistics include games played with St. Paul in 1911, Gilligan’s statistics include games with Milwaukee, Altrock’s include games with Kansas City, and Fiene’s include games with Toledo and Kansas City.
Cravath led the American Association with 29 home runs and a .363 batting average, Altizer led the Association with 111 runs, Gill led the Association with 55 stolen bases, and Patterson led the Association with 24 wins.